WE are Impact People!

Wecycle Atlanta aids 225 Atlantans get on W.H.E.E.L.S. THIS SUMMER!!

Wecycle Atlanta reaches 1,000 like Facebook milestone!

On behalf of Wecycle Atlanta, Inc....

The Garden That Bikes Built

How Wecycle Atlanta's Programing Restored a Community Garden

Do The Bike Thing!! A Fundraising Joint

Help Wecycle Atlanta find a home and build the commmunity!

SUPPORT IN STYLE!

Do The Bike Thing Gear is HERE! Get your's today!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

AJC Says: Wecycle Atlanta Growing Communities, Healthier Kids!

By Rick Badie
Some days, Holderness Street in Southwest Atlanta gets flooded with so many kids riding bikes that it reminds Shawn Deangelo Walton of a "mini Singapor". 

He's partly to blame for the popularity of two-wheeled activity, thanks to a civic-minded small business he started to introduce youngsters to the joy of cycling and gardning. Walton is the founder of Wecycle Atlanta, an operation that stresses WHEELS: Work Ethic, Health, Environment, Economics, Leadership and Sustainability. It does so by giving young people in West Atlanta access to bikes, fresh produce and, of course, cycling!




Wecycle Atlanta aids 225 Atlanta youth get on bicycles this SUMMER!

          This summer Wecycle Atlanta set out to aid getting 100 Atlantan's on bicycles. We missed our mark... by exceeding it! With bicycle donations from Georgia residents and private sponsors Wecycle Atlanta aided in getting 225 youth on bicycles this summer! Through partnership Wecycle Atlanta with the aid of Odyssey Team Inc. distributed 225 bicycles to city of Atlanta youth through Local Boys & Girls' Clubs and residential communities through the 40 Hours and a Bicycle and Life Cycles Programs. 
         WE also want to thank our partners at Odyssey for donating tools to our soon coming Boxcar Bike Shop! We have learned here at Wecycle Atlanta that the more you give the more you receive, so we want to thank everyone who supports us while we get more Atlantan's on W.H.E.E.L.S. #DoTheBikeThing! 













Block Party Huge Success! Just The beginning!


 A rare moment in West Atlanta happened. Some of Atlanta's most influential artist came out to support a community effort driven by community members. On July 26th local artist and Atlanta residents came out to the West Atlanta Community Rally and Block Party in support of Wecycle Atlanta's Do The Bike Thing Bike Shop Indie-Gogo crowd funder and it was a huge success! With the street closed off for pedestrian traffic youth enjoyed cycling safely in their neighborhood while enjoying having their faces being painted, basketball, and hop-scotch!
Atlanta artist weren't the only supporters that came out to make the day grand. In our constant effort to promote health and economics through our W.H.E.E.L.S. model (work ethic, health, economics, environment, leadership, and sustainability) we reached out to Fresh 2 Health to provide locally grown and prepared vegan dishes, West Atlanta's University Wells Fargo to aid with financial literacy and Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center to make sure that it was more than just a party, but a rally for greater quality of life.




 Special Thanks to guest artist and our sponsors! 







We want to thank everyone that came out to support us on our "FIRST" Block Party of the year! #ToBeContinued

Monday, June 2, 2014

Do The Bike Thing Indiegogo launch HUGE SUCCESS!

Wecycle Atlanta is thankful for all the support received May31st on the last day of National Bike Month. With over 50 guest, including Atlanta City Council members Ceasar Mitchell, Natalyn Archibong, and Cleta Winslow! Our host Council member Andre Dickens honored Wecycle Atlanta with a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council for are teamwork with the Ashview Heights Community Garden and for working together to promote and engage residents in healthy and sustainable life styles. We were able to kick off our fundraiser by raising $700! Lets keep the W.H.E.E.L.S. rolling! Lets unify to open Wecycle Atlanta's co-op bicycle shop so that we can give youth and residents of SW Atlanta access to fresh produce and food! Check out these photos of the event! Oh yeah... DO THE BIKE THING!!!

Donation link: http://Igg.me/at/DoTheBikeThingShop
















Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Do The Bike Thing IndieGoGo Launch Party with Atlanta Council Member Andre Dickens, Marian Mereba and more!

ATLANTA, GA– WeCycle Atlanta is delighted to announce the March 31st 2014 launch of its Do The Bike Thing BIKE SHOP crowd funding campaign and the unveiling of our Pop-up Bicycle Shop at the Ashview Community Garden on the SW Atlanta Beltline! 

Our mission is to revitalize the communities by encouraging health and wellness, environmentalism and economic development through biking, research and fellowship. We emphasize biking as a healthy lifestyle and an alternate means of transportation that encourages us to engage with our neighbors and the local community while being environmentally conscience.

We are using the momentum of being FedEx’s top 100 Small Business finalist, Introducing our mobile pop-up shop at Atlanta Streets Alive in the West End, and receiving a $24,000 donation from a private donor to raise $50,000 in our Do The Bike Thing: BIKE HUB IndieGoGo Campaign.
Our future Bike HUB space will house:
• WECYCLE ATLANTA’S INNOVATIVE CYCLING AND URBAN GARDENING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMING
• BICYCLE SERVICING AND RETAIL SPACE
• OPEN COMMUNITY MEETING SPACE
• COMMUNITY ART GALLERY
• And More

May 31st 2014 – December 31st 2014 “DO THE BIKE THING” by attending our crowd funding campaign release and Pop-Up Shop “Soft Opening” May 31st 10a.m. – 2p.m. hosted by Atlanta City Council Member Andre Dickens (Post 3 At- Large) with a special performance by Marian Mereba, a live food demo with Qam Raw, and a Kemetic Yoga session with Kamean! We will also be honoring the 1995 founders of the garden: The Abensett family and Cleta Winslow and signing up youth to receive one of the 100 Bicycles that we will have youth earn through the summer! See our programming at work and enjoy an afternoon of art, service, and socializing with the Wecycle Atlanta team and our supporters.

Visit or webpage to make your “DO THE BIKE THING” pledge:www.WecycleAtlanta.org




ABOUT │

Founded in July 2011, WeCycle Atlanta is a co-op and bicycle shop, based out of the Atlanta’s Historic Ashview Heights community, formed to promote sustainable living and healthy lifestyle habits by engaging community members in cycling and gardening activities.

For information contact:
Shawn Deangelo Walton. Executive Director. 678.296.0401. WecycleATL@Gmail.com



Wecycle Atlanta Reaches 1,000 Likes on Facebook! #ThankYou!

On behalf of the people at WeCycle Atlanta WE just want to say THANK YOU for your ongoing support! Without you all riding with us we wouldn't be able to develop our community in sustainable ways! We will keep promoting others to DO THE BIKE THING as we continue to be guided by our Wecycle W.H.E.E.L.S. model (work ethic, health, environment, economics, leadership, sustainability). 

Join us this may as we participate in our first National Bike Month with events and fundraisers focused in May!

List of Event: 

May 3rd & 17th: Wecycle Pop-Up Shop & Service Day! New 40 Hours and a Bike Round! 10a.m. - 2p.m. @ACG 

May 3rd: #DoTheBikeThing! Adult Spin to CastleBerry Hill's new Drink Art Restaurant 3p.m. - 5p.m. @ACG 

May 10th & 24th: Bike to Boot Camp w/ Fitness Instructor Lou Robinson! 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. @ACG 

May 31st: Wecycle Atlanta POP-UP Shop "Soft Opening" 10a.m - 2p.m. @ACG

June 7th: Wecycle Pop-Up Shop & Service Day! 10a.m. - 2p.m. @ACG 

June 7th: #DoTheBikeThing!: Tour D' Farms @ACG

June 8th: #DoTheBikeThing w/ The Atlanta Cycling Festival at The Spinning Pie in Castleberry Hills 1p.m. - 4p.m. 

Ashview Community Garden (@ACG)* 1181 Fenwood St. SW Atlanta, GA 30314 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

VOTE for Wecycle Atlanta in the FedEx $25,000 small grant contest!!!

Vote for Wecycle Atlanta to help us win one of ten small business grants from FedEx, including the $25,000 grand prize! Wecycle Atlanta has come a long way and we have further to go. Help us get into our bicycle shop by MAY, national bike month, so we can be ready for the youth in our community by the summer! VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE! You can vote once a day until Febraury 23rd! Lets do this!

#DoTheBikeThing

VOTE HERE: http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/Gallery/Detail/b4d62eb9-702e-4a6f-8b70-9420ea42adcf/