Archive for April 2010

Thanks to the West Central Community Center for hosting another amazing Neighbor Day Festival on Saturday. This free event feels just like an old school carnival: games, music, popcorn, face painting and goodies. P2P was happy to be involved and tuning up bikes for people. We serviced 35 bikes, nearly all of them children’s bikes. We love this opportunity to get kids ready to ride this spring and summer!

Check out these events at the country libraries for other ways to get ready to ride in May–info for kids and adults.

But there’s still room in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes. We’ll discuss and adjust mtn bike brakes, road bike brakes, and gears and derailleurs in 2, 3 and 4. Sign up now if you’re interested in the these topics! Taught by our hero, John Gaz. All classes are at the P2P shop at 1802 E Sprague.

Glen Copus and John Speare will be teaching the 3-part Wheelbuilding class again in May. We had a lot of feedback requesting this class, so here it is. Sign up online! There are 4 openings left. If you’re curious about bicycle wheels, truing, and seeing a complete set of wheels through from start to finish, this is your class.

May 24, 26, 27th from 6:30-8:30 at the P2P shop.

This Wednesday, we’re offering a new class: Commuter Basics, taught by our shop mechanics Ryan and John Henry. If you are new to bike commuting, this class was made with you in mind. Ryan and John will cover roadside repair and basic maintenance, riding safely in traffic, and they’ll offer suggestions for how to make your commuting more enjoyable (i.e. how to prepare for the elements and how to carry stuff on your bike).

Class is from 6-9 this Wednesday, and the cost is FREE. Bring your bike, or better yet, ride it to the shop for this great class offering!

Thanks to everyone who came to our open house, grand opening party at the Empyrean, and big on our silent auction items. what a great night! We saw old friends and P2P supporters, and met a lot of new supporters too.

We’ll be at Earth Day on Main St today, so bring the kiddos and stop on by for a tire changing demo.

The Steam Plant Grill will be airing the Paris-Roubaix on several TVs and up on the big screen today for all cycling fans to watch. Come down at 3, get excited about the upcoming spring series, and get a tasty bite to eat and a locally brewed beer. No other place is town is airing this race!

Stop by the shop, 6-8pm, for our open house and silent auction–great time to see the new space and bid on some awesome stuff from local people like Tiffany Patterson and Mt Gear

And at the Empyrean and 8, there will be a music by Hockey and Jason Bazan–good tunes and free schwag courtesy of New Belgium Brewery.

Tiffany Patterson’s artwork, an Overland pack stuffed with rentals and books from Mt Gear, Yakima car-top bike rack, New Belgium bike, BOB trailer, and 1969 classic ladies cruiser are all in our front window for you to peruse. Place a bid on these items during normal business hours (10-5) at our shop at 1802 E Sprague. Our SNAP neighbors will help you out if we’re not there.

This is cool stuff, and you might pick up some great items for a steal!

Great article by Erika Prins in this month’s Out There Monthly. Erika spent time talking to volunteers and customers, came and used the shop, and crafted a piece of news that’s entertaining and informative. Nice!

Check out this amazing free publication and read the article about P2P. Thanks Erika, Jeff and Jon for featuring us