MiiR and the Boise Bicycle Project first partnered in 2012 upon the launch of MiiR’s bicycle line and as a way to commemorate our founder’s hometown of Boise, Idaho. BBP is a nonprofit community cooperative that promotes the personal, social and environmental benefits of bicycling.
Every December, BBP hosts a kids bike giveaway (350+ bikes) at its location in Boise for children ages 4-11 years old. Through an application process that includes submitting a drawing or story describing their “dream bike”, kids are selected from local non-profit organizations, schools, social workers, after-school programs and other like-minded organizations. MiiR is donating 50 Bambinis to this program, to be assembled by community volunteers, as a way to encourage children to get moving on bikes.
BBP functions as a bicycle recycling center and educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education and access to affordable refurbished bicycles, BBP strives to build a stronger bicycling community. BBP offers a variety of youth and adult programs including work trade, commuting and repair classes, social rides and aspiring mechanic skills training.
The Boise Bicycle Project believes the bicycle is a tool with the power to create positive social change, and MiiR couldn’t agree more. With a vision to enhance the quality of life through bicycling, BBP’s values are:
- Access to bicycles
- Sustainable re-cycling
- Building confidence
- A path of opportunity for kids
- Collective impact