Working Bikes started 16 years ago when Ravenscroft began to purchase and save bikes from melt yards. Now, after Working Bike's beginning slow days, they now send 6,500 bikes around the world every year. The organization mainly obtains their funds by selling a quarter of their reclaimed bikes and donations. Also, in Wisconsin, Working Bikes have an organization where they obtained 1,000 bikes last year. The word about their organization isn't announced on commercials, but word about them is spread around the city.