More people turning to bikes as gas gets more expensive
June 9, 2022 – With gas at record-high levels, some people are trading four wheels for two.
Jim Gardner, CEO of Good Karma Bikes in San Jose, California, said demand for commuter bikes is through the roof, NewsNation local affiliate KRON reported.
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Amid rising gas prices, South Bay residents sell vehicles, opt for alternative transportation
March 28, 2022 – California gas prices are the highest in the nation, and in the Bay Area, residents are choosing alternative methods of transportation to save money. Some are priced out of driving altogether.
San Jose Spotlight
The Biz Beat: Good Karma Bikes keeps San Jose moving
March 6, 2022 – San Jose’s Good Karma Bikes provides free bicycles to those in need of reliable transportation, which has been a lifeline for many, including refugees.
CEO James Gardner sees bicycles as tools for improving mental and physical health, environmental sustainability and transforming lives. In addition to recreation, bikes provide transit for those who can’t afford the expense of a car to get to work.
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December Children’s Bike Drive
December 21, 2021 – We received a call from The Kinship, Adoptive and Foster Parent Association (KAFPA) of Santa Clara County. They are signing up foster children to receive bikes for the holiday season and the list of children in need is overwhelming. We are reaching out to our community for help!
San Jose’s Good Karma Bikes pays bicycle donation forward. Two dozen new bikes distributed to people and groups in need
April 20, 2020 – In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, northwest bike manufacturer Kona Bicycles offered Good Karma a dozen new bikes that were to be distributed to groups supporting the African-American community or others in need.
KALW Public Media
Good Karma Bikes: breaking the cycle of unemployment and homelessness
May 3, 2018 – Getting around sprawling Santa Clara County is a trick for anyone, but for those without housing, getting to and from services and opportunities is even tougher. That’s where Good Karma Bikes comes in.