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The Great Social Enterprise Pitch: Behind the Biking Lancaster Idea

bikesChris Caldwell is a long-time resident of Lancaster, PA, Chris has spent a lot of time using a bike to get around the city and he passionately sees bicycling as an alternative transportation option.

With the goal of supporting and helping the bicycle movement in a concrete way, Chris started to look at the community bike shop model and then came of with the idea of implementing that model in Lancaster with The Common Wheel: A Community Bike Center. Common Wheel will work to encourage bicycling in Lancaster city through offering the “Earn a Bike” program for children hoping to get a bicycle, as well as a location for bike education and repairs. Ultimately, Common Wheel’s mission is to get as making people as possible riding bikes.

The Common Wheel was chosen as one of the 10 finalist for the Great Social Enterprise Pitch. To learn more, watch their video, or vote for The Common Wheel, check out their contest webpage:


Community Voting is open through the month of July. The top 3 Social Enterprise Ideas will move on the Live Pitch on August 8th. Go to http://www.lancfound.org/pitch to see all the social enterprise ideas and go to their specific rockethub sites to vote for your favorite idea for the Lancaster community!