Get Your Gear On

Do you need some gear? Are you into human-powered fun and adventure? Then mark this on your calendar: May 16-17th, 10 Million Dollar Sale.

Mountain Gear carries primo adventure gear, and this huge sale only happens once a year. Besides the great products, Mtn Gear is a local business that believes in and works towards sustainability and building community. If you try to support local businesses that do good things in your community and you’re looking for some bargain gear, then don’t miss the sale.

This is an unusual post for us, but Mountain Gear is an unusual company. They’ve been a huge supporter of P2P since we first started out. Mountain Gear steps up to support way more outdoor and environmental-related projects than any other local company that I know of. They are quick to lend a hand of support by donating money, staff, resources and space. Mountain Gear makes Spokane a better place to live and play for all of us. We’re happy to help Mountain Gear get the word out on this sale.

A Lively Weekend

P2P was welcomed back to West Central Neighbor Days where we tuned up over 40 bikes for kids and adults on Saturday. The West Central Community Center puts together this event every spring to educate and bring together neighbors who might be interested in mentoring programs, youth sports, community gardens and other resources. We love being a part of this annual event. Check out the great video by Hank, showing some of the action, and pictures by Lisa.

Saturday night we also got to be a part of the Earth Day pre-party at Empyrean, where they’re doing great things to foster a vibrant music and art scene in downtown Spokane. Eco-movies were showcased, and Ester Holms read from her book of poetry. Johanna Kunin, Olive Green, and Alexandra McKay brought some home-spun sounds to the venue. Sorry if you missed the party; it was a lot of fun.

Spokane officially celebrated Earth Day on Sunday afternoon. P2P board member, Jace Bylenga was the main organizer for this celebration. As well as bringing together a ton of local non-profits who are working to educate folks and work towards a more sustainable model of living and doing business, the event really tried to reach the children. Hula hoops, face painting,paper-making from recycled materials,drought-tolerant flower seeds, yoga postures and so much more were brought to the park to especially engage the littlest members of the crowd. The efforts were well received. I hope this event gets bigger every year!

Celebrate Earth Day with P2P!

Pedals2People is going to be busy next Saturday celebrating bikes and our lovely planet. Please come cheer us on and offer your smiles and support.

April 25th, 10 am–2 pm, at the West Central Community Center for a FREE bike tune-up during West Central Neighbor Days. Kids bikes will be prioritized.

April 25th, 9 pm– 12 am, at the Empyrean on 154 S Madison, for Earth Week Pre-Party Fundraiser concert sponsored by New Belgium Brewery.

April 26th, 12 pm–5 pm, at the Gondola Meadows in Riverfront Park for the Earth Day Celebration.

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Thanks Again and New Friends

Thanks to the folks at the Steam Plant for hosting an awesome Paris-Roubaix fundraising party. They really made the whole event happen. The food was yummy (have you tried the fish tacos?!), the service was fast, and the room was cozy and totally comfortable. These guys even opened up early on Easter Sunday for us! And of course thank you to everyone who came to support Pedals2People and our educational programs.

Check out New Belgium Brewery’s link on our friend page. They’re contributing to our Earth Day Pre-Party Concert with Johanna Kunin at the Empyrean April 25th!

Reminder–Watch the Paris-Roubaix with us!

P2P is partnering with the Steam Plant Grill to host our annual Paris-Roubaix fundraiser this Sunday. We love watching this spring race with friends and fellow cyclists. Good eats, Couer d’Alene Brewing Co. beers, and one-of-a-kind location make this a great venue for the race. Paris-Roubaix is one of the oldest professional cycling races. 260 kilometers of muddy, cobblestoned road winding through northern France keeps racers poised for sharp cornering and tricky maneuvering. How can you resist the excitement and a jump start to your spring cycling?

Come watch the race with us–the party starts at 1 pm, and Paris-Roubaix coverage on all tv’s starts at 2 pm. $2
suggested donation to P2P; Steam Plant Grill will make a donation to
Pedals2People for each pint of beer or entrée. All ages welcome.

Thank you, thank you!

Thanks to everyone who came by the P2P shop for our annual garage sale and fundraiser. We sold a dozen bikes and so may miscellaneous parts. We had an amazing turn out, and the weather even cooperated.

All of your support goes directly into our programs. Our biggest expense is liability insurance, which is not cheap since insurance companies consider biking an inherently dangerous sport ;,,) We also are positioned to pay for a newly reorganized tool cabinet and a new P2P banner. Tools will be purchased, and we’ll continue to make improvements to the shop. We hope these additions will attract new volunteers, keep our faithful helpers happy, and motivate people in our community to learn about and ride their bikes more! Thanks again!