Construct Launches Pedal It Forward Bike Lottery

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Construct announced the launch of the Pedal It Forward bike lottery that will award new bikes to four affordable housing-eligible south Berkshire County residents in need of transportation.
Pre-screened for eligibility then selected by lottery, participants must be south Berkshire County residents, be current or former essential workers, be without reliable transportation, and be able to qualify as a low-income household under the following guidelines: 
One person–$37,260; two-person–$42,600; three-person–$47,940; four-person–$53,220; five-person–$57,480; six-person $61,740. 
Employers are encouraged to nominate current or former employees, and self-nominations are also accepted. The drawing date of the Pedal It Forward bike lottery will be announced on, or before, Oct. 30. Through an arrangement with Berkshire Bike and Board, Construct will be purchasing the four new Specialized-brand bikes equipped with racks at a discounted rate. Bike lottery information and applications can be accessed on Construct's website or by emailing 
An application can be downloaded here.
Construct's Pedal It Forward bike lottery comes on the heels of e-bike raffle winner Martin Mitsoff's donation of his winning Housing for Essential Workers Raffle entry back to Construct with a wish to support essential workers struggling with COVID-19 related hardships. Inquires on sponsoring and donating to Construct programming, such as to the Pedal It Forward bike lottery, can be directed to Leigh at
Construct is a housing stability organization that addresses homelessness and housing insecurity in south county.

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