‘Tis the season to hit the greenbelt and enjoy the fall colors. Make sure you get out and enjoy the last bit of nice riding weather. As the season starts to turn, so does our focus. Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway is QUICKLY approaching. We have been in kids bike mode now for the past three weeks and will be continuing up until the day of the event, Saturday, December 15th. This is an AMAZING event that you do not want to miss. We shut down the entire street and fill it with families, kids, bikes, and smiles!
We are mixing up our Volunteer Night on October 4th. Rather than our normal Volunteer Night in the shop, we will be meeting at BBP at 5:30pm and doing a group ride to Whitney Community Center (1609 S Owyhee St, Boise, ID 83705) along with the Mobile Fix-It trailer. We will fix flats, adjust brakes, and hang at the community center from 6-8pm. Lights and helmet encouraged! If you are unable to meet at BBP for the group ride, feel free to meet us down there. Go HERE to sign up for our Mobile Repair/Volunteer Night.
Our last Kids BASH of the year will take place Saturday, October 13th from 9-11 a.m. This is an awesome opportunity to work directly with the people we serve and see the smile a new bike can bring to a kid’s face. For those not familiar, the Kids B.A.S.H. (bicycle and safety hour) is a monthly give-away where, with the help of our stellar volunteer team, we're able to donate 30-40 bikes back to our community's youth. Kids receive not only a bicycle, but also a helmet, a bike lock and lights, then complete a safety course before taking the bike home!
It is our goal here at BBP to create the most enjoyable volunteer experience as possible. We want you to progress and improve your mechanically ability. We will be starting our “Volunteer Pathways” program offering classes and the ability to obtain 4 separate certifications – Take-a-part, wheels, kids bikes, and adult bikes. This “Volunteer Pathways” program is a way to track your progress within the volunteer program and gives you the ability to teach new volunteers as they come in. The class will take place the first hour of our regularly scheduled Volunteer Nights, which run from 6-8pm.
October Class Schedule:
Kids Bikes October 16th and October 23rd