Tulsa Hub is a syndicate of volunteers, and a growing staff, on a mission to change lives through cycling. It is the only non-profit in Oklahoma providing certified bicycling-for-transportation education, refurbished bicycles, safety gear, and follow-up support to people in poverty, people with physical and mental disabilities, and people who are otherwise disenfranchised in our community. Tulsa Hub is the belief in human power made visible.
Bikes are donated by Tulsa citizens and refurbished by Tulsa Hub staff and volunteer mechanics. After participants “pay it forward” with a minimum of six hours of volunteerism and training, bicycles and gear are earned in the Adult Cycling Empowerment (ACE) program. The mission also works to change the habits of the next generation through active-transportation programs with middle-school and high-school students.
Since our inception in 2008, we have helped more than 1,400 adults earn a reliable transportation and given more than 2500 refurbished bikes to 2nd-6th graders in our programs. The Workshop, open Tuesdays through Thursdays, offers low-or-no-cost bicycle repair and equipment to over 1,000 additional riders annually.
Over 70% of ACE alumni continue building relationships with us and "give back" through volunteerism with Tulsa Hub and have reported using their bikes to get a job, go back to school, get their groceries and run their errands, get to church and into nature, and otherwise make moves toward improved self-reliance.