Stepping into Year 11, Gearing up for Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway + Some Awesome Community Events This Week!

Volunteer with BBP

Big thanks to all of our rockstar volunteers, the 10th Anniversary Party was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without you.

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With the big celebration behind us it’s time to shift our focus over to our next event: 2017’s Christmas Bicycle Giveaway. Open hours volunteer shifts will primarily consist of kids bike repairs in hopes of getting a head start on having hundreds of little bikes tuned up and ready to go on the big day. Click here to sign-up and get in on the fun!

On the topic of kids' bikes, this Thursday is October’s Kid’s Fix-It Night. From 6-8pm we’ll be helping local youth learn to repair their bicycles free of charge. No need to sign-up for this one, just pop in at six if you’d like to help out and if you know of any kids that could use a tune-up please send em’ our way.

Lastly, we’ve done our best to process our recent donation of over 1,000 bikes from the Primary Health Bike Drive in one day but we’ve still got a decent amount of scrap metal that needs to be hauled away. We’d love for the scrap money to flow back into our programs, so if you have a truck/trailer and some spare time we could sure use the help. E-mail aaron@boisebicycleproject.org for more information on how to help out.


Roll with BBP

Tonight! The Josh Wolf Comedy Show

Showings at 7pm & 10pm | Knitting Factory

The funniest way to support BBP! Comedian Josh Wolf is donating 100% of the proceeds from both of his shows to BBP! Head down to the Knitting factory tonight to get your laugh on! See you there!

Grab your tickets here 

 

Radio Boise Fall Radiothon

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Our friends and partners at Radio Boise are asking for your help to Boost their Signal now through October 20th. Help keep Boise rocking by giving to their campaign - they couldn't exist without your support! 

You can support them right now:

Donate online: http://www.radioboise.us/
Call in: (208) 258-2072
In person: The Alaska Building, 1020 W. Main St., Suite 50 (in the basement)


Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Volunteer Leadership

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This year's Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway is gearing up to be the biggest yet! We aim to give 400 bikes to kids on December 16th. We'll need a lot of help undertaking such a huge event, from making sure kids are registered and know when to show up to making sure every kid gets a helmet (fitted to them!), lock, and lights, to organizing a clothing drive. If you've ever been apart of the Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway and want to take on a leading roll or if you've never been involved and want to be a big part of the magic, please join us for the first Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 6-7pm at BBP. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Youth Coordinator, Adam at adam@boisebicycleproject.org.

We'll also be hosting a meeting for community organizations, centers, and schools to give an overview of how to refer and register kids for the Giveaway at BBP just prior to the volunteer meeting, from 5-6pm. If you're a representative for a school, club, community center, or other nonprofit organization please consider attending this meeting. Volunteers wishing to take on a leadership role are also welcome to attend this meeting. 


Member Updates & Perks

Friday Night Members Class

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

Easy and Effective Headset Adjustments Inspecting/Servicing Headset

Your headset is the bearing mechanism that allows your handlebars and fork to rotate smoothly in your frame; it’s also the only bearing mechanism parallel with the ground. A misadjusted headset can create divots/pits in your bearing cups that often cause your bike to pull to one side.

In this class, you will learn how to disassemble and overhaul your headset mechanism. Everyone will leave with a better/smoother/longer lasting steering system.


Member & Volunteer Request

We’re in need of some tools to restock our benches. We’re especially looking to stock up our programming/volunteer benches to make sure there are plenty of tools to go around as we wrench like crazy to get bikes ready for Christmas!

If you’ve got extras of the following tools, please consider donating. Donating a tool today will help make our Kids Bike Giveaways and other non-profit programs a success.  

Tools we need:

  • Box cutters
  • Dead blow hammers
  • Scissors
  • Metric wrenches
  • Any bike tools

Thank you!!

Ride On!

You've ridden with us for a decade Boise, and we can't thank you enough! Now it's time to RIDE ON!

To the 100s of folks that pedaled down to the BBP 10 Year Anniversary & Appreciation Celebration, thank you! We can't tell you how much it meant to share such a momentous occasion with our untiring stokers. To all of the amazing people who couldn't make it but share the BBP love nonetheless, thank you! We felt your love from afar.

From the BBP History Ride at the beginning, to the Spicy Rider Dance Party ending at midnight, it was an unforgettable night. Somewhere in between I gave an experimental presentation covering our 10 year pedal-powered journey together. It definitely wasn't polished, but I hope I accomplished my goal of telling the unbelievably impactful history of BBP and the unfathomably dedicated individuals (Staff, Board, Volunteers, Members, and Supporters) who've made it all possible.

Congrats to:

Chris O'Brien (Volunteer of the Year)
Katharine Cross (Stoker of the Year)
Clancy Anderson (Volunteer of the Decade)
John Griffin (BBP Lifetime Achievement Award)

 

Because of everyone's hard work, there has never been a time in Boise's history that bicycles, bicycle repair, and bicycle education have been more available to the entire community than they are today.

That is absolutely undeniable. And, there has never been a time when Boise has been more poised to take it's bicycle identity and culture a giant step further. That is absolutely exhilarating

What we've done TOGETHER as a COMMUNITY and a TEAM has been transformative, and now is the time to celebrate, reflect, and reenergize. When we wake up tomorrow, it will be time to RIDE ON and to keep building on the momentum and foundation we've all created.

Last night I ended the presentation with 4 big asks, and I'd like invite those who weren't there to engage in those asks today.

1. Come laugh with us! On Tuesday Oct 17th, Josh Wolf, one of the country's top comedians will be shooting a live comedy special and benefit for the Boise Bicycle Project at the Knitting Factory [Boise]. Get your tickets here. https://goo.gl/uUU7qm

2. If you're not a card carrying BBP member, now is the time to join the team. If you are a member, we're challenging you to share the love and recruit one more person to join this incredible ride before the end of the year. http://www.boisebicycleproject.org/membership-program/

3. Volunteer at this year's Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway. Over 400 little lives will be transformed on Dec 16th. If you come down and help share the gifts of freedom and opportunity that come with a bicycle, your life might be transformed as well.

4. Keep riding with us. It's been an amazing 10 year journey, and we promise the next 10 years will be nothing less.

RIDE ON BOISE! It's been an honor!

- Jimmy Hallyburton

10 Year Anniversary Celebration: Everything you need to know

This Saturday, BBP will be celebrating 10 AMAZING Years!

Here's what you need to know:

The party is FREE for everyone to attend! So bring your partner, your friend, your neighbor, the person you met on the greenbelt this morning. 

Members & Volunteers get 2 complimentary drink tokens - your choice of New Belgium Beer, Meriwether Cider, and/or Idaho Kombucha, AND one food token to either FuNkY tAco or B-Town Bistro food trucks. Zip through the entry line by RSVP'ing!

Show your love for BBP by wearing your BBP gear. T-shirts, hats, bandannas, patches, hoodies, beanies. Bonus points for pulling out the vintage BBP swag.

 

 

 

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Gather up all those buttons you've collected at every event all year - 9 year Anniversary Party, RtRtR unveiling, Light up the Night, Donut Ride, CycloFemme, TdF, and more! Because each button = 1 entry into the raffle for a new 2017 New Belgium cruiser. (Really want that cruiser?? You can purchase more entries at the party!) 

To make this party really rockin, we'll have music from Boise Rock School, DJ Stidbeats, a Silent Auction, artwork and the 10 Year Anniversary Print from John Warfel, and special 10 Year donuts from Guru Donuts.  

The party kicks off at 6, but meet at BBP at 5:30 for a social ride led by Charles. He'll take you on a cruise down memory lane to some of BBP's old stomping grounds. 

Finally, the most important thing to know is that this is a party to thank YOU. You have made it possible for BBP to grow to what it is today, a pedal powered force for our community. We're so grateful to be on this journey with you and we can't wait to embark on the next 10 years with you as our stoker!


Volunteer with BBP

Interested in helping out during the 10 Year party? We've got some fun (and short!) jobs available to help make this the best darn BBP party yet. Sign up here and earn yourself an entry for that sweet NBB cruiser. Ohh yeah. 


Member Perks & Updates

Friday Night Member Class | October 13th | 6:30-8pm

EASY AND EFFECTIVE HEADSET ADJUSTMENTS INSPECTING/SERVICING HEADSET

Diving into headset maintenance can be scary. Get the spook worked out of you for this Friday the 13th Members Night class. 

P.S. It's getting dark out there, be sure to bring your bike lights if you plan on riding home!

 

AS IS Bikes

Swing by the shop this week to check out the cool As Is bikes we have for sale right now. From a vintage Trek single track shredder to an old school Schwinn cruiser, we've got some gems in right now. Plus, enjoy your Member discount on top of these already sweet deals. 

If that wasn't enough incentive to come down to the shop, all day Saturday we'll be throwing it back to the retro days of BBP with in shop guest experiences from some of your favorite mechanics of yore. Rumor has it Yann, Andrew, Patrick, and Nate (just to name a few) will be cruising through. Be sure to stop in and say hi!

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