• What is Pedal to Porch?

    A neighborhood bike ride that includes stops along a route

    where residents use their front porch as a stage to tell their story.

  • Our Story

    The 2017 Detroit Policy Conference

    Cornetta Lane, founder of Pedal to Porch, tells the story about our journey. Check it out!

  • Our Work

    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:

    Canvassing

    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.

    Crafting Stories

    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.

    Biking

    Exploring a neighborhood on a bike

    Participants get out of their cars and onto their bikes. Biking through a neighborhood adds a layer of context to the collective neighborhood story.

    Sharing

    Perserving history

    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.

  • The Experience

    We filmed a docu-series! Click below to watch the trailers and full-feature film.

    Mack Ave Corridor Trailer (66s)

    Residents along the Mack Avenue Corridor tell stories about what it means to be a good neighbor.

    Summer 2016 | Click the button below to watch full-length video | Approx. 16 minutes.

    Southwest Detroit Trailer (65s)

    Southwest Detroit residents share stories of resistance, hope, and pride.

    Summer 2016 | Full-length video will be uploaded soon. Stay tuned!

  • 2017 Archives

    Check out the photos and voice recordings of the summer 2017 events.

    Pedal to Porch - Harper Woods

    October 1, 2017

    The theme of Pedal to Porch - Harper Woods is "We love our city". To view the photo gallery and listen to the voice recordings, please click the button below.

    Pedal to Porch - Woodbridge

    August 19, 2017

    The theme of Pedal to Porch - Woodbridge is "Woodbridge Legacy". To view the photo gallery and lsiten to the voice recordings, please click the button below.

    Pedal to Porch - Islandview

    July 29, 2017

    The theme of Pedal to Porch - Islandview is "Family Legacy". To view the photo gallery and listen to the voice recordings, please click the button below.

  • Organize An Event

    Interested in hosting Pedal to Porch in your neighborhood? Download the starter kit today!

  • Donate Today

    Your gift (at any level) will help us develop robust programming for summer 2018.

    Allied Media Project is a 501c3, and fiscal agent of Pedal to Porch,

    therefore, all donations are tax deductible.

  • In the News

    Check out Pedal to Porch media mentions.

  • CONTACT

    Let's start a conversation!