Bicycle Collective named Finalist for The Renewal Awards

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The Salt Lake City-based Bicycle Collective has been named a finalist for the fourth annual Renewal Awards held by The Atlantic and sponsored by Allstate.

The Renewal Awards received nearly 9,300 nominees for the award, which was narrowed down to just 15 finalists. The award recognizes organizations, such as the Bicycle Collective, that promote positive change in their communities through progress across the nation.

The Bicycle Collective is a group of nonprofit bike shops that refurbish thousands of bicycles each year and give them to those in need. This offers transportation to low-income Utah residents in addition to teaching individuals how to repair bikes and reducing waste by upcycling.

Through The Renewal Award, the public will have the opportunity to vote on the organization they believe should be one of five winners of the award. Voting is open now and will go until March 1. Winners of The Renewal Award will receive a $20,000 grant from Allstate to continue their work in their community.

“Allstate makes The Renewal Awards possible because we know good ideas start at the local level, and there are many creative ways to drive positive change in communities,” Stacy Sharpe, senior vice president of corporate relations at Allstate, told the Utah Business Daily.

“We also know from the vast number of applicants that the need is great—but so too is the creativity and diversity among change makers across the country. We are proud to support the organizations and individuals working hard to make their neighborhoods stronger.”

The 15 finalists of The Renewal Award are represented by nine states and Washington, D.C. These finalists are made up of organizations of all sizes that are committed to serving and empowered low-income individuals through community building, creativity, and technology.

Profiles of each of the finalists can be found on The Atlantic’s website as well as voting details.

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