LACONIA — An informational session on a Laconia Area Bicycle Exchange will be held Monday, March 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the conference room at the Lakes Region Child Care Center at Health First.
The goal of the program, proposed in January by John P. Rogers of the Better Together organization, is to find a location in downtown Laconia where as many as 40 bicycles can be stored which will be available to clients of social service agencies who can use them to provide themselves with transportation to jobs and medical appointments as well as for recreation.
Rogers said the clients will be provided with vouchers from social service agencies such as Genesis to use the bikes for free or possibly for rent. They will also be provided with helmets and safety brochures along with air pumps and repair tools.
He is looking for a good, safe location in the downtown area which would be open a couple of days a week, and for volunteers to organize and guide the Bike Exchange and says he has already received support and encouragement from places, such as Piche's Sports.