NBP Activities Update – September 16, 2013

By Sindhu Siva

I hope you’re all taking full advantage of this beautiful biking weather! Those of us that tabled this past weekend at Newark Community Day had the pleasure of meeting many new people and seeing many familiar faces. Thank you all for your kind words and support 🙂 We were also recently featured in the UD Review, read more here!

As we grow into our new (and giant) location, we are asking for donations of bikes and volunteer time. Mechanically-inclined or otherwise, if you are interested in volunteering, please let us know! We have plenty of jobs to fill, many of them requiring no mechanic skills at all! If you have any old bikes sitting around, please bring them by and we will give them a second life; if you don’t, please spread the word! 🙂

bike-fun-karl-addisonWe’ve planned a lot of fun activities for these coming weeks! As always, if you have questions about any events on here, please e-mail info@newarkbikeproject.org for more details.

Tuesdays, 9/17 and 9/24: Open Shop from 6-9! Come early with your bikes and your smiles! Donate your old bike, buy one of our used bikes or let us help you fix your bike up!If you can volunteer, please sign up here.

Saturday, 9/21: Volunteer Orientation from 12-12:30, Shop Maintenance from 12-4. If you are new to the Bike Project and interested in becoming a volunteer, this is the perfect opportunity to meet our other dedicated volunteers, get a full shop tour, and get plugged into a project! We welcome used bike purchases and donations during our shop maintenance hours.

Monday, 9/23: Mechanics Class – Drivetrains, from 6:30-8:30. Note: The September series of mechanics classes is full with a waitlist, but fret not! The series will be repeated again in October, on a different day (not Mondays). Stay tuned for more details! Contact Rory Murray at training@newarkbikeproject.org for more information and to get signed up!

Wednesday, 9/25: Community Meeting from 6:30-7:30. Come meet other Newark bike-enthusiasts and find out what’s happening at the shop – a great chance to give us constructive feedback and suggestions on how to improve the shop!

W+GLBT Night2Thursday, 9/26: the much anticipated return of…WOMEN AND LGBTQ NIGHT!!! From 7-9, light snacks will be provided 🙂

Saturday, 9/28: Community Dinner, co-sponsored by Down to Earth Food Co-op! From 7-9,  come enjoy locally grown, freshly cooked food in great company! Preregistration will be required (I will send out a link soon), payment is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested donation of $5.

Also soon to come –> the fall edition of the Chainbreakers Collaborative, the NBP youth group for kids ages 7-11! Read about what our group did over this past summer 🙂

Hope to see many of you these coming weeks!