A young woman tightens the seat of her bike during the Chiquitas Ciclistas event in the Eastside. Photo by Rachel Chaney

With Bikes Built, Girls on the Eastside are Ready for Action

Yesterday 120 expectant and grateful girls built 120 bikes at Lockwood Park on the city’s Eastside. These “Chiquitas Ciclistas” didn’t build alone. Moms, big brothers, stepdads, bike enthusiasts, and caring adults in the community guided them.  Edith Lopez Estrada, a fixture at Women’s Wrench Night, led the assembly.  This event marked the beginning of a partnership between the Earn-A-Bike Co-op and the Martinez Street Women’s Center's Girl Zone program (see photo gallery above).