Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Spring Dinner - March 21st

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Spring Dinner
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
7:00pm until 9:00pm

The Bozeman Bike Kitchen would like to invite you to attend our Spring Dinner hosted at the Nova Cafe. It will be a night of education, awareness, and of course food! The evening will be in a casual small group format where you will have the chance to discuss bike maintenance, bike commuting, and learn more about the Bike Kitchen. We are asking for a $7 to $20 (sliding scale, pay what you can afford) donation to the Kitchen for attendance. Please join us!

Nova Cafe
312 E. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Cycling is Fun with the Bozeman Bike Kitchen

Closed Next Week

The Bike Kitchen volunteers will be taking a break next week and the Bike Kitchen will be closed both the 27th and 29th of December. We'll be back in action for the New Year however so if you haven't been down in awhile consider joining us. We have a cozy fire burning in the woodstove and are open Tuesday and Thursday evenings unless it's particularly cold out (below twenty degrees).

Year End Donations

Keep in mind that as the new year approaches now is a great time to help fund the Bike Kitchen and it's non-profit programs. We are a 501c3 organization and donations toward our cause are tax deductible. Please consider donating to the Bike Kitchen in 2011 or 2012. We have low overhead so even small donations go a very long way in the good hands of our board of directors.

Donations to the Bike Kitchen can be made via multiple methods:

Cash: in person during open hours

Check: either in person or via mail

Paypal: see http://bozemanbikekitchen.org for info

Our address is Bozeman Bike Kitchen, 425 E Aspen, Bozeman, MT 59715. Please make checks out to the Bozeman Bike Kitchen.

Our Mission

We are a cooperative cycling center dedicated to making the use of bicycles as transportation and fun possible for all members of the Bozeman community. We need volunteers of all ages and abilities to help us refurbish bikes. We are located in the garage behind 425 E Aspen. For a map, please visit our Web site at bozemanbikekitchen.org.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Group Bike Ride - Thursday, August 25th (Tonight)


We will meet at The Pour House at 5:30 for a refreshing New Belgium Brewing beverage or two and then gather on our bicycles to ride to Spectators Bar and Grill around 6:00pm.

Upon arrival at Spectators our gracious host Joe will cook up some free grub (probably bratwurst). We'll wash them down with another New Belgium brew after which we'll gather again on our bicycles to ride back to the Pour House.

At the Pour House you'll want to buy a raffle ticket to win the beautiful 20th Anniversary New Belgium Fat Tire Cruiser by Felt Bicycles. The bicycle raffle will be drawn by Scott, our host at the Pour House and will take place at around 9:00 or 9:30pm.

New Belgium Brewing, Spectators, and the Pour House are all wonderful donors to the Bozeman Bike Kitchen so please come out not only to enjoy a fun ride, get some free grub, and enjoy a couple New Belgium beers, but also to support these local businesses as well as the Bozeman Bike Kitchen.

Please remember to be responsible this evening. Know when to say when, use bicycle lights at night, and ride responsibly! Also, parents who wish to bring minors along on the ride need to mind the state laws regarding their presence in these establishments.

- 5:30 pm Meet at Pour House (15 Main Ave)

- 6:00 pm Ride to Spectator Bar and Grill (19 Tai Lane)

- 7:00 or 7:30 Eat some free grub!

- 8:00 or 8:30 Ride from Spectators to Pour House

- 9:00 Raffle for New Belgium Fat Tire Cruiser by Felt Bicycles

Let's have some fun!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bozeman Bike Week is Next Week

Bozeman Bike Week - May 16th - 20th, 2011!

Next week is national Bike Week and the Bozeman Area Bicycle Advisory Board has a whole host of events scheduled for Bozeman cyclists. Bike Week is officially May 16th through the 20th but events in Bozeman will start May 12th and go through May 21st. Download the 2011 Bike Week Poster.

Be sure to note the Bike Kitchen's events on both Tuesday, May 17th and Saturday, May 21st. We're hosting an extended work session on Tuesday and our annual ReCYCLE bicycle collection drive. Bring us your bicycle and bicycle-related donations!

Bike to Work Week Daily Stops (7-9am)

Monday (May 16)
Rockford Coffee by Team Rockford/Clif (628 W. Main)

Tuesday (May 17)
Wild Joe's/Avalaunche Lounge by Team Muleterro (18 W. Main)

Wednesday (May 18)
The Daily Coffee Bar by Masters Velo (1203 N. Rouse)

Thursday (May 19)
Sola Cafe by Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Cycling Team (290 E. Kagy)

Friday (May 20)
Community Food Co-op (by Gallatin Valley Bike Club (908 W. Main)

Bike From Work Party
Friday (May 20) 5-8pm at Bogert Park
Food & Beverages/Raffle Prizes/Poker Safety Ride/Live Music/Bike Activities

Related Cycling Events

Thursday (May 12)
4:30-6:30pm Elementary and middle school Bike Rodeo at Emily Dickinson School (2435 Annie)

Saturday (May 14)
8am-noon Human powered vehicle sprint race, on Garfield Avenue west of 19th; 2-5pm Utility endurance race

Sunday (May 15)
8am-11am Human powered vehicle speed endurance race, in and around campus

Sunday (May 15)
1-4pm Community bicycle ride up Hyalite Canyon Road, organized by Collin's Coalition

Monday (May 16)
6-8pm Bike-in movie "Freedom Riders", at Rockford Coffee (628 W. Main)

Tuesday (May 17)
5-9pm Bike maintenance work session, at Bozeman Bike Kitchen (425 E. Aspen)

Wednesday (May 18)
Bike to school trains, contact your local school for details; 4-8pm bike workshop: commuter tune-ups at REI (2220 Tschache, off N. 19th)

Saturday (May 21)
9am-3pm ReCYCLE drive at Bozeman Bike Kitchen (425 E. Aspen)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bicycle Touring Clinic - Thursday April 7th

Bicycle Touring Clinic

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
7:00pm at Avalaunch Lounge (in Wild Joe's Coffee)

Bozeman Bike KitchenThe Bozeman Bike Kitchen will be hosting a bicycle touring clinic at the Avalaunch Lounge (located in Wild Joe's Coffee) and we'd love to have you in attendance. The event is to be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, April 7th, 2011.

Bicycle touring is one of the most liberating forms of transportation that allows for a complete stimulation of the senses, an intimacy with the environment through which you are traveling, the healthful motion your body craves, fresh exploration of places new or familiar, a chance to meet new friends, and most of all lots of fun!

The skills needed for bicycle touring are wide ranging and require bicycling skills, bicycle maintenance knowledge, camping experience, trip planning, and more. Touring can vary from single day 'supported' rides requiring car support to multi-week 'un-supported' tours requiring cyclists to carry all the gear and supplies necessary for subsistence.

Catherine, a Bozeman Bike Kitchen board member is a skilled bicycle tourer who is excited to share her knowledge and experiences with the Bozeman community this week. She will be presenting a bicycle touring 101 session complete with stories, a hands-on look at her gear, and a time for questions.

Avalaunch Lounge at Wild Joe's
18 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715-4643
(406) 586-1212

Monday, March 28, 2011

City Commision to Decide on Bicycle Lanes

Tonight at 6:00 pm, the Bozeman City Commission is to decide whether to install bike lanes on Peach Street between Rouse and North 7th. The Bozeman Bicycle Advisory Board has recommended FOR the installation of these lanes to the Commission but the City Staff Report has recommended AGAINST installing them. It is important to attend the meeting and voice your support IN FAVOR of installing bike lanes. We need to convince the Commission to install the lanes despite the staff's recommendation.

People who wish to comment on this issue can do so at the beginning of the meeting during public comment. Prepare yourself by reading the informational packet provided by the City Staff. You may do this by clicking the agenda item "Peach Street Bike Lanes" from the cities website:

City Commission Agenda for March 28th, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

[Bozeman Bike Kitchen] Bicycle Maintenance Clinic

Basic Bicycle Maintenance Class - Session Two

Thursday, March 10th, 2011
7:00pm at Avalaunch Lounge (in Wild Joe's Coffee)

Bozeman Bike KitchenThe Bozeman Bike Kitchen will be hosting a bicycle maintenance clinic at the Avalaunch Lounge (located in Wild Joe's Coffee) and we'd love to have you in attendance. The event is to be held at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 10th, 2011.

Many Bozeman cyclists put their bicycles away for the winter but your riding season is fast approaching. Empower yourself and come learn a thing or three about maintaining and repairing your bicycle.

The evening will be presented in both a lecture and hands-on format. We will have bicycles, tools, and presentation materials to provide the best training for our participants. If you wish to get your yourself a bit dirty from chain grease and do some hands-on work, wear your work clothes. Keep in mind that cycle grease stains on your pants are totally sexy!

Avalaunch Lounge at Wild Joe's
18 West Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715-4643
(406) 586-1212