Volunteer with BBP
June was an amazing month at BBP. With the help of our volunteers, we successfully pulled off another spectacular Pedal 4 the People festival and are well on our way to raising $5,000 at Alive After Five. Plus, we have seen a consistently amazing crew of folks in the shop processing donated bicycles, double-checking shifting gears bikes, and building kids bikes. Well done everyone! Let’s keep this energy up for July.
This week seems tame in comparison to Pedal 4 the People, but we still have plenty of opportunities both in and out of the shop. Check out some of the following needs and opportunities.
BBP is in need of a volunteer, or volunteers, with access to a truck. Extra bonus if you can rustle up a trailer, too! We have our sights set high on moving a monstrous amount of bikes in July and would love your help whenever you can lend it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
While we’re on the topic of moving things around, we could use a hand setting up bike racks for the Bars and Stripes bicycle scavenger hunt sponsored by Boise Weekly and Bikes 2 Boards.
Finally, starting July 6th volunteer night is getting a much needed revamping. We’re keeping all your favorite things and adding more! More time, more educational opportunities, more fun! Volunteer nights will now run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This is to make room for volunteer orientation (Tuesdays from 6:00 to 6:30 pm), Youth Earn-A-Bike (Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:15 pm), and our new early arrival educational sessions (Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 6:30 pm). Volunteers arriving at 6:00 pm will have the opportunity to practice skills and build knowledge with mini workshops prior to volunteer nights. Topics will change weekly and be announced beforehand. And, if you are an early arrival who is already familiar with the topic being discussed, we can always use class helpers passing along their knowledge, too.
BBP would be nothing without our fantastic group of volunteers. It is always a pleasure working with y’all, and I am looking forward to seeing you in the shop or around town soon. Until then, happy trails!
Member Perks & Highlights
Friday Night Members Class, 6:30-8pm
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.
Recommended 1-2 times a year, or anytime your handlebars don’t spin freely, you feel grinding, or there’s a tick of play.
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Ben’s Farm Ride: Wednesday, June 28th, 5pm at BBP
If you're a budding bicyclist or a rugged cycling veteran, a seasoned agrarian or someone who dreams of having a green thumb, come and join us for an evening of sustainability, learning, and fun!
Ben Trieu, one of our awesome volunteers, will be leading a ride to a tour of Snake River SeedCo-op & Earthly Delights Farm.
More info, including the route and a link to info about the Farm Tour on the Facebook Event page
Bars & Stripes: Saturday, July 1st, Noon at Boise Weekly
At high noon, racers will take off from Boise Weekly, stopping in 10 of our favorite watering holes in Boise to get a manifest stamped. The first person to the finish line with all of their stamps wins, and everyone who registers gets a sweeeeet commemorative Bars and Stripes backpack. For more info & to register, click here.
Pedal 4 the People Recap
We had a blast at Pedal 4 the People this past weekend, thanks to everyone who supported, partnered, social media blasted, and pedaled! Check out all of the amazing pictures from the weekend on the the BBP & Pedal 4 the People Facebook pages! Click Here