Weekly Update: Help us build 400 kids bikes, Member News & More!

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Just over a month now until Boise’s biggest bicycle giveaway of the year and we need YOUR help to make it the most successful one yet!

For the past few weeks volunteers have been crankin’ out kids bike builds and at the moment we’ve got a little over half of what we’re aiming for. Now is a great time to come in and help wrench on kids bikes. And there are plenty of other ways to play your part in the big event.

There is a Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Volunteer Committee this year, and we’ve received some stellar feedback from people involved with previous Giveaways but we’re always on the lookout for folks with event planning experience and/or fresh ideas. Click here for a full breakdown of the sub-committees to see which may be the best fit you and how to sign-up.

We’ve also just completed the “Day-Of” volunteer opportunities - Saturday, December 16th - so if you know you’ll be available on the big day sign-up here to secure your spot!

Lastly, bike storage is at a premium and we’re desperately looking for temporary use spaces. If you have or know someone that has a garage, barn, etc. that could be used to store bikes until the giveaway on December 16th, contact Aaron, our Volunteer Coordinator, at aaron@boisebicycleproject.org.

Thanks gang, see ya soon!


Member News

Friday Night Member's Class

November 10th | 6:30-8pm | BBP HQ

A Guide For Easy, Effective, and Crisp Shifting : Front and Rear Derailleur Adjustment

Don't let your ride get derailed by bad shifting! Come to our Friday Night BYOB Member's Class to learn how to properly set-up and adjust your derailers for quick, accurate shifting every time. There are only a few adjustments to be made on most derailers (high and low limit screws, B-screws, and cable tension) but knowing when to adjust what can be confusing and intimidating. 

Boise GreenBike's Field Technician Kelly Frazier will be guest-teaching this class and providing the know-how you need to troubleshoot your gears and easily adjust your derailers on the trail or in the stand. 

 

November Member Drive is still going strong!

We're just over a quarter of the way through November and are have reached a third of our goal! THANK YOU to all those who have joined, renewed, or upgraded your memberships!

Help us reach 100 new or renewing members by the end of the month by sharing our #NovemberMemberDrive. 

Be sure to check out our Share your Member story series. In honor of the drive, some of our awesome Members explain why they love being apart of the BBP community.

Check out Clancy's story, he's proud BBP Member #2!

 

Upcoming Member's Classes

Members Classes are held every Friday evening, 6:30-8pm at BBP HQ

  • November 10th:  A Guide For Easy, Effective, and Crisp Shifting, Front and Rear Derailleur Adjustment
  • November 17th:Getting to Know Your Bicycle: Customized Bike Fit/Adjustment
  • November 24th: No class, but we'll be hosting a BBP Social Ride! 
  • December 1st: Special Topic, TBA
  • December 8th: Improving the Way Your Tires Roll: Tires, Tubes, Leaks, and Flats
  • December 15th: No class, Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Eve!

Support the Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway, ACHD Open House, and more!

Volunteer with BBP

Christmas Kids Bike Giveaway Leadership Meeting

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If you’ve been in to volunteer in the past few weeks then you’ve already seen that we’re in full Christmas Giveaway bike build mode. Getting hundreds of kids bikes ready for the big giveaway is a major focus but there are several ways you can help BBP accomplish it’s mission this year without even touching a wrench.

There will be a Christmas Giveaway Volunteer Leadership Committee meeting Wed. the 25th right here at the Bike Project. The meeting starts at 6:00pm and we will be discussing the various roles and volunteer opportunities related to the event. Volunteers will be needed for everything from passing out snacks to driving families to and from the shop on the day of the giveaway. The Christmas Giveaway is is a special event to be a part of and everyone is encouraged to attend and find out how to help make it happen!


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ACHD Open Houses

Check out these Open Houses to voice your opinion of added bike & pedestrian infrastructure in your neighborhood! More information about these and other upcoming ACHD info sessions at www.achdidaho.org.

Cloverdale, McMillan to Chinden
Tuesday, October 24 | 5:30-7pm |  11655 W McMillan Rd Boise, ID
You are invited to join the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) at an open house to review the design for the Cloverdale Road Project. The project includes:

  • Widening Cloverdale Road between McMillan Road and Chinden Boulevard to two lanes in each direction, with a center turn lane.
  • Adding buffered bike lanes.
  • Constructing curb, gutter and sidewalk. 

Maple Grove, Victory to Overland Open House
Tuesday, October 30 | 5:30-7pm | 9105 W Overland Rd Boise, ID
You are invited to join the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) at an open house to review the design for the Maple Grove Road Project. The project includes:

  • Widening Maple Grove Road between Victory and Overland roads to two lanes in each direction, with a center turn lane.
  • Adding bike lanes.
  • Constructing curb, gutter and sidewalk. 

MEMBER & VOLUNTEER REQUEST

We’re still in need of some tools to restock our benches. (Thanks to the folks who have donated some supplies this past week - it was a huge help!) We’re especially looking to stock up our programming/volunteer benches to make sure there are plenty of tools to go around as we wrench like crazy to get bikes ready for Christmas!

If you’ve got extras of the following tools, please consider donating. Donating a tool today will help make our Kids Bike Giveaways and other non-profit programs a success.  

Tools we need:

  • Box cutters
  • Dead blow hammers
  • Scissors
  • Metric wrenches (one more set please!)
  • Any bike tools

Thank you!!