When someone stole Robbie Pruitt’s mountain bike off of his car rack, he had an unusual response. After learning from a local bike shop that there were very few bikes in stock to buy, he concluded that the person who stole his bike might have been in need of a way to get to work. Pruitt decided that he’d offer to fix anyone’s bike for free and would fix up and give away any bikes donated to him and announced that in a Facebook post. Pruitt has been busy ever since. Thirty bicycles showed up at his townhouse the next day; Pruitt fixed 140 bicycles by the end of 2020 and is still going strong. His favorite part of fixing bicycles is the friendships he makes in the process.

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