SafePlace Bike Drive

In 2006, a Soupie gave David Ansel, owner of The Soup Peddler, a large gift certificate to Ozone Bikes. Ansel used the gift certificate to buy a load of children’s and women’s bikes at wholesale for donation to SafePlace. Vytis Vardys, owner of Ozone, was able to secure several more free bicycles from suppliers and kicked in extra helmets. Other Soup Peddler customers donated used bikes that were then refurbished by the Austin Yellow Bike Project. The total donation was 26 bicycles.

In 2007, Soupies donated money to purchase new bikes provided by Ozone Bikes to supply Christmas presents for families at SafePlace's residential facility (pictured above). It was super-cool.