Spring Bike Clinic!

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Spring Bike Clinic!

R Community Bikes (RBC) and the Arnett Block Association held a neighborhood Bike Clinic in our parking lot at 350 Arnett Blvd today, May 4th, from 1-4 pm. RBC’s expert volunteer crew of bike mechanics, including some new neighborhood helpers, was on site with parts and tools to repair all the broken bikes that showed up. We had a great turnout of over 40 kids, many with their parents, and not only repaired flat tires, broken chains, and other damage to the bikes that they brought but gave away 16 reconditioned bikes in a free raffle to kids without bikes of their own who came in eager anticipation. Certificates to get a bike at the RCB warehouse were also available for winners who didn’t match the sizes of free bikes available and some sad losers.
R Community Bikes a non-profit organization that recycles bikes in Rochester. RCB gives away over 1000 bikes to the Rochester community every year. Thanks to a grant, they have a trailer for bringing bikes, tools, and parts to off-site events. Their shop/warehouse is at 226 Hudson Avenue, and volunteers are welcome!

Our next community event will be on Saturday, August 4th, from noon until 4 pm when we’re hoping that RCB will be able join us again for our annual Block Party. Be sure to come and bring your neighbors and friends!

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