We’ve gotten a lot of feedback from people about wanting an introductory bike class. We heard you, and we’re offering a few different options this coming June:
June 7 & 8–Ladies Intro to Bikes 1 & 2, 6:30-8:30 pm
June 9–Hands-On Bike Commuter Basics, 6-9 pm
June 21 & 22–Ladies Intro to Bikes 1 & 2, 6:30-8:30
See our calendar for more details and our class page to register online. These are great opportunities for you to get more familiar with your bike and more competant and confident in your riding and wrenching.
Pedals2People is looking for submissions from local artists to adorn spoke cards for this year’s SpokeFest. SpokeFest debuted as Spokane’s own bike festival in 2008. Last year, over 1700 people registered. This September 12th, SpokeFest is anticipating many more participants, and they want to give all those who register a fun momento.
The spoke cards will include your work and your name. They will be distributed to several thousand enthusiastic cyclists, and your card might just become a highly sought-after trading card ; ,,) Here’s what we’re looking for in this year’s design:
- Must have SpokeFest 2010 in the design
- When sending a digital image, best if the quality is at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) and no smaller than 4 inches by 4 inches.
- Original artwork can be scanned, but should be 8.5×11″ or smaller
- Can be full-color or BW
- Look at the SpokeFest and Pedals2People sites to get an idea about what your work is representing
- Email your work or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Must be submitted by July 1
More than one design may be chosen to represent SpokeFest, Pedals2People and bike merriment.
We counted 30 cyclists on their bikes this morning from our post at 25th and High Drive–awesome! After feeding the commuters, I went to Wilson Elementary and distributed the remaining Cliff Bars to students who rode their bikes, skateboards, or razors. Beautiful morning, and a we were thrilled to see so many people on their wheels.
Thanks to BTWSpokane and Cliff Bar for providing some treats!
Wednesday, the 19th, if you need some energizing on your bike commute to work, then stop by our station at 25th and Cedar for some snacks. We would love to feed you, chat you up, see how your biking is going, answer any questions you may have, and cheer you on your way! 6:30 – 8:30 am
Pedals2People is looking for someone to help us with data entry. This volunteer opportunity would take approx. 6 hrs a month, would need to be done at the shop during open hours (during classes or when the shop is open), and would be a tremendous help to our org! Keeping accurate records is a critical part of running a nonprofit, and this job has gotten bigger since we’ve grown into our new space this year.
If you like data entry and would like to help a local nonprofit, please send us an email: email@example.com!
Check out Jackie’s blog post on the class. Great pictures and story!
We have 4 openings in our wheelbuilding class for this May 24, 26, 27. This is a great class where you get to work with two experienced instructors to build your own handcrafted set of wheels. It is back by special request. Register online!
Tuesdays class was full, fast-paced and fun. Three women are training for triathalons this year. All were looking to gain more confidence and knowledge about servicing their own bikes. John, Beth and I loved meeting all these brave women and helping them to tackle unknown territory. We are loving these ladies classes! I’ll post pics next week.
If you’re a P2P volunteer, thanks for giving your time. Everyone has so much going on, and we love being on your list of things to do. If you volunteer with us, come down to the shop for some free wrenching time: Monday, May 3, 6-8pm
The P2P calendar is pretty full for May. Known as Bike-to-Work month, May will be when we offer another round of ladies’ classes and wheelbuilding classes, an energizer station, and a free volunteer night for our committed volunteers. Check out our event calendar for more details.