Two avid cyclists and members of Transition Laguna's Mobility Group are finding ways to make biking around town feasible for more Lagunans.
Residents Michael Hoag and Les Miklosy recently adopted the "bicycle recycle plan" from green cities around world; they repair and refurbish unwanted bikes and then donate them to people who want them.
"Our goal is to solve the transportation problem in a town that is automobile-centric," Miklosy said. "We are repairing these bikes to encourage people to ride them."
The pair, with the occasional help of Laguna Cyclery's Justin Gresch, said they can do "anything but welding" on old bicycles.
"We mostly grease [wheel] bearings and replace old brakes and chains," Miklosy said. "These parts are easy to locate at our local hardware and bike shops, so it usually takes only about a day to repair each bike."