Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, which means that things are ramping up at BBP. We've got a ton going on every week, so we're trying something new: weekly updates. The goal is to keep you up to date on all our projects and opportunities to get involved. We hope it's helpful!
Volunteer with BBP!
We have some awesome volunteer opportunities coming up for the week ahead! Click on any of the following links to sign up for shifts at our upcoming events. We also have our regular, recurring volunteer shifts helping with bike take apart and bike build during our open hours and from 6:00-8:00pm Tuesday & Thursday.
Two Mobile Fix-It Adventures! The first on Wednesday, May 17th at White Pine Elementary from 3:00 to 5:30 pm, and the second on Thursday, May 18th at the Oak Creek Apartment Complex from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Help Adam, our Youth Coordinator, teach Boise kids about bicycle maintenance. Mobile Fix-It is a fun and rewarding experience, sign up and enjoy the ride!
Bike to Work Breakfast at The North End Co-op on Friday, May 19th. Join Kelly, our Development Director, from 7:00 to 9:00 am for a breakfast celebration of National Bike to Work Day! High five and hand out limited edition Bike Boise buttons to all the awesome bike commuters!
The Capital City Public Market on Saturday, May 20th. Hang out with Hayden, our Volunteer Coordinator, and assist with Bike Valet and DIY repairs at the market. There is a morning shift (9:30-11:30 am) and an afternoon shift (11:30 am to 1:30 pm) so you can still get all of your shopping handled.
Also, BBP is partnering with Alive After Five’s Tips for Charity initiative with a goal of raising $5000 for our volunteer programs. To do this we need one thing, volunteers! We need 24 people every Wednesday evening in June from 4:30 to 8:30 pm to help sell and pour drinks at Alive After Five. Sign-up now and don’t miss out on all the fun.
Member Perks & Highlights
Upcoming Member Class: Friday, May 19th 6:30-8pm:
Unlocking the Power of Your Cables and Housing: Inspecting/Servicing Brake and Shifter Cable Systems (Bring Your Own Bike)
Most people forget to check their cables and housing when they’re experiencing shifting or braking problems, but it should be the first thing you check. Cable housing is like a garden hose and your cables are like the water flowing through it, the more kinks and obstructions in the hose the worse the water flows.
In this class, we will teach you how to check your cables and housing for kinks and obstructions and replace/lubricate them if needed. Everyone will leave this class with smoother cable system and a free DIY housing tool.
Roll with BBP (Events!)
It’s Bike Week! Which means there are a ton of Bike-y events happening all over the Treasure Valley. Check out Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance’s Facebook page for a full list.
UpCycle Karma Ride Benefiting BBP
During the month of May, UpCycle Boise wants you to get your sweat on and help support BBP! Spin classes start at 5:30pm on Fridays and are followed by adult beverages and snacks to reward your for your hard work. Start your weekend out right at UpCycle!
Bike to Work Breakfast & Bike From Work Happy Hour
Friday, May 19th is National Bike to Work Day, so whether you’re a veteran commuter or have been thinking of using your pedal power to get to work for sometime, today is the best day to do it! There will be breakfast stations all around Boise (BBP will be at the Food Co-op) and Bittercreek is hosting a post-work celebration you wonderful bike commuters.
Bike to Work Breakfast: 7-9am
Bike to Work Happy Hour: 3-8pm