On Bike With Love
According to endhomeless.org a majority of homeless people counted were in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs, but nearly 4 in 10 were unsheltered, living on the streets, or in cars, abandoned buildings, or other places not intended for human habitation. The unsheltered population increased by 2 percent from 239,759 in 2009 to 243,701 in 2011, the only subpopulation to increase.
According to the CDC (centers for disease control and prevention) more than one-third of Americans are obese, close to 17% of those being young people.
Working from these two realities, OBWL seeks to encourage every day citizens to fill their backpacks, riding bags, tubs, etc with new socks, toiletries, dog treats, bus passes, and other simple necessities jump on your bikes and ride, spending time with your neighbors who live under the stars. It is our hope that OBWL Chapters will start in different cities or neighborhoods throughout the US.