Shop Update & Member Perks
Friday Night Member’s Classes:
September 22nd, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Bring Your Own Bike: Making Your Bike Stop On A Dime: Brake/Pad Inspection, Adjustment, Replacement
Every time you brake, a tiny bit of your brake pad wears away. Sometimes you have brake pads that are contaminated with foreign objects and these can actually wear away the sidewalls of your wheel or disc rotor. Over time, the wearing of your pads cause them to hit the rim at an angle that is less than ideal, which can lead to inefficient braking and terrible noises.
In this class you will learn how to install and adjust brake pads. Everyone will leave riding a bicycle with more stopping power.
September 29th, 630PM-800PM
Demo: Sew your own Bike Bags
Learn how to sew your own bike bags and increase your carrying capacity affordably. The right bags can make commuting more convenient and extended bike tours possible. Making your own bags can save you money and you can design your bags specifically for your bike and needs.
Join BBP mechanic and former outdoor gear designer and entrepreneur, Rich Gardunia, in this demo class. Rich will be walking us through the steps of sewing a custom-fit frame bag for your bike. With the right fabric, velcro, and know-how you can convert almost any space on your bicycle into a veritable stowage option.
Roll with BBP
History of Cycling
Thursday, September 21 | 6pm | Hatch C Ballroom of the Student Union Building
Accompanying the Student Union Fine Arts Gallery’s student-curated exhibition, “Cycling Through: A Story of Community and Change,” George Knight will present his talk “Bikes Are the Answer: A Cyclorama of the First 200 Years”
Fall into Fort
Social ride from BBP to Fort Boise Skate Park | Saturday, September 23 | 11:00 am
BBP will host a bike ride to the skateboarding competition, organized by River Sober Living, a recovery resource for those struggling with addiction and alcoholism, and board specialty shop The Boardroom. The comp starts at 1 p.m. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon.
The community event also has tunes provided by the Boise Hive, food trucks, local artists and vendors. If you’re feeling feisty, suit up for sumo wrestling and put the smackdown on your opponent.
Recovery-oriented exhibitors will also be on-site to share information with anyone who is interested.
10 Year Anniversary Party - Save the Date!
Saturday, October 14th
Make sure to RSVP for the 10 Year Anniversary & Appreciation Celebration! We're throwing it back old school and encourage you to wear vintage BBP swag - t-shirts, patches, hats, etc. If you got it, we want you to flaunt it!
Volunteer with BBP
This Thursday is September’s Kid’s Fix-It night! Once a month we invite kids from all over the community to come in and learn to fix their bicycles free of charge. We always get a big turnout and we need all hands on deck to insure everyone leaves with a functional bike. Kid’s Fix-It will be happening during volunteer night from 6 to 8pm.
In addition, Whitney Elementary will be hosting a Bike Bonanza this Saturday, the 24th, and we’re looking for a couple volunteer mechanics to come help us perform minor repairs to kid’s bikes free of charge. BBP will be there from 9am-Noon fixing bikes and you can hang out afterwards for a safe cycling forum followed by a group ride from Whitney CC to Shoshone Park and back. Sign-up here under Mobile Fix-It Mechanic to help out.
Lastly, we’ve got a number of construction projects piling up around the shop. If you have any handyman or handywoman experience we’ve got plenty of ways to put you to work. Our Tues. and Thurs. 6-8 volunteer nights are a great time to come in if you’re interested in helping out.