Car 4 Bike Trader, TdF Battle of the Bands, Member Updates & More!

Roll with BBP

Car 4 Bike Trader is back for 2017!

Donate your car (running with title!) to BBP, TVCA & SWIMBA and receive a brand new Surly Cross Check from QBP plus Memberships to BBP, TVCA & SWIMBA, PLUS $1000 to spend on outfitting your Cross Check with all those extra accessories you need to be a full time bike commuter for 365 days.

Email by Thursday, July 20 if you're interested in swapping your car for a new bike (you have to be 21+).

The 2017 Car 4 Bike trader will be determined at TdF's Battle of the Bands on Friday, July 21 (see below for details on that event).

TdF Battle of the Bands

Friday, July 21 - Neurolux Lounge 8pm - FREE

A portion of bar proceeds will benefit BBP, SWIMBA, and TVCA

New Belgium is hosting a competition between local bands Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats & Parade Of Bad Guys to determine who will open for Fat Tire Presents: Tour de Fat Boise w/ Blackberry Smoke at the Idaho Botanical Garden on August 12.

Plus, we'll be featuring the Car 4 Bike Trader applicants and choosing the 2017 Car 4 Bike Trader!

Volunteer with BBP

Things to look out for this week include:

  • An improved volunteer bench and volunteer corner
  • Mobile Fix-It at the Cole and Ustick Library! from 3 pm to 5 pm Thursday, July 20th. Sign up to help out HERE.
  • Kids Fix-it Night at Thursday Volunteer night, 6:30-8:30. And…
  • We are less than a month from Tour de Fat and we are trying to rally more than 100 volunteers to make this annual event a massive success. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell complete strangers and have them all sign up for a volunteer shift HERE! Volunteers will get into the evening’s show at the Idaho Botanical Garden for free!

Until next time, happy trails!


Member Updates & Perks

Note: There will be no Members Night on Friday 7/21 - join us at Neurolux for Battle of the Bands!

Shop Updates

It has been a few months since the BBP’s Grand Re-Opening, and every month shop organization, layout, and flow is improved upon. Four new Alley Cat stands are a great place for members to do everything from quick fixes to in-depth overhauls. The Walk-In stand efficiently helps bicyclists diagnose and repair brakes, shifting, and everything else.

This week, we’re excited to unveil a new arrangement for our Century Ride bench and programming area. We hope that this new layout provides more space for Century members and provides a better teaching space for the burgeoning Youth Earn-a-Bike program. The new programming area should also be better arranged to fit the needs of our excellent volunteers.

I hope everyone using the shop has been enjoying the new space and the continuous refinements we’ve been making. I’m sure it will take some time to figure out all the kinks but I think the space gets better week by week.

If you have any suggestions for how we can further improve the BBP’s community shop space, let me know next time you’re at the shop or at I’d love to hear from Work Trade participants, Alley Cats, Century Riders, and volunteers to make the space work best for everyone.