Key City Bike is a non-profit bike shop in Mankato, MN that is 100% donation-based and volunteer-run. KCB continues a legacy of community investment of knowledge, tools, hard work, and donated bikes that began in the early 2000’s. Their main mission is "Recycle. Reclaim. Empower." They re-sell all usable donations and recycle or repurpose everything else. A partnership with Nicollet Bike Shop (another Mankato shop) allows Key City Bike to easily get new supplies for repurposing bikes, obtain rewards for Earn-a-Bike volunteers (helmet, lights, and lock), and work together to properly dispose of unusable bikes and parts. The shop and its volunteers are working to expand bike culture and to provide southern Minnesota with an educational space to work on and recycle bikes. Most recently Key City Bike hosted a Cranksgiving event to give back in which around 20 cyclists took part in an alleycat style food drive for the FOCP Backpack Food Program.

— Amanda A.

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