Help Spread the Word about the TdF Parade, Friday's Member Night Class & More!

Roll with BBP

Tour de Fat Returns August 12, 2017

Boise's largest, silliest, wildest bicycle parade will take over downtown Boise for its 15th year. We'll roll from Ann Morrison park at 10am - costumes, decorated bicycles, custom bikes, and general silliness highly recommended. The parade will loop around downtown Boise and end at the Capitol steps for Boise's first ever Bicycle Rally.

You can register for the parade for FREE now - help us set another parade record and show the strength of the bicycle in our community.

We need your help spreading the word about his grassroots parade & rally! Please print out this poster and hang it up in your office, around your neighborhood, and in local shops. If you hang 10 posters, stop by the shop (with photo proof!) and we'll give you a $5 gift certificate to BBP. And/or share the poster or the Facebook event on your social media page, tag @BoiseBicycleProject and receive a $5 gift card to BBP (you can even do both and get a $10 gift cert!).

 

Ada County 2018 Draft Budget Open House

Thursday, July 27 - 5:30-7pm, 3775 Adams Street, Garden City

ACHD is hosting an early peek of their 2018 budget. ACHD staff will be on hand to answer your questions about the budget or anything else you may have on your mind. This is a great opportunity to advocate for improved bike & ped infrastructure!

Proposed projects include:

- An improved State Street/Veterans Memorial Parkway intersection
- A new Cole Road/Lake Hazel Road intersection
- A retooled Emerald Street & Americana Boulevard, from Orchard Street to Ann Morrison Park
- An upgraded, upper Bogus Basin Road (safety project)
- An enhanced Cloverdale Road from Fairview Avenue to Ustick Road
- An revamped Pine Avenue from Meridian Road to Locust Grove Road


Member Perks & Highlights

Friday Night Members Class: 6:30pm

Wheels are pretty important. Without two of them, you don't have a bicycle. Well-built wheels will roll straighter for longer and will be less likely to break spokes or bend.

Join us for this Friday's Members Class to learn how to build a standard 3-cross wheel. Learning how to build your own wheels provides a better understanding of wheel construction and makes truing, dishing, and spoke replacement a breeze. It also makes swapping bent, dented, or worn rims a cost effective alternative to wheel replacement. Building your own wheels opens up an infinite array of wheel, rim, and spoke possibilities. You can even find super cheap hubs and spokes at your friendly neighborhood bike co-op to build a burly budget wheel. Take your wrenching skills to the next level this Friday from 630-800PM!   

 

Tool Needs!

Our new shop floor layout is working amazingly well. The Century Ride benches are stocked and rocking. The new Volunteer and Programming area is perfectly suited for our well-attended Youth Earn-a-Bike classes and for the volunteer efforts that keep the shop running smoothly on a daily basis.

Now that we’ve managed to produce a little more work space for our volunteers, we need more tools to support their volunteer efforts. If you’ve got any extra tools that are good for bikes, we can definitely use them. We specifically need 8-19mm metric wrenches (no SAE sizes, please) and adjustable wrenches of all sizes, particularly larger wrenches. Hammers, dead blows, mallets, screwdrivers, awls, pliers, and metric hex keys are also needed to stock our new volunteer tool boards. 

If you have some you tools you'd like to donate, we'll happily take them and put them to good use! Thank you!


Volunteer with BBP

The end of July is drawing near, which means we are just that much closer to Tour de Fat on August 12th! Despite the event’s shake-up this year we will still be having an amazing bike parade and bike rally on the capitol steps. We need awesome volunteers by the truckload to turn-out, chip-in, and make this year’s Tour de Fat one of the best ever. Sign up for volunteer shifts HERE and email hayden@boisebicycleproject.org for more details.

Our youth programs have been popping off lately and we need more volunteers to help keep the wheels literally and figuratively greased. Sign up for Mobile Fix-it, Youth Earn-A-Bike, or our upcoming Morley Nelson give away today! You won’t be sorry.

And finally, we are always in need of people with trucks or cargo vehicles who are willing to pick-up donation bicycles that couldn't make it to the shop otherwise. Please email hayden@boisebicycleproject.org for more information.

Until next time, happy trails!

~Hayden