Archive for June 2009
P2P was awarded $2300 from New Belgium Brewing Co to purchase tools and supplies to outfit our new Mobile Tune-Up Units. Whoo-hoo–thank you NB for believing in us and what we do!
This is our third year of offering free bike tune-ups in Spokane. P2P connects with neighborhood groups and takes part in several community events each summer. We bring tools and parts, and our volunteers work tirelessly to get bikes safe and ride-able for many thankful kiddos and adults. Last year we serviced nearly 150 bicycles.
Typical at our tune-up events are tires to change, flats to patch, and gears and brakes to adjust. These fixes yield immediate results, which are so satisfying. We love these events in our community, and we hope to do them for many more years.
With our NB grant, we’re going to restructure the tune-ups so we can do 2 things: smaller, more impromptu tune-ups by bike and offer
additional services like classes to small groups. This means we’ll be purchasing Burley cargo trailers, Park folding bike stands and tools, and other supplies. The streamlined mobile component is so important to us as we model what practical cycling looks like, how sustainable transportation works, and why these things are central to empowering people and building healthier communities.
Pedals2People is offering a 10% discount on everything: t-shirts, used parts, bikes, patches, shop rental fee, and Build-a-Beaters. Just ride up with your Bicycle Benefits sticker to receive your discount.
If you don’t have a BB sticker, we sell them for $5. Your benefits are good as long as you have your BB sticker–no expiration date. And if you want more info on what BB is, read the info here.
Come celebrate diversity, love, acceptance, community and bikes with us. Join Outspokane
and Pedals2People on the pride parade route. It’s easy: “BE YOURSELF–CHANGE THE WORLD” as this year’s theme suggests. Arrive no later than 11:30 am on Wall Street between Spokane Falls Boulevard and Main Street. We ride proudly on bikes, trikes, tandems, unicycles.
Show your colors!