What We're Thankful For, Bike Friday, Shop Sale & So Much More!

Opt Outside with BBP!

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Friday, November 25th | Noon

With the shop closed two days this week, I’m looking forward to spending lots of time on the bike. Join me and other BBP friends on Friday at noon for a casual cafe cruise through Boise. We’ll be slow-riding around town at a no-drop pace for a family-friendly distance.

If you’re a member or sign-up for a Membership before the ride, you’ll get a raffle ticket for a BBP prize after the ride.

-Charles    


Member News

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Small Business Saturday & Sunday Sale!

The shop is closed this Thursday and Friday so our staff can enjoy Thanksgiving. But we are back open on Saturday, Nov. 25 and Sunday Nov. 26 for our Small Business Saturday & Sunday Sale!

All customers get 10% off all weekend and BBP Alley Cat & Century Ride Members get to apply their member discounts for savings up to 25% off refurbished bikes, as-is bikes, and all used parts.

Find yourself the perfect commuter bike or some fancy upgraded parts for your favorite cyclist. You get a great deal and the satisfaction of knowing your purchases support our non-profit programming.

 

#NovemberMemberDrive Update

Speaking of supporting the BBP, our November Membership Drive is still going strong. If you haven’t yet purchased/renewed your membership (and shared the gift of membership with other bicyclists), there are only 9 days left to sign up and enjoy the #novembermemberdrive perks. Giving the gift of a BBP membership provides a cyclist in your life with a year of member classes, unlimited shop time, discounts, and many other opportunities for bicycling enrichment.

Stop by the shop or go to boisebicycleproject.org to purchase a membership for yourself or a friend today.

Doug's Member Story

Be sure to check out our Share your Member Story series. In honor of the drive, some of our awesome Members explain why they love being apart of the BBP community. 
We caught Doug's Member Story in between dirt jumps. Check out why he loves BBP - you'll want to watch through the credits.


Upcoming Member Classes

Member Classes are held every Friday evening, 6:30-8pm at BBP HQ

  • November 24th: No class, but we'll be hosting the Bike Friday ride at Noon!
  • December 1st: Jimmy reflects on his trip to Haiti
  • December 8th: Improving the Way Your Tires Roll: Tires, Tubes, Leaks, and Flats
  • December 15th: No class, Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Eve!
  • December 22nd: No class, but join us for the December Social Ride to aGlow at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. 
  • December 29th: No class, Winter Break! See you in the New Year
  • January 5th: Creating Straight Wheels That Last: Wheel Truing/Straightening

Adopt a Kids Bike for the Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway

It costs BBP about $50 to dream-ify a bicycle for a child. With your help, we can ensure that every one of the kids who is referred for the Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway receives the bicycle of their dreams on December 16th.


Volunteer with BBP!

If you’ve been in to a Volunteer Night in the past few weeks then you’ve seen how feverishly everyone has been working in order to have all the bikes ready for the Christmas Giveaway. Bikes will continue to be the top priority but we’ve got a wide range of other jobs if you want to help out but you’d rather keep those paws clean. 

We’re also pushing our “Build-a-bike” program at this time, allowing volunteers to take bikes home to work on. This is a great option for folks who’ve got some basic tools at home and would like to work on bikes in the comfort of their own garage at their own speed. Plus, it helps clear some much needed floor space here at the shop. 

If you don't have time or tools to work at home but you have a truck or trailer we could sure use your help. We’re looking for a few volunteers willing to drive bikes to and from the shop as needed, so if you’ve got either of those and some spare time on your hands contact our Volunteer Coordinator at aaron@boisebicycleproject.org to learn how you can pitch in. Thanks!

BBP Weekly Update: Help us build kids bikes, #NovemberMemberDrive & More!

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Last time we counted we were well over halfway to our goal of 400 refurbished kids bikes for our Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway!

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Big thanks to everyone who has been in to the shop to pitch in. That said, if you’ve got some basic tools at home and you’d like to do some volunteering from the comfort of your own garage we have an “Adopt-a-bike” option, allowing you to take a bike home and work on it at your leisure. Email aaron@boisebicycleproject.org if you're interested!

For those that will be in for Volunteer Nights our main focus will continue to be fixing up giveaway bikes but this Thursday from 6-8 is “Kid’s Fix-It”, so if you know of any youngsters who already have bikes and need a flat repaired or a brake adjusted, send ‘em our way. That evening volunteers will be helping kids learn to fix their bikes free of charge, replacement parts included! It’s always a lot of fun, hope to see you there!


Member News

FRIDAY NIGHT MEMBERS CLASS

November 17th | 6:30-8pm | BBP HQ

Getting to Know Your Bicycle: Customized Bike Fit/Adjustment

Bicycles are designed to fit a wide range of people adequately, but nobody perfectly. Since all 5’8’’ people don’t have the same body composition (weight, torso length, flexibility, etc.), or riding style, it’s important to spend some time upfront getting to know your bicycle and making some tailored adjustments.

In this class we help you get to know your bicycle a little better adjust your bicycle to your body, riding style, and desired purpose and give you some options for further customization. Everyone should leave with a more comfortable fitting bicycle.

 

#NovemberMemberDrive Update


We need just 40 new or renewing Members to meet our goal of 100 by the end of the month! Heck yeah! Thank you to everyone who as joined us to support our impact.
If you still need to sign up, head over to boisebicycleproject.org. It's fun! It's easy! 

Be sure to check out our Share your Member Story series. In honor of the drive, some of our awesome Members explain why they love being apart of the BBP community. 

Upcoming Member Classes

Member Classes are held every Friday evening, 6:30-8pm at BBP HQ

  • November 17th: Getting to Know Your Bicycle: Customized Bike Fit/Adjustment
  • November 24th: No class, but we'll be hosting a BBP Social Ride!
  • December 1st: Special Topic, TBA
  • December 8th: Improving the Way Your Tires Roll: Tires, Tubes, Leaks, and Flats
  • December 15th: No class, Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Eve!

Roll with BBP

CranksGiving

Saturday, November 18

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Boise GreenBike's CranksGiving is coming up this Saturday! It's a wonderful way to help those in need have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. Ride Boise GreenBikes in an alley cat style scavenger hunt collecting Thanksgiving foods that will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul and join them for a celebratory beer at Clairvoyant Brewery. More info here.

Weekly Update: Help us build 400 kids bikes, Member News & More!

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Just over a month now until Boise’s biggest bicycle giveaway of the year and we need YOUR help to make it the most successful one yet!

For the past few weeks volunteers have been crankin’ out kids bike builds and at the moment we’ve got a little over half of what we’re aiming for. Now is a great time to come in and help wrench on kids bikes. And there are plenty of other ways to play your part in the big event.

There is a Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Volunteer Committee this year, and we’ve received some stellar feedback from people involved with previous Giveaways but we’re always on the lookout for folks with event planning experience and/or fresh ideas. Click here for a full breakdown of the sub-committees to see which may be the best fit you and how to sign-up.

We’ve also just completed the “Day-Of” volunteer opportunities - Saturday, December 16th - so if you know you’ll be available on the big day sign-up here to secure your spot!

Lastly, bike storage is at a premium and we’re desperately looking for temporary use spaces. If you have or know someone that has a garage, barn, etc. that could be used to store bikes until the giveaway on December 16th, contact Aaron, our Volunteer Coordinator, at aaron@boisebicycleproject.org.

Thanks gang, see ya soon!


Member News

Friday Night Member's Class

November 10th | 6:30-8pm | BBP HQ

A Guide For Easy, Effective, and Crisp Shifting : Front and Rear Derailleur Adjustment

Don't let your ride get derailed by bad shifting! Come to our Friday Night BYOB Member's Class to learn how to properly set-up and adjust your derailers for quick, accurate shifting every time. There are only a few adjustments to be made on most derailers (high and low limit screws, B-screws, and cable tension) but knowing when to adjust what can be confusing and intimidating. 

Boise GreenBike's Field Technician Kelly Frazier will be guest-teaching this class and providing the know-how you need to troubleshoot your gears and easily adjust your derailers on the trail or in the stand. 

 

November Member Drive is still going strong!

We're just over a quarter of the way through November and are have reached a third of our goal! THANK YOU to all those who have joined, renewed, or upgraded your memberships!

Help us reach 100 new or renewing members by the end of the month by sharing our #NovemberMemberDrive. 

Be sure to check out our Share your Member story series. In honor of the drive, some of our awesome Members explain why they love being apart of the BBP community.

Check out Clancy's story, he's proud BBP Member #2!

 

Upcoming Member's Classes

Members Classes are held every Friday evening, 6:30-8pm at BBP HQ

  • November 10th:  A Guide For Easy, Effective, and Crisp Shifting, Front and Rear Derailleur Adjustment
  • November 17th:Getting to Know Your Bicycle: Customized Bike Fit/Adjustment
  • November 24th: No class, but we'll be hosting a BBP Social Ride! 
  • December 1st: Special Topic, TBA
  • December 8th: Improving the Way Your Tires Roll: Tires, Tubes, Leaks, and Flats
  • December 15th: No class, Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Eve!