Board VP Position Open!

Bike passion runs in your blood. You follow nonprofits on Facebook and subscribe to national bicycle organizations’ email newsletters. You and your friends plan the next weekend bike trip or bike ride to brunch. You have either a law degree or CPA certification under your belt, and you want more people in Spokane to be empowered by riding and educating about bicycles!

These are qualities that we envision in our next Board Vice President, but they are not requirements.

We are on the lookout for our next Vice President to serve on Pedals2People’s Board of Directors. You will tag team with me and Team Pedals as we spread the love for biking in and around Spokane! Please submit a letter of intent and resume to p2p@pedals2people.org.

Cheers,

Annie

 

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Slow Race is Slowly Approaching

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Ok, so it’s still two Saturdays away, but we wanted to keep you informed….Here’s the scoop.

P2P will be at The Lantern Tap House between 12-3 pm Jan 17th hosting a slow race, and New Belgium Brewing will provide the prizes. Also, when you purchase a New Belgium Brew, our little bike org will get a portion of the proceeds.
We’ll bring the bikes. You bring your skills! You’ll need to…

1. Ride provided bike on the marked course.
2. Forward motion shall be provided by the muscles of the rider.
3. No part of the competitor’s body may touch the ground.
4. The bicycle must maintain forward motion at all times.
5. The bicycle must remain within the boundaries of the course.

Shop on Amazon: Give to Pedals2People

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If you’re shopping at Amazon this holiday season, start HERE, and they will donate to pedals2people! This charitable program is called AmazonSmile, and it makes it easy for you to give a little.

  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support Pedals by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Thanks for your support!

Welcome New Board Member: Jeff Juel

JeffJuelJeff Juel recently joined Pedals2People Board of Directors in October. He has worked with conservation groups for 25 years, helping to preserve and restore public lands. He as also been a school psychologist and environmental activist. Jeff has lived in Spokane for over six years and enjoys many of the outdoor activities the region offers. He prefers riding bikes far more that commuting in cars, likes tinkering with bikes, and loves the feeling of freedom that riding provides.

 

Board Profile: Sara Stiles

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Sara is serving her first term as Member at Large while living and working in Spokane. She grew up in Spokane, attended the University of Portland and returned to the Valley to work as an elementary school teacher. Passionate about her community, Sara spends her free time volunteering, attending local events, and supporting Spokane’s art and biking communities.

New P2P President

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Annie first came to P2P four years ago when we were located at the east Sprague shop. Annie was prepping to do a bike tour at the time. She had questions. She came. She learned some things about her bike and P2P. Seems like things have come full circle, cycling back to our roots of education and outreach–passions for both Pedals and Annie.

Annie is a GU grad, bike lover, admin at North by Northwest and enthusiastic community supporter.

This also means we have a secretary position open – email us!

Volunteers, Time to Celebrate You!

Three cheers for our volunteers! Please join us for a celebration of YOU this Sunday afternoon at the former shop. We know it’s Labor Day Weekend, but what better reason to host a party than for the Labor of Love over the years?

Remember the pedals you replaced? The spokes you mended, the bikes you built? Bring them, too! Let’s see what YOU built, and let’s share a healthy future together.

Pedals Party Sunday, August 31st from Noon to 6 p.m. Food provided.

End of a Chapter but not the Book

R-Doug Porter

R-Doug Porter

 

Doug Porter is a long-time volunteer who started helping P2P in 2010 when we had a shop next to One World Cafe in the east Sprague neighborhood. He’s learned a lot over the years about bike mechanics and has seen a lot that has transpire over the years concerning bikes and the bike community.

He and Mosaic Fellowship recently bought the P2P-shop contents with the intention of opening a DIY bike shop next year. Thanks to Doug for helping us out and carrying on a self-service shop! However, this means that the shop won’t be open the rest of the month.

We’ll keep you posted with details on a wrap party, likely towards the end of the month…