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Where it is ok to talk trash

The Mercy Pedalers’ mission is a simple one:  to be present by reaching out to men and women experiencing homelessness on the streets.   It is all about making relationships.  As Sister Libby says,  “When you can meet someone eye-to-eye, they feel like they’re worthy. […]

Mercy on Wheels

Mercy Pedalers will celebrate our first anniversary on September 14th, 6-8:30 PM at Uptown Studios, 2415 23rd Street.  Tickets $15.  Join us! See Sacramento News & Review article at https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/mercy-on-wheels/content?oid=27070179

Cruel Injustices

This is the final article in my three-part series, “Sacramento’s homeless: the hard times, mean streets and cruel injustices,”  I am a Mercy Pedaler who knows a lot about street crime and justice.  Prior to retirement, I was a prosecutor and former Deputy Executive Director […]

Hard Times, Mean Streets and Cruel Injustices

This is the second part of a three-part series on Sacramento’s homeless: the hard times, mean streets and cruel injustices they endure.  I am a Mercy Pedaler who knows a lot about street crime and justice.  Prior to retirement, I was a prosecutor and former […]

Rivers of Shame

In April of this year, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board reported that Tiscornia Beach, at the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers near Discovery Park, recorded E. coli levels that were seven times (7X) the threshold set by the United States […]

Hard Times, Mean Streets and Cruel Injustices

  This is a three-part series on Sacramento’s homeless: the hard times, mean streets and cruel injustices they endure.  I am a Mercy Pedaler who knows a lot about street crime and justice.  Prior to retirement, I was a prosecutor and former Deputy Executive Director […]

Meet Mercy Pedaler Dave Hosseini

Dave was raised in New Jersey, went to Bethany College in West Virginia, and is now a three-wheel Mercy Pedaler.  He is retired from a  30 year career in mental health direct service, administration and advocacy for several local and statewide organizations. Twice a week Dave […]

Meet Mercy Pedaler Michael Saeltzer

Mercy Pedaler Michael Saeltzer is featured in Sacramento’s Inside (May 2018)  See the attached:  “Bike or Trike: Mercy Pedalers Provide Supplies and Compassion to the Homeless.”

Homeless Pedalers

Mercy Pedalers aren’t the only ones pedaling the streets of Sacramento. Many of the homeless people Mercy Pedalers encounter are on bicycles. For the homeless, the bicycle is a primary mode of transportation. It is also often a lifeline for those in need. A bike […]