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!!