The 2013 P2P-Sponsored energizer station for BTW week was the best attended ever. Everything was calm from 6:30 am to 7:30 am and volunteers Tara, Liza and John were feeling a little down about the lack of visitors. But as soon as 7:30 came around, the cyclists came rolling in. We saw 8 cyclists pass us going down the hill, and 17 commuters, 4 elementary students, and several friends on bikes who stopped at our station.
We really appreciated the hot coffee–thanks to Roast House and The Scoop, and cookies–from Super 1 Foods, this cold morning. The efforts of the BTW organizers really make Bike To Work week better every year.
Enjoy the rest of the BTW events. Hope to see you at No-Li on Friday evening!
The shop is buzzing with spring cleaning donations, tuneups, overhauls, and builds and in order to start the season off RIGHT we will be having a volunteer appreciation this Thursday (5/16) at 5pm. Meet at the shop and we will go over some of the new volunteer expectations and get a temperature check regarding the upcoming few months at P2P. Then we’ll take a quick group ride down to Budge Brothers Brewery. Feel free to bring a small dish or side to share or just come for the company!
Did you make it to the Bike To Work Breakfast this morning? If not, no worries. You can ride to work on Wednesday and pick up coffee and treats and several sponsored Energizer stations. See map for all stations–19 different locations this year.
P2P hopes to see you on the corner of 25th and Cedar/High Dr.
The Scoop and Roast House Coffee are partnering with us to fuel your morning commute. Go, BTW riders!
P2P has two events Saturday, May 11th!
1. YARD SALE! We’ll be having a yard sale at the shop from 12-6pm. Stop by, snap up some excellent parts, and help us raise money for our programs. Here’s a link to the event.
2. We’ll also be at the Word to Your Mother event in Riverfront Park from 12:30-3:30pm. Stop by our booth, say hello, and grab a spoke card! Here’s that link.
Monday, May 13th, marks the kick-off to Bike To Work Spokane.
We love the energy the BTW folks put into this week of events, and their enthusiasm carries forward and propels other cyclists to ride.
Go to Spokane Bikes for a list of all the happenings!
It’s a two-thumbs-up day, at the shop, and around town. It’s 70 degrees with a light breeze and clear skies. Bloomsday weekend, so the city is buzzing with activity.
We hope the weather holds up through next Saturday, when we’re having our annual yard sale. Frames, used parts and bikes, accessories for yard sale prices. P2P prices are already affordable, but our yard sale will really have some deals.
Bring a friend if you don’t want to work on your bike on your own. Usually that works just fine.
Join 2 Wheel Transit and the Gonzaga Cycling Club for a bike safety rodeo this Saturday, May 3. Bring your kiddos and get them ready for summer riding! Click image for details.
So many families come to this neighborhood event. They come for the music, bouncy castle, free games and bicycle tune ups, and this year families also came for free bicycle helmets and a Kidical Mass bike ride. Mostly neighbors come because WC Neighbor Days brings the community together for a fun celebration. P2P loves participating in this event. We serviced 22 bicycles, nearly all of them kid’s bikes.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 7 years since we first offered free bicycle tune ups at Neighbor Days. And it’s been nearly 4 years since we received support from New Belgium Brewing. Funding from a $2,300 grant that NB funded in June 2009 provided the ability for P2P to purchase cargo bike trailers and tools to pedal-power our tune-ups. Three Burley flatbed cargo trailers get hauled to events. We try to pack everything needed on these trailers. They take a good beating and are still going strong!
Thanks to volunteers Suzy, Greg, John, Liza, Erik, Corey, Jayce, Bo, Darrin, Jon and Beth.
Taste and Roast House fueled our volunteer efforts with scones, muffins and hot coffee. Thank you!
We had a rejuvenating November! Thank you to all who attended our open house and Budge Brothers Brewery ride — and a huge thanks to Budge Brothers for giving each rider free tokens for their delicious, locally-brewed beer!
We usually experience a slow-down in shop activity during the winter, but we continue helping community members become self-sufficient and get around all year long.
A gentleman whose bike was stolen came in early last month, in need of a way to get to work later that day. We were able to loan him a bike until payday, when he came in and built his own bike to take home.
Last week, a customer found two bikes to give her kids as Christmas presents.
To support us through the winter, even if you don’t have an immediate need to fix up your bike, give the gift of Pedals2People membership ($65 for a year)! We also appreciate donations of cash, bikes or bike parts.
We welcome volunteers any time we are open. Even if you’re not sure how to tune up a bike, our awesome mechanics can teach you how to help fix up bikes for sale or help out around the shop in other ways.
For the love of all thing bikey!
Please, if you have a kid, know of anyone that has a kid, or was once a kid yourself come get one of these kids bikes. They’re free and it’s getting to the point we’ll have to throw them out. And believe me you, it pains me terrrribly to throw out any bicycle.
Let’s make this a dual trip while we’re at it. Ladies, come on by Friday for Ladies Night at the Shop.
If *I* was a gurl, I’d be there.
For the next 5 (yes we said 5!) Friday nights the shop is open only for ladies only.
Rather clueless as what may need done or how to do it? That’s ok. Erika of the P2P Board will be there working with our crack Shop Manager Jayce to guide you down the road.
We can absolutely promise that it isn’t as complicated as this.
We’ve the tools, the place and the expertise. Just bring yourself, your bike and willingness to learn.
Um, this won’t be necessary. We’ll even supply some gloves and/or a place to wash.
And once you’re done leave with a kids bike. Because even if you don’t have one, want one, know of anyone that has one, we know that you’re a kid at heart.
Ladies Night at the P2P Shop
Fridays, 4 till 6