In August of 2021 CBS Philly did a video on ZummoBike
Here is the video CBS3 made about our project narriated by Ukee Washington
PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County nonprofit is giving students a lift, literally. Nine-year-old Joan Ulloa has a talent for treads.
On this day, he’s at an outdoor bike sale in Phoenixville. He and other young mechanics are fixing up donated bikes, to sell.
“We are providing funds for a nonprofit organization, donating bikes in Norristown,” 14-year-old Elijah Salas said.
“Kids in Norristown need some business guys to pay attention,” Steve Oliver (Founder of Zummo Bike) said.
Steve Oliver started giving refurbished bikes to Norristown Elementary School kids about seven years ago. He wanted to reward good attendance and hard work.
“We get kids back every year, and so they can trade their bike in and get another one if they like,” Steve said.
He also started teaching some of the students the tricks of the trade, training them to fix bikes!
“I’ve been doing this for about half a year,” Elijah said. “It’s improved my strength in mechanical skills and definitely business as well.”