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It is time for Pedals2People to shift gears. 

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Our mission requires that we focus on outreach. Since 2010, our volunteers provided time and resources to the self-service shop. We regret that the shop’s business became a drain on those resources more than a pipeline to the organization’s success. We’ll shift from a nuts and bolts business to mobile outreach. See us at free-bike tune-ups, come to our classes, and join in the satellite program to further empower the community.

We’ll be at the South Perry Fair Saturday, July 26th. The shop’s closure is not the end but the beginning of sharing the power of bikes and connecting others to fun, healthy lifestyles. We remain grateful to our volunteers  and will continue to build on their support.

 

Buckets of tools and our repaired bikes will be on sale now through the end of August

Parts and our repaired bikes will be on sale now through the end of August

 

 

Happy Independence Day from Team Pedals

Dear River City Brewery, friends, and bicycle enthusiasts, 

We know you love bikes. That’s why we love you.

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Our fundraiser at River City Brewery on Monday, June 9th, couldn’t have been better.

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Your root beers, IPAs, pale ales, stouts, and reds helped raise $305 to assist Pedals2People’s programs, which means more to empower you in the shop and in the community.

 

Thank you the ladies and gents who joined us on Monday!

140 pints (beer & root beer), 17 half-pints & 16 tasters = A Priceless Way to (Fun)draise with friends.

Gage, thank you for your generosity. Ben, thank you for helping Annie and Liza fix the Bianchi. We raise a glass to you both, our friends and supporters.

Pedal On.

Love,

Team Pedals2People

Glen, co-founder of Bumblebar. photo John Speare

Glen, co-founder of Bumblebar. photo John Speare

I stopped by Bumblebar today and met Glen, co-founder of the company. Bumblebar’s mission involves doing the right thing for people and the planet, so we knew they’d be good fit for us and the street fair. P2P will be at the fair again this year, so we contacted this great local business about a donation. They got back to us right away and said yes they’d love to support us!  

Today I made the drive to Spokane Valley to pick up over 200 bars for distribution at the South Perry St Fair. Glen was happy to let me take a picture and chat for a while. He and his wife founded Bumblebar in 1995. When you go to their HQ in the industrial park, you can still see their original sign and logo.

Many thanks to Glen, Liz and Bumblebar for their support. Thanks for doing good work and giving back to the community.

Come see us at the street fair, learn about biking & bike maintenance, and get a “Delicious, Nutritious, Gluten Free, Ethically Sourced, Kid Approved, Vegan Approved, Organic Energy, Sesame Snack Bars!” YUM!

Join us June 9th at River City Red, who’ll generously donate to P2P. Details below…

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Bike to Work week starts today, and it’s gonna be a beautiful week to bike to school, work, play!

Here’re are  the events P2P is helping with:

Today, Monday – Comute of the Century

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 am – Energizer Station

at 25th & High Drive

Roast House Coffee and The Scoop are donating goods and services.

Join us for a quick warm up on your morning commute.

Spokane Bikes has a lot more events scheduled to rock your week. Go here to see the line up: http://spokanebikes.net/wordpress/

 

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photo: Ryan Volsen

Here’s a great opportunity if you want to ride more but just don’t feel comfortable riding in traffic. The Smart Cycling classes will build your confidence and get you on the road.

From instructors Cindy Green & Erika Henry…

“Bicycling to work, for errands or exercise can be safe and enjoyable. The League of American Bicyclists “Smart Cycling – Traffic Skills 101” class gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally on streets. Learn principles of riding with traffic, predicting and avoiding motorist errors, bike handling skills, basic bicycle maintenance, and essential gear.

 

  • ·         Taught by certified instructors and includes a student manual
  • ·         Recommended for adults and youth (15+, must have a parent present at all times)
  • ·         9 hours of classroom and on-street instruction prepare you for a full understanding of vehicular cycling
  • ·         A bicycle in good operating condition and a helmet are required.
  • ·         Limited to 12 participants (minimum 6) per class.
  • ·         Cost is $50 non-refundable fee. If you must miss a class, please arrange beforehand to make it up during one of the scheduled classes below. We are not able to refund any registration fees for partial or full missed classes.

Reserve your spot by finding Spokane Bicycle Traffic Skills at  

The course is offered 4 times this year. Visit BrownPaperTickets.com and search for “spokane bike class” to register.

Class series: June 11 (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm) AND

June 14 (9:30 am – 3:30 pm). Must attend both sessions at Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W College Ave.

Class series: July 16, July 23

AND July 30, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm each night. Must attend all 3 sessions at Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W College Ave. WOMEN-ONLY CLASS

Class series: September 10 (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm)

AND September 13 (9:30 am – 3:30 pm). Must attend both sessions at Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W College Ave.

Let Traffic Skills 101 help you Ride Safely out there!”

SR Live Well April 2014

Thanks to The Spokesman for including Pedals2People in the April LiveWell magazine. If you missed it (click images for BIG), The “Ride On” article, written by Erika Prins, featured local groups helping the next generation of cyclists to get riding! Events like SpokeFest and Summer Parkways are coming up, and you know we’ll be involved. Maybe you will be too.

Send us an email if you want to help or make a donation.

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photo: Jon Jonckers

photo: Jon Jonckers

This year’s Bike Swap was another awesome event. Organized and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people, this year’s Swap went off without a hitch.

Thousands of affordable bikes were available to folks hoping to get a deal. And get a deal they did! We saw lots of bike go by our booth for $20-50. We also saw some beautiful bikes hanging in the corral: bikes by Ibis, Litespeed, Rodrigues, to name a few.

Because the swap is such a family-friendly event (kids under 12 get in for free and receive a helmet with the purchase of a bike), we enlisted the help of Maddie. She donated her time and made approximately 60 balloon creations for kids at the swap. Parents and grandparents generously donated to the cause, and Maddie generously donated half her proceeds to Pedals2People. Thanks for the support!

If you missed the swap, don’t worry. We have plenty of affordable bikes at our shop. Come by and take one for a test ride. Before you know it, it’ll be May and Bike-to-Work month. You’ll want to be ready…

 

Thank goodness for Give Back Wednesdays! As Monterey Cafe’s Charity of the Week, your visit to lunch, Power Hour, Happy Hour, karaoke, trivia, and even your take-out order will give back to Pedals. Stop in anytime from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. at 9 N. Washington St. and (fun)draise with us! Tempted to sing Queen, anybody??

Source: Marie Plocharz “It’s All About Art and Design” blog

See you at Monterey on April 9th! Click for more information.