NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — Giant has delivered 20 of the 100 mountain bikes that it is donating to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The 20 bicycles will help Occupy Sandy’s team of medics travel around Brooklyn and the Rockaways treating those who are unable to get to the medical attention they need.
The first 20 bikes were assembled by Recycle-A-Bicycle volunteers. Giant, Recycle-A-Bicycle, and Transportation Alternatives have partnered in an initiative called "RIDE NYC FORWARD" to provide mobility solutions and help those hardest hit by the storm.
"Occupy Sandy volunteers have been working almost around the clock since the hurricane struck – running food pantries, distributing clean clothing and blankets, supplying medical aid, and helping storm victims fill out paperwork to get assistance,” said An Le, the global marketing director of Giant Bicycles.
“In many, many places the quickest way for these volunteers to get around is by bicycle, and it’s extremely rewarding to see the Ride NYC Forward initiative in action, placing our Giant Revel 2 bikes with the tireless Occupy Sandy crew.”