Friday, October 9, 2009

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Newsletter - Oct. 9th, 2009

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Newsletter - Oct. 9th, 2009

Bozeman Bike KitchenProject Homeless Connect - by Taylor Lonsdale

The second annual Project Homeless Connect occurred on Saturday, September 19th. The purpose of Project Homeless Connect is to provide information about services to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and also to provide direct on-site services. Project Homeless Connect brings volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels together to serve people in our community experiencing homelessness. The goal is to come to the aid of those in need by offering a variety of services in this one day, one stop event.

The Bozeman Bike Kitchen participated again this year. Staff of the Kitchen serviced seven bikes and prepared two donated bikes that were given away via raffle at the end of the event. It was an enjoyable day of working with folks who rely on their bike as their primary transportation. A good deal was learned that will shape ways in which the Bozeman Bike Kitchen can help our community by providing fun and sustainable transportation to those who need it.

Bozeman Bike KitchenLeague of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101 - by Sam Haraldson

On a beautiful fall day in October seven Bozeman cyclists gathered with two League of American Bicyclists certified instructors at Allied Engineering for a day long, Traffic Skills 101 course. The group spent about three hours cycling and five in the classroom learning about everything from Montana traffic laws to basic bicycle maintenance.

The course is a stepping stone for furthering cyclist education and advocacy throughout thecity, state, region, and world. In 2010 the League hopes to train more instructors in Montana so that cyclist safety and legitimacy can continue to grow.

Donating to the Bike Kitchen

If you'd like to make a donation to our non-profit cause drop a few (or a lot) of dollars into the jar the next time you're at the Bike Kitchen. You can also make an electronic donation to the Bike Kitchen using Paypal on our Web site.

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.

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