Bike Share in a Box provides transportation, fitness opportunities


If your congregation is passionate about breaking down transportation barriers and providing a fun alternative for physical activity, consider applying for the Bike Share in a Box special grant opportunity.

In partnership with Thrive Allen County, the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund is excited to offer this special grant opportunity for Healthy Congregations churches.

This grant works especially well when run in partnership with other organizations, such as community colleges or libraries. Colby United Methodist Church tapped into an unmet need when it partnered with their local community college; students use the bikes to make shopping easier. Ottawa United Methodist Church is working with its local library, which shared that a few people check bikes out for a week at a time as it’s their only transportation to and from work.

Each participating church in the Bike Share in a Box grant will receive five bicycles, a bike rack, locks, waivers, signage, and technical assistance.

Not a Healthy Congregation? It’s easy to join. For more information, visit or email