Legend in the Community
Legend Bicycle is a traditional brick and mortar business that serves the local Fox Point neighborhood and Greater Providence. Everyone who works at Legend lives within a 20-minute bike ride of the store. We enjoy keeping local bicycles running smoothly on our streets. We spend our paychecks at local grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants. We pay local taxes, we vote, and live and breathe the same air as you. We are your neighbors.
Because our customers support us by spending their hard earned money on the goods and services that we offer, we feel it is our responsibility to give back to the Community through those local organizations that we feel make our world a better place.
Transportation Bicycling Advocacy
Betty from RIBIKE signs up a new member In an effort to educate cyclists about urban bicycling after dark and to promote the membership in the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition (RIBIKE), Legend conducts an annual Light Up the Night event on the streets of Providence when the clocks change in November. Since 2009, Legend - with the help of RIBIKE volunteers - has installed over 250 sets of LED lights on unsafe bicycles that are seen riding in the City after dark. By making cyclists aware of the need to take responsibility for their own safety, Light Up the Night serves the dual purpose of educating novice cyclists and making our streets safer for everyone. To get involved, become a member of RIBIKE at www.RIBIKE.org.
Bruce Desrosiers and his new Jamis Aurora Since 2011, Legend has been a sponsor of the Woony River Ride, an annual fundraising ride to benefit the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC). The Woonasquatucket River flows into Providence from the west, through Olneyville, under the Mall, through Downtown and out into Narragansett Bay. The WRWC has been working to educate people about the important natural and historical resources all along the 19 miles of its length since 1998, when the “Woony” River was named an American Heritage River. In 2012, Legend awarded a new bicycle as an incentive for fundraisers to dig a little deeper into their pockets to help fund programs that promote activities along this important local resource.
Providence has been out in front of the recent urban farming and local foods movement since the beginning. Many people who enjoy growing food in cultivated vacant lots around town are individuals who like to reap what they sow. They understand that their actions have a direct effect on the immediate world they inhabit. Many ride bicycles to pick up their CSA share because they value a simpler lifestyle and understand that their neighborhoods don’t need another paved-over garden plot. To show solidarity in this movement, Legend has been partnering with the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) since 2010. All card carrying members of SCLT are elligible for 20% off of all cargo gear such as bags, racks, and trailers to help them get their tools and compost from points A to B.
Other activities include:
Transportation Bicycling Advocacy
Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition
Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
Recycle a Bike
League of American Bicyclists
Vartan Gregorian Elementary School
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Rhode Island Public Radio (WRNI)
Southside Community Land Trust