Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Newsletter - June 3rd, 2010

Bozeman Bike Kitchen Newsletter - June 3rd, 2010

Good Economic News

Bozeman Bike KitchenThe Bozeman Bike Kitchen is doing well in these tough economic times thanks to a number of factors. We are a small organization run entirely by volunteers, we operate with very low overhead, and we reuse and recycle again and again. Most importantly however we have a generous community supporting us.

This year we had wonderful help from Refuge, the sustainable building center. We have ongoing support in ways large and small from Summit Bike & Ski and Bangtail Bikes. We also received two grants. The first of our grants was from New Belgium Brewing Company, an employee-owned company that grants funds to various organizations that help individuals "joyously embrace a sustainable lifestyle". The second grant we received was from the Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club and will help us make a significant purchase of new and specialized tools necessary for us to function as a full-fledged bicycle repair facility. These were our first successful grant applications; we are humbled and inspired by the support. So please support your local bicycle club, thank a GVBC board member if you know one, and if you're lucky enough to be of age, enjoy a tasty bottle of Fat Tire!

Bike Kitchen Wishlist

Would you like to help out the Bike Kitchen by making a non-cash donation? Below is a short list of tools we have immediate need for. Please e-mail our head mechanic Casey to make arrangements to make these donations.

Volunteer Positions Available

Bozeman Bike KitchenWe are currently soliciting volunteers willing to help with our schedule of summer events as well as qualified bicycle mechanics to work Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Time commitments can be as little as two hours. If this sounds reasonable to you please email and ask to have your message forwarded to Hannah and Jon, our volunteer coordinators.

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

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