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Community Cycles Monthly Update

11th Annual Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway


It’s that time again! We’re prepping bikes for our annual Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway on Sunday, December 11. Last year we gave away close to 300 bikes to families in need. We are looking for volunteers to help work on bikes, as well as people willing to help us out on event day. Read more here. Support this great event! Your donations will help get bikes to low-income children and families in our community.

  Ride on!
  Sue Prant
  Executive Director

Weekend Complete Mechanic Series

We are now offering our popular Complete Mechanic Series six-week courses on Sunday mornings. These classes take place once a week for 2.5 hours, from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Click here for more info and to sign up.


 

Thank You Community Foundation

Community Cycles would like to extend a hearty “thank you” to the Community Foundation serving Boulder County. Community Cycles was recently awarded a coveted Millennium Trust Grant to support and grow our Earn-a-Bike program for people with disabilities. Read more.
 

Thank You Kaiser Permanente

Thanks to the Kaiser Permanente Video Storytelling Challenge for their support in creating an outstanding video describing our Earn-A-Bike program. Hear Celina’s story, and learn more about how Community Cycles is making a difference and getting more people on bikes.

Thanks Via Transit

Via is installing 3-capacity bike racks on all HOP buses in Boulder. Now it’s time for RTD to follow Via’s lead and install 3-capacity racks, especially on the JUMP and DASH lines where people who ride bikes are more likely to be left stranded. Interested in seeing these racks on RTD buses, or ever been stranded because of a full rack? Please write RTD, your local representative and copy Community Cycles.
 

Join the City of Boulder for a Complete Streets Panel Event

There are several upcoming events as part of the Connecting People and Places: Sharing the National Experience event series. There will be a Complete Streets panel on Wednesday, October 19, with representatives from Austin, Cambridge, Davis, Eugene and Denver in the Butcher Auditorium, Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, 3415 Colorado Ave. A pedestrian-friendly initiatives event is planned for early 2017. These events are free and registration is requested. See the event page for more info.
 

Planning Highlights Bike Tour: Saturday, October 22

Join Boulder County and the City of Boulder for a guided bike tour of Boulder County to showcase examples of “planning in action.” 25 mike ride with snacks and post-ride celebration. Join this free, fun, learning event. Click here for more info and to sign up.
 

More Bike Racks at Trailheads

New bike racks have been added to two Open Space and Mountain Parks trailheads. Bike to hike and check out the new racks on Shanahan Ridge near Lehigh Street and Lafayette Drive, or at the Foothills Trail in north Boulder near 2nd Street and Dakota Boulevard.
 

Yes on Open Space Tax Extension (1B) and the Sustainability Tax (1C)

Community Cycles and other local nonprofits are supporting the Open Space Tax Extension (1B) and the Sustainability Tax (1C). See our web post or bocosos.com more info.

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Halloween Party: Saturday, October 29

Got Halloween plans? Plan to spend it with us! Come to the Convergence XIV Bike and Bones event, a benefit for Community Cycles, at the Integral Center, 2805 Broadway in Boulder from 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. A dance party, chill room, tea room, costume contest and more! Community Cycles Members get a discount on tickets as "Pumpkin riders"! Check out the event on Facebook.



 

Bags for Change Donations at Lucky’s Market: Saturday, October 29

Check out the new Lucky’s Market South, dedicated to healthy food for the 99%. For the next two months, you can donate to Community Cycles when you bring your shopping bag to the store.

To help build a culture of cycling in Boulder, Community Cycles is offering free mini-tunes at Lucky’s every other Saturday. The next one is October 29 from 4 - 6 p.m.
 



VeloSwap: Saturday, October 22

The Subaru VeloSwap is a cultural experience! You’ll have the opportunity to see, swap, buy and sell your new or used bikes, components and cycling accessories. You can also take part in cycling clinics hosted by cycling celebrities and industry experts, along with family events, product sampling and tours of the all-new EcoVillage. The event is Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the National Western Complex in Denver. Learn more here. Thanks Velo Swap for your support!
 

Last Pastries on the Path of the Year, Friday, October 28

Come out one last time this year for free coffee and pastries from 8 - 9 a.m. on October 28 on the Goose Creek Path next to Community Cycles.

Community Cycles Calendar

See our online calendar for a full list of events.
 

Report Problems with Bicycle Infrastructure

Had a close call on your bike? Run into branches on the bike path? Want to point out some pavement that needs improvement? Interact with the City of Boulder via Inquire Boulder.
Bike inventory in the shop is back up. Every year our inventory of bikes dwindles in the late summer, but our racks are once again flush with great bikes for sale. Swing by the shop to find your next commuter, mountain bike, road ride or snowy weather beater.

Renewal Mailing

Reminder: It’s our fall membership renewal campaign. Your support keeps bikes rolling safely. When you join Community Cycles, you are helping make biking better in Boulder County. Please join or renew your membership. When we lobby for improved biking, our 2,500 members give us a powerful voice. And remember, you also get free use of the shop, great discounts and friendly help to keep you rolling.
 

Member Discounts

Still haven’t become a CC member? Membership has its benefits, in addition to use of the shop and helping advocacy efforts. Check out the full list of benefits here.
 

Businesses

Become a Community Cycles business partner and help grow biking in Boulder. Want to encourage your employees to bicycle more? Alexey can arrange a group membership rate.
 

Double Your Donation with Matching Gifts

Please take advantage of your company’s matching gift program. Contact Jennifer for more information.


As the weather gets colder and wetter, make sure your bike chain is well lubricated. Especially for those bikes that live outdoors, having a well-lubed chain will go a long ways towards keeping your drive train in good shape through the rough weather months. Come see us in the shop for lubricants and recommendations.

September 2016 BY THE NUMBERS

 
Shop Bike Numbers
Bikes Donated = 196
Bikes Sold = 117
Bikes Recycled =177
 
Shop Usage (Hourly)
Volunteer Hours = 689
Member Hours = 612
Workshop Hours = 102
 
Current Membership: 2,489

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September New & Renewing Members

New and renewing members are our life line. Thanks to our new and renewing members.

Abdulaziz Alotaibi
David Alpeter
William Armstrong
Scott Balay
Joe Baran
Mignon Macias
Reid Baran
Tanner Baran
Christy Barnette
Conor Benson
Katelyn Bergl
Jacob Blacksberg
Mike Bliss
Jessica Bloise
Ben Bohren
Gregory Bower
Jim Campbell
Kristen Campbell
Michael Caruso
Kuzi Charamba
William Clausen
Matthew Cox
Shawn Crespi
Bastien Dasonneville
Jonathan DeCoste
Greg Deemer
Joshua De La Cruz
Ben Del Vacchia
Michael Denison
Michael Drake
Christina Earl
Abdallah Eltaweel
Daniel Erat
Daniel Farnbach
Andy Fasig
Bruce Feistner
Daniel Glaser
Aarom Guggenheim
Brittany Gutermuth
Maren Hall-Wieckert
Eric Hansen
Lianne Hepler
Stefan Hertrich
Noah Holland-Moritz
Luke Holman
Grover Holmes
Peter Hurst
Mohamad Sayuti Ibrahim
Adam Iemiller
Angela Immitt
Sam Inglese
Anne Jefferson
Timothy Jones
Jon Karpilow
Francis Kelly
Lisa Knauer
Ken Knowles
David Levin
Steven Lewis
Erin Luck
Kevin Martin
Patrick McBride
Chris McCall
Alex McKenzie
Mike McShane
Kara Mertz
Shane Mitchell
Jason Mitchell
Hannah Moland
Edward Morey
Danni Nguyen
Karyn Ortiz
David Owsley
Soo Park
Christian Parrinello
Mimi Pasquer
Paul Perry
David Petroy
Stuart Proffit
Cassidy Reeves
Evan Freirich
Janet Roberts
Eugene Rodriguez
Margaret Romney
Tyler Schuessler
Jim Sears
Joel Serface
Jake Seymour
Logan Sholar
Matthew Sibley
Ryan Sigar
James Sill
Andy Sklawer
Erin Swaney
Daniel Weflen
Sara Wiand
Gretchen Williams
Alec Wyand
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