Before working on a larger-scale project, Sidelko will run a trial of the lending library during the Allied Media Conference this summer. Conference attendees will be able to rent bikes for a fee. (Those who don't need a bike can get a smoothie from Sidelko's blender bike, run on pedal power.)
After the conference, the bikes will be used by kids in the Gardening Advocacy Media and Education Youth Summer Camp, also based in the Cass Corridor Commons. The students will have opportunities to learn bicycle maintenance skills.
The trial run will give Sidelko, who cites safety as a key concern, a chance to get feedback and see what works for riders as she continues to grow the project.
See also the call for bicycle donations to the lending library.