The Green Drop Garage is an eco-friendly automotive repair shop in Portland, OR. They now offer free loaner bikes to customers who are having their cars serviced. An average, they are currently loaning out two bikes every day.
Below is the article as it appeared on the BikePortland.org website.
Car being serviced? Local repair shop will loan you a bike
Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 4th, 2010
Green Drop Garage, a full service auto repair shop in Southeast Portland, now offers free bike loans to customers who need a lift when their car is being serviced.
Farhad Ghafarzade, President of Green Drop, has struck up a partnership with local bike shop Bike N’ Hike. Ghafarzade says he and his staff already run most of their errands by bike including picking up parts from nearby suppliers with their trailer so, "Offering our customers a bike to borrow is an easy way to reduce our carbon footprint just a little bit more."
On average, Green Drop loans out two bikes every day and Ghafarzade says he hopes to get even more bikes to loan in the future as more customers hear about the service. "People really like the concept. I hear a lot of, ‘That’s so Portland of you.’"
To read the entire article on the BikePortland.org website, visit http://bikeportland.org/2010/06/04/car-being-serviced-local-repair-shop-will-loan-you-a-bike/.