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Karen Overton

Bike New York
Director, Recyle-A-Bicycle
Karen Overton is the founder of Recycle-A-Bicycle, a program of Bike New York since January 2017.  Since 1994 she has promoted youth environmental education, job training and healthy living through school based earn-a-bike programs & ride clubs, summer  youth employment, cycle craft and children's bike swaps. She helped to launch the Youth Bike Summit, a conference dedicated to empowering youth leaders in the bike movement.  Over the years, between 65% - 85% of this work has been funded thorugh bike shop sales. Karen rides a NYC Bike frame that she built at the shop with a graduate of earn-a-bike. She enjoys trips with Kids Ride Club. When not working, she spends time making bike jewelry and hiking.