Did you know you could actually earn money while biking? How often do you find spare change while you bike? Have you ever thought about picking it up and saving it in a jar?
Before you reject the idea, don’t think of it as a way of being cheap; just try to see it as a way of doing good for the future.
People can drop coins anywhere everyday and because the amount is so seemingly insignificant (PHP 0.05-5.00) at that point in time, they don’t bother trying to pick it up. What they may not realize is that picking up the loose change in the streets whenever you get the chance contributes to a much bigger amount in the long run. All you really need to get it there is patience and a good eye! This family has collected spare change for three years and it’s been a fruitful journey.
Our proposition for you bikers out there is to do what we’d like to call The Spare Change Project, which you can do on your own or with your friends. Collect the spare change you might see on the ground as you’re cruising along on your bike, do this for 3-6 months (or longer if you'd prefer), keeping what you take, and see how much you’ve saved. Aside from the earnings you make, consider it as an added exercise of getting off and back on the bike. We leave you with the option as to what to do with the collected amount, either use it for tough times when you’re short on the cash, gift someone less fortunate (with food, clothes, or other living essentials), or perhaps donate it to charities or nonprofit organizations.
There is an endless number of things you can do with what you “earn” as you bike, just remember to at pay it forward one way or another, the money did after all come from your fellowmen. Collect the spare, don’t forget to share!
Happy riding, folks!