The following mp3 and transcript is an interview with our wonderful volunteer and Earn-a-bike participant, Dave. In the transcript the interviewer, Darwin (Interim Director at B4HPDX) is identified with an “I” and the interviewee, Dave (valued B4HPDX community member and volunteer) is identified with a “D.” The transcript is as true to the audio as the interviewer was able to make it including punctuation and grammar that reflect the sound and flow of the speech in the interview. Because of this it does not follow traditional grammar conventions.
A few quick fact-check notes on the interview: 1. Pricing in the shop is subject to change - currently we have a $20 installation fee and a $40 service fee. Some bike repairs require us to apply both. 2. Some used parts do not have fixed prices and are subject to quality evaluation for price estimates.
The transcript is HERE.
“Imagine you’re on a bike ride and you go over a nail and get a flat, you know, a lot of people are just gonna be scratching their head walking their bikes home or taking it and dropping it off at a shop and saying can you fix this for me please and go back to a $50 bill and so here, we teach you how to take your bike apart and fix that tire and you know, it might cost you the cost of the patches or maybe a new tube, or maybe a tube and tire depending on how bad it is. But it’s so beneficial to you. There is no comparison of the cost and the benefits. Bikes for Humanity really goes out of the way to help and they want people to be self-empowered,” - Dave.
“So there are tons of options and ways for people to get something that’s affordable to them wherever they’re at in their income level which is really great, it’s definitely part of our mission, and something else I think is really important that you mentioned is it does spread joy but it’s also very useful,” -Darwin.