Bozeman Bike Kitchen Newsletter
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Bozeman Bike-in Movies
This week marks the inaugrual session of Bike-In Movies at the Bozeman Bike Kitchen. Bike on down to the Kitchen on Sunday, July 12th for a dusk showing of the 1985 classic, Back to the Future. The Bike Kitchen will be open for regular work starting at 6:30 with the movie to follow at dusk. There will be a few other Bike-In Movie events this summer as well so stay tuned.
I recently made the Bozeman Bike Kitchen's bi-monthly bank deposit. After adding and re-adding all the checks and cash I pushed the pile through the teller's window. What a relief! Contrasted with my anxiety about paying rent just 6 months ago, I am excited and energized by our community's response to the BBK. We have a small but steady stream of income from worknights where all people are able to get low-cost bike maintenance help and education. We also have a large supply of used bikes that will be sold at low cost or given away to low-income individuals once they are refurbished by our volunteers. The sale of these bikes helps to pay rent and buy supplies. Thank you to all of the folks who have donated in the last month, from dropping a few dollars in the jar to donating $100 on our website via Paypal, we are grateful for every cent!
We have also learned a bit of history about our location. The large garage with indoor plumbing in a residential area intrigued us. After the Bozeman Daily Chronicle published an article about the Bike Kitchen, a woman from Australia emailed us. Her father, Frank McHenry built the garage where the Kitchen is housed in the 1950's and used it for his logging truck. She said that he was always fixing things for his neighbors, including bikes. She and her sister were so pleased to learn that their dad's old garage has a new life that they made a very generous donation to us. It will be used for new stands, and to replace and repair damaged tools. A big thank you to the McHenry family too.
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.
This message is a resource of the Bozeman Bike Kitchen. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit located in Bozeman, Montana and on the Web at http://bozemanbikekitchen.org