BBP donated over 30 bicycles to children in our community at our Kids’ Bicycle and Safety Hour (Kids’ B.A.S.H.) this past Saturday! For some of these 4 through 11 year olds it’s their first time riding; others are veterans of bike clubs like Hawthorne’s and Whitney’s.
This is a 1985 Fuji Specialized Stump Jumper Sport in black (the Team edition comes in purple, the standard in red). So this one definitely needs some love, but it will be sooooo worth it when you’re done. I actually think some of that grease and dirt is protecting the chrome (see my refection in the photo of the headset below). These early Stump Jumpers couldn’t be built any stronger. They actually use motorcycle components on ‘em.
When considering Boise Bicycle Project’s mission, before and after working here, I often dwelled on the “social benefits of bicycling”. I struggled to connect the social benefit to our programming; where it was, why it mattered, how we acted upon it. This isn’t to say I was critical of it, rather I knew there was a connection there, and was curious to find it.