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Design Build BLUFF & 88bikes Build a Reclaimed Mobile Bike Shop for Navajo Youth
88bikes was started in 2006 by friends Dan Austin, Nicolas Arauz and Jay Austin, who wanted to change the world one bike at a time. Their first project successfully raised the funds for 88 bikes to be donated through Friends of Cambodian Children in 2006. Since then, they’ve donated over 1000 bikes around the world and also educated kids through bike maintenance training, safety workshops, group bike rides, and bike-based job skills. For their latest project, 88bikes teamed up with Park City, UT-based Design Build Bluff, the student design/build organization responsible for building sustainable homes on the Navajo Nation in southern Utah.
“88bikes is a great admirer of the work of DesignBuildBLUFF, and we’re thrilled to partner with them to build the bike shop,” said Dan Austin, one of 88bikes’ founders. “This is a sustainable, mobile shop, largely constructed from reclaimed materials and was designed by DesignBuildBLUFF and will be built by the DesignBuildBLUFF and 88bikes volunteers,” he added.
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