Pedal to Porch is a neighborhood bike ride with predetermined stops where residents use their front porch as a stage to tell their true story.
Our brand of storytelling helps to lower the barrier of connection between neighbors, strengthens the social fabric of communities, challenges limited narratives of place, and preserves history.
How It Works
We use the power of storytelling to lower the barrier of connection between neighbors,
initiate new conversations, and celebrate neighborhood history.
Pedal to Porch consists of four essential elements:
Spreading the word
We meet people where they are. Whether it's online or in the neighborhood, we post on social media and knock on doors to invite residents to participate in Pedal to Porch.
Offering technical support
Residents should feel confident sharing their story. We offer a storytelling workshop to help them craft a 5-minute story about a significant event that occurred in their home or on their street.
Exploring a neighborhood on a bike
Participants get out of their cars and onto bikes. Biking through a neighborhood adds a layer of context to the neighborhood story.
The experience is documented along the way. We share content online, as well as, design public exhibitions of neighborhood stories, i.e. film screening, photo essay series, etc.
Every neighborhood is different, therefore our process is adaptable to community needs.
We can’t do it alone. Nor would we want to. Working alongside community members is integral to the process.
Our goal is to keep history alive through stories.
Your story, your lived experience, and your expertise matter.
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