LANSING, Mich. — Jeremy Hurt began his business, Red Bike Delivery, six months ago. His idea was to find a more environmentally friendly way to deliver food while supporting small restaurants in downtown Lansing.
"These are the ones that need the help and need to get their food out while people can't come in to the restaurant," Hurt said.
After looking into the environmental impacts of cars and how many deliveries go out each day, he decided to use his red bike.
"I just realized it wasn't sustainable," he said. "There's way too much CO2 going out into the atmosphere. So, this is kind of an idea to help combat that and reduce our carbon footprint."
Hurt has partnered with several businesses in the downtown area including Social Sloth Cafe on Washington Square, which also opened during the pandemic.
"It is so helpful, especially for the residents living around," said the cafe's co-owner Burcay Gunguler. "They can call anytime and ask for something and he can help us."
Hurt is still delivering on his bike despite the cold and snowy weather and has adapted his bike to keep the food warm. He's currently delivering within a three-mile radius of downtown.
More information on ordering from Red Bike Delivery can be found at https://red-bike-delivery.business.site
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