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In that moment they knew this is exactly where God intended them to be. When they moved to Hogansville in July 2016, they partnered up with a group of people under a community called Pioneer. This group of people had a desire to bring life back into the community of Hogansville.

Fast forward to April 2018. Alex was working at Pioneer one afternoon. He got into his truck to drive home and as he was pulling out of his parking lot a kid on a bike ran into the back of his truck. Alex jumped out of his truck to make sure the kid was okay. As Alex chatted with the kid he helped him get cleaned up & realized his breaks weren’t attached on his bike. He reattached the breaks and the kid went on his way. Alex came home that day and looked at Emilee…

We need to start a bike shop. thats how we are going to reach these kids. emilee quickly agreed. that night, pedal forward was born.

By June, Alex & Emilee received Pedal Forwards 501c3. They were ready to go & found a space that would work to start out. Not sure where to start, they hosted a Bike Parade for the 4th of July, and also did a school supply drive for the local elementary school. That fall they started their first Earn-A-Bike program. Seven kids attended & two of them earned bikes.

That have big plans & even bigger dreams for Pedal Forward in the coming years. These plans include a youth drop in center, free tutoring, classes for adults & so much more!

Our Story…

In the Spring of 2016 Alex and Emilee Abraham started looking for a house to buy. At the time they were living in Peachtree City, Georgia & were expecting to stay close by. During the entire process they trusted that God was going to bring them exactly where they needed to be. They found what they believed their perfect first home & decided to put an offer in on it. As they drove off their realtor called them to tell them that the couple had just accepted a counter offer moments before they put in their offer. They drove home that night and Alex told Emilee…

“I just keep picturing us in this brick house painted white on Main Street.”

At the time, Alex was talking about a small town called Senoia— where they both believed they would end up. Little did they know of what was to come. Over the next few days Alex had a few friends tell him about a house in Hogansville. While Alex was open to the idea of moving to HGVL, Emilee quickly shut down the idea. She had no desire to leave “home” or the community they built in Peachtree City. Finally, Alex got Emilee to visit Hogansville to see a house. They stepped into the home and it was like God aligned their heart to his in that exact moment. They started dreaming of all that could take place in this house. That night, they went home and looked through the photos on their phones they took. As they got to a photo of the front of the house they realized…

This was a brick house, painted white, and the address was main street.

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