October 13, 2014 – Photo Essay: Optum Pro Cycling and Working Bikes

Working Bikes was featured in a great photo essay on the Optum Pro Cycling website, excerpted below and viewable here.

“On October 7th, Optum Pro Cycling teamed up with Plus One Health Management and Working Bikes to assemble 49 Diamondback Viper youth bicycles for distribution to underprivileged youth in the Chicago area. The bicycles reached their new owners thanks to Chicago-based 501(c)3 organization Working Bikes, who partners with homeless transition, refugee resettlement, and youth empowerment programs to put bicycles to good use on the streets of Chicago. Most of the volunteers had never built a bike – but thanks to help of team partners Park Tool and Diamondback, who provided simple-to-assemble frame sets, wheels, helmets, and tool kits, the event was a fun learning experience for all. The seminar also featured a talk and Q&A session with Optum p/b KBS sprinters Eric Young and Brad Huff, among other health & wellness professionals. The bike build was part of a multi-day health and wellness seminar for Plus One employees, who recently became the newest members of the Optum services family. Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business, a unique collection of people, capabilities and technologies dedicated to helping make the health care system work better for everyone.”