What a great group of concerned citizens. Feeling grateful for being included in the Rockwood Neighborhood meeting last night.

If you’d like us to tell our story, make a quick presentation, and answer some questions–email us!

Next and every time you shop with Amazon, go here to do so, and money will be donated to Pedals.

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Wow–Easy and helpful! We love it!

Hope everyone has been out on the dry roads and avoided the left over traction gravel!

And with the (hopefully) last of the snow means a great Spokane bike event is upon us: The Spokane Bike Swap!  The second weekend of April is swinging up fast and Pedals needs a little help at our booth for the weekend.  We’ll be helping folks pick the right size bike and spreading the word about what we do at the shop.  In exchange, you will get free admission into the Swap and get to hang out with a bunch of other bike nerds.

If this sounds cool, please RSVP your volunteer time by following this link!

Hope to see y’all there!

ivan and TCS

Our friend Ivan, who works at The Community School, contacted us about a volunteer opportunity. Their bike shop is looking for volunteers who work well with high school aged kids to help their students refurbish bikes that will be donated to World Relief. We’ve partnered with Ivan and these students before, and they are doing good work in the community.

The hours would be 12:15 – 1:15 M,W,F starting in mid-to-late April (date TBA)

Contact Bobbi Konshuk at 354-6409 if you have questions or would like to help.

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Thanks for supporting us at Five Guys Burgers and Fries on Monday night. We loved seeing our friends rally for P2P, and it was great to have dinner with a nice bunch of people.  Thanks to Five Guys management for partnering with us and Five Guys staff for welcoming us! They were kind enough to give us 15% of the proceeds, so we raised $125 with everyone’s help. Kids, grandparents, neighbors, fellow cyclists–thanks for pitching in–it means a lot to us!

Remember, Pedals2People has a date with our members, friends, and supporters at Five Guys Burgers and Fries tonight.

We wish we had this bike bell.

 

Fifteen percent of dinner’s proceeds will benefit our shop, goals for the year, and tools to empower future bikers in Spokane!

Please join us from 5-7 p.m. at 2525 E. 29th Avenue.

Not a meat eater? Five Guys has more than burgers and fries.

Kosher style hot dogs, veggie sandwiches, and grilled cheese sandwiches are among the menu options.

Welcome to March! Snow is still falling, ice is still melting, but bright days are ahead for Pedals2People! In ten days, the gracious folks at Five Guys Burger and Fries will contribute 15% of the proceeds from its dinner rush. Spring, and more fun bike activities, are just around the corner.

When was the last time you donated (in the form of burgers and fries)? ;)

It’ll be a blast! We can’t wait to see you and your friends there.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Monday, March 10th from 5-7 pm
2525 E 29th Ave Spokane

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For our next burgers and bikes event…

You may have received a call or an email from us this month during our Winter Fund Drive. Donations of bikes/parts and cash have been low this winter. That reality, combined with slow winter traffic at our community bike shop and rising costs, inspired us to call on you–our long-time supporters: friends, family, P2P members, local clubs and business owners. And support us you did! You mailed checks, passed the hat, and went to our website to give online. Donations came in from western Washington, Minnesota and Pennsylvania as well as locally. Thanks guys!

We are more than half-way to our $3,000 goal, so we’ll continue to work on raising money this winter. Since our work isn’t done (is it ever??) you can continue to make online donations through our website.

We appreciate all that you’ve given to help Pedals. Your support goes a long way to keeping P2P’s doors open, free tune-up events happening, and cyclists with limited funds cycling. Many thanks to these supporters!

Mountain Gear
Microsoft (through matching funds)
Spokane Bike Club
Jon Snyder
Betsy Speare
Michael Zyskowski
Stine Hansen
Erik Erikson
Satish Shrestha
Wes & Carol Sanborn
Kelly Masjoan
Jamie Zyskowski
Paul Turner
Ken Paulman
Liza Mattana
Justin Becker
Hank Greer
Duane Nelson
Satish Shrestha
Travis Nichols
Marty Zyskowski
Brian Joyce
Andrew Sheridan
Gage Stromberg
Alex Wetmore
Cyrus McLean
John Griffith
Curt Bortel

For seven years, Pedals2People has been a resource created by and for the Spokane bicycle community.  The P2P model allows us to empower those in the community who have no where else to turn when it comes to transportation.  In the last 12 months we have:

  • Given 50 bicycle helmets away to families, thanks to a grant from SpokeFest.
  • Tuned kids bicycles at the West Central Community Center and Perry Street Fair.
  • Taught a bicycle safety and maintenance class to 20 students in the FAME program at the Martin Luther King, Jr Family Resource Center.
  • Helped Santa deliver bicycles to children amidst the year’s first snowstorm.

All this on top of operating Spokane’s only DIY, non-profit bicycle shop, where a shop manager and dedicated group of volunteers offer their expertise, knowledge, and skills to help anyone in our community ride a safe, well-maintained bicycle.  P2P is a unique place where answering someone’s need comes before the cost of a repair or part.

And so we are asking the same from you, Spokane.  The last year was a tough year for Pedals2People.  Bicycle, part, and cash donations were all down, but operations costs increased.  Visitors to the shop have remained constant, showing that a place like Pedals2People is still in need, but winter is always a bit tricky for us.

Places like Pedals2People exist only in a solid symbiosis with their larger community, and we want to be able to continue to provide bicycle safety, education, and maintenance services to Spokane.

We are always accepting donations and we even have cut out some of the leg-work for donations.

Please click here to help us out!

Donating is super easy and you will be helping to maintain a valuable community asset!

We welcome Annie Szotkowski as Secretary of the Pedals2People board with happy hearts. Annie first came to P2P three 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, and enthusiastic community supporter. She’ll be working with Jayce Robertson, our shop manager, at Spokane Homeless Connect, Tuesday, Jan 28th at the Salvation Army. You’ll also be seeing her at our other outreach events this year.