Weekly Update: Shop & Merch Sale, Pedal 4 the People, & More!

Roll with BBP

Pedal 4 The People: June 23-25

P4tP kicks off on Friday with Bike Prom featuring Lounge on Fire at 10 Barrel!

Snag your P4tP Pass ($10) for:

  • FREE access to all of the P4tP Events ($20 value if you attend Bike Prom, the Bike Prom After Party, Helladrome, and the Finale)
  • P4tP Spoke Card - bring this to every P4tP event you attend and get it punched; 1 punch = 1 raffle ticket for drawing during the Finale at Payette Brewing
  • $5 Gift Card to BBP

*You can attend P4tP events with out the pass - most of the community events are free & the main events are each $5

Check out Pedal4thePeople.org for a full schedule of the weekend's events & to start planning your P4tP adventure!

Volunteer with BBP

In addition to our regular open-hours opportunities and volunteer nights, this week we have two biggies:

  • Alive After Five, June 21st
    • We need about 5 more people to help serve drinks at Alive After Five. All volunteers receive a complimentary drink, an excellent spot to view the live music, and plenty of hive fives!
  • Pedal 4 the People, June 23rd - 25th
    • When you volunteer, you'll receive a FREE P4tP Pass which gets you free entry to all the P4tP Events + a $5 gift certificate to BBP!
    • Check out opportunities for Bike Prom, Helladrome, and the Parade & Finale. We're also in need of P4tP Event Ambassadors, email kelly@boisebicycleproject.org for more info.

And! Our Friends at Create Common Good need your help

They're still looking for about 60 volunteers to help out on Saturday, June 24th at the Feed your Soul Festival. Shifts are just 2 hours, which means you can help out and still participate (or volunteer!) in the P4tP Festivities! Sign up here

BBP’s amazing group of dedicated volunteers help us to pull off our spectacular programs and events. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, and I hope to see you all in the shop or at one of our events soon. Until then, happy trails!


Member Perks & Updates

Pedal for the People is coming soon, and we’re having a P4tP sale to celebrate! Come by Wednesday-Friday and get 10% off as-is bikes and used parts (+ member discounts). Get some lightweight upgrades so you can race through Helladrome or some bombproof components so that you, and your bike, can survive a Saturday morning skate park session (“Sunrise, Clear Rhodes”). Purchase and refurbish a classic so you can fit in during the “Vintage Cyclist Ride”.

We’re also offering 10% off all BBP merchandise in shop & online so check out our limited edition P4tP t-shirt, enamel mugs, and other gear while you’re preparing for all of the community organized festivities!

The BBP will be closed Saturday 6/24 and Sunday 6/25 so our staff can organize, attend, and facilitate rides. But we’re all eager to help you get your bike(s) ready for a weekend of two-wheeled merriment!  

There will also be no Members Class this Friday because we'll be getting down to Lounge on Fire at Bike Prom at 10 Barrel! Hope to see you there!


We're Excited to Announce a Partnership with Primary Health that will Provide Helmets for Kids in 2017

Primary Health Medical Group has partnered with BBP to cover the cost of bike helmets and safety stickers for all BBP bicycle recipients in 2017.

In addition to providing financial support to purchase roughly 1,000 helmets, Primary Health has created reflective safety stickers for each helmet. The stickers were designed by Primary Health employees, and each bike recipient will receive the reflective sticker of their choice. Primary Health CEO and Pediatrician, David Peterman, M.D., said,

“Boise Bicycle Project offers a valuable and unique service to our community, with education and no-cost transportation given to kids and adults who need it most. We’re happy to cover the cost of helmets in order to keep riders safe while they stay active, and to remove a financial hurdle so the team at BBP can focus on growing their program even more.”

Jimmy Hallyburton, BBP Co-Founder and Executive Director, explained the program in more detail:

"We're typically donating about 650-700 refurbished bikes to kids every year. Often times it's their very first bike, and you wouldn't believe the light in their eyes and the smiles on their faces as they hop on board and start pedaling for the first time! As soon as those kids are out of our reach, we know they'll be logging countless miles to and from school and all around their neighborhoods, so education and tools for bicycle safety are of vital importance.
“We are excited to announce a new partnership with Primary Health to ensure each of these bicycles comes with a safety class and a brand new helmet. For these kids, it's so much more than a bike, it's a key to freedom and opportunity in the community. We feel so lucky to be working with Primary Health to make that pedal-powered future even brighter."

Boise-based Primary Health Medical Group is a predominately primary care medical group with 17 clinics and 80 providers seeing more than 320,000 patient visits a year. Most clinics offer walk-in urgent care and appointment-based family medicine, so unlike the traditional model, providers can work together to address episodic and chronic care needs. The group also has physicians in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, sports medicine, dermatology, occupational medicine, and ear, nose, and throat. Learn more at www.primaryhealth.com.

Weekly Update: Create your own P4tP Event, Ride with Pride, All Welcome & More!

Roll with BBP

Pedal 4 the People is just around the corner, which means the deadline for creating your very own P4tP event is near! If you create your event by Sunday, June 18th, it will be featured on the P4tP Spoke Card and in Boise Weekly!

What’s the deal with creating a P4tP Event?

  • Your event can be anything you imagine (just as long as it has something to do with bicycles!)
  • Your event can be anytime during P4tP Weekend, June 23-25 - we just ask that it doesn’t overlap too much with one of the Main P4tP Events: Bike Prom, Helladrome, or the Finale
  • Your event can be happening at the same time as other community P4tP Events - the more Pedal 4 events for folks to choose from, the better!
  • Your event can be free or it can be a fundraiser for BBP or any other organization you wish to support
  • Most importantly, we want you to have FUN putting on your event. Feel free to reach out to kelly@boisebicycleproject.org if you have questions or need help planning an event.


PrideFest Bike Parade

Saturday, June 17th, 11:15am

June is Pride Month and Boise is going all out this year for Pride Festival! Boise Bicycle Project is teaming up with PrideFest for the Pride Parade on Saturday, June 17th to organize for the first time - the Ride with Pride portion of the parade. We’ll hop on our bikes and ride the parade route - feel free to deck out your bike with Pride decorations!

Check out boisepridefest.org for the full Pride weekend schedule and parade map.

Volunteer with BBP

  • Mobile Fix-it at Whitney Elementary on June 15th
    • Join Adam and his spiffy mobile bike repair trailer as he takes bicycle education to the streets of Boise. Mechanic experience is not necessary!
  • Alive After Five, June 14th
    • Great people, live music, and fast-paced fun -- come see what the excitement is all about and help BBP meet our goal of $5000 for our volunteer programs!
  • Bike Valet at the Capital City Public Market, June 17th
    • Do you like bikes? Do like people watching? Do you like shooting the breeze with interesting folks? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then Bike Valet at the Market could be right for you!
  • Pedal 4 the People, June 23-25
    • There are still volunteer opportunities for P4tP! When you volunteer, you'll receive a FREE P4tP Pass which gets you free entry to all the P4tP Events + a $5 gift certificate to BBP!
    • Check out opportunities for Bike Prom, Helladrome, and the Parade & Finale. We're also in need of P4tP Event Ambassadors, email kelly@boisebicycleproject.org for more info.

I am constantly astounded by what BBP’s volunteers accomplish each and every week. Your sustained efforts make Boise a better place for everyone and I can’t thank y’all enough for pitching in. Until next time, happy trails!


Shop Updates & Member Opportunities

Upcoming Members Class: Friday, June 1, 6:30-8

Hydraulic Brake Bleeding

Join us this Friday from 6:30-8:00PM for a hydraulic brake bleeding demonstration! BBP mechanic and all-around artisan, Rich, will be guiding the class through the finer points of replacing pads, bleeding brakes, and cutting hydraulic brake line.

We don't have the facilities to perform brake bleeds for our members or other shop users, so this will not be a Bring Your Own Bike Class. However, bleeding a brake system is a simple task with minimal tools needed. Attending this demo class will get you on your way to performing your own bleeds at home and will demystify this quick, easy, and essential bit of bike maintenance.  


Everyone is Welcome at BBP

“Let Us Make This Perfectly Clear… Every Size, Every Color, Every Age, Every Culture, Every Sex, Every Religion, Every Belief, Every Type, Every Person Is Welcome At The Boise Bicycle Project.”

Earlier this year, we released a video showing the diversity of kids who are involved in our programs and who receive bikes from us. We made a statement that all are welcome at BBP. We've been working on a tangible way to continually promote that statement and the result was a new logo featuring a bike with a globe in one wheel and the peace symbol in the other. We made a limited run of BBP t-shirts featuring this logo. We will be wearing these shirts with pride and we hope you will too.

You can grab one of these limited edition All Welcome shirts in women's, men's, or youth sizes online or in the shop.