Little Known Black History Fact: Moses Mathis, The Bicycle Man

1 Aug

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Moses Mathis was a resident of the Tiffany Pines neighborhood in Fayetteville, NC. He was best known as “The Bicycle Man.” By 1990, Mathis was fed up with the drug activity on his street so he opened The Tiffany Pines Community Outreach Center and began handing out and repairing bikes to the children in his community. Over a 20-year period, the Bicycle Man, along with his wife, Ann Mathis, has given out and repaired over 26, 000 bicycles to the neighborhood children under age 15.

The Tiffany Pines Community Outreach Center includes the B.U.G. Program, which stands for Bringing Up Grades. The program assists children from first grade through ninth grade. The eligible students are given a monetary incentive to bring their grades up during the grading period. Among the programs is an odd jobs component to give students a meaningful alternative to being on the…

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5 Responses to “Little Known Black History Fact: Moses Mathis, The Bicycle Man”

  1. No Black Pete August 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM #

    I don’t get it. Why do the articles leave out you and your sister?

    • hunglikejesus August 1, 2013 at 8:27 PM #

      I don’t know. It’s Tom Joyner however, so we get, what we get.

  2. honeytreebee August 2, 2013 at 8:39 AM #

    Perhaps it is just me, but I would have preferred for them to be a bit more serious. Your father did a tremendous thing and you and your family should be acknowledged for the great service given for so many years.

    The fact that it will continue is awesome HLJ. You, your sister and mom have a legacy to keep intact you and yours have touch so many lives making children smile, parents feel capable, and helping those that need a chance to get off of the streets and back into a productive life. Yes, a real gem and shining pillar in the black community there and through out.

    I would have loved to have met him and thanked him for the wonderful work and remarkable man he has brought to this world. What love and humble majesty you and yours carry.

    • hunglikejesus August 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM #

      Like I said, it’s Tom Joyner and what he does is mostly garbage. I’m just glad my father’s work got out for all to see.

  3. mary burrell August 5, 2013 at 8:25 PM #

    Jesus, Tom Joyner is garbage. I can’t stand all the cooning on the radio show, I stopped listening a long time ago. Your father’s legacy deserves to continue.

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