Back Alley Bikes and Motor City Mitten Mission (MCMM) partnered in 2019 to get bikes and locks into the hands of some of the most vulnerable Detroiters. Both groups saw this as a critical transportation justice issue and named it Spokes for Folks.

Since then, scores of bikes have been given to adults and youth alike, and many are learning how to maintain their bikes during Sunday Adult Open Shop at Back Alley Bikes. 

The Motor City Mitten Mission is dedicated to helping the homeless, the needy, the sick and those striving for a better way of life while educating, partnering and collaborating with a number of other organizations, schools, churches, clubs and businesses. We do what we do because it’s the right thing to do! 

MCMM website