September Volunteer Opportunities: Branching Out!

All the signs are here.  The kids are back in school, days are getting shorter, air is getting cooler, Tour de Fat has come and gone.  Summertime is coming to an end and our main event season with it.  However, there are still tons of opportunities to make a difference in your community through volunteering with the BBP or some of the other non-profits working to make Boise a better place!  Read on to learn more:

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Boise Bicycle Project:  September Kids BASH!  Saturday, Sept. 12, 10:00am

Our monthly Kids BASH is back!  This event is part bike giveaway, part safety class and we'd love to have your help in creating positive early cycling experiences for these kids!  Sign up via the link above if you want to get your weekend started on a high note!

Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance:  September Bike Counts - September 15-17

The fourth annual September bicycle counts are right around the corner! This project has been growing strong and steady thanks to the 70-80 volunteers who help out each May and September.  The data collected from permanent counter locations, the Strava database and our volunteer counts will all be combined and analyzed to get a full picture of bicycling in the Treasure Valley.   Signup to volunteer for TVCA's September bike counts via the link above and help make the case for better bicycle infrastructure!

Boise Parks and Rec AdVenture Program:  Adaptive Bike Rides - Sept. 15-Oct. 20

The fall Adaptive Biking season is about to start!  The good people at AdVenture would love to have your help providing recreational opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities!  They typically need volunteers to ride along with a participant to help remind them of safety and help them have a fun and successful trip.  A schedule of adaptive bike rides is listed below.  Contact Sonya at SBuchholz@cityofboise.org to sign up. 

Adaptive Bike Rides: Municipal Park              

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15                    5:30-7 p.m.     
  • Thursday, Sept. 17                  5:30-7 p.m.     
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22                    5:30-7 p.m.     
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29                    5-6:30 p.m.     
  • Wednesday, Oct. 7                  5-6:30 p.m.     
  • Thursday, Oct. 15                    5-6:30 p.m.     
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20                     5-6:30 p.m.     

We hope you'll support our community partners with your volunteer efforts!  Of course, we're always happy to have your help at our regular Volunteer Nights as well!  Enjoy the cooling fall weather and we'll see you in the shop or out on the bike again soon!

Tailwinds,

Ryan