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They Wrenched and They Rode…

We just finished three weeks of Wrench and Ride Bicycle Summer Camp. We had 35 kids, in grades 4 – 12, ride all over town and fix on bicycles in our workshop! We hope we’ve given them a taste of how to use their bicycles for transportation freedom. Many showed an aptitude for working on bicycles. So we hope we’ll see them, and their families, back in the Shop soon!

Last week, we had High Schoolers. On our Thursday ride, one camper’s bike got a large puncture in the tire. Instead of trying to patch it on the road in the heat, we took full advantage of our cargo bikes. We loaded up the camper’s bike on one cargo bike. And put the camper on the back of the other. I loved it as an opportunity to show off how useful cargo bikes can be!!

Our group of 8 high schoolers, plus 5 adults and 2 small helpers, made a lot of one way bike trips. Several of our Campers chose to ride to and from camp, and a few rode other places like to the pool and to dinner.Our daily camp rides took us a total of about 35 miles! Every day, when we got back from our rides, we looked at the map. At the beginning of the week, they had some trouble finding the route we rode. But by the end of the week, they seemed like skilled map readers.

On Friday, we took my favorite ride of the week and headed to Overton Park. The High Schoolers, like the two previous groups, thought that the Zoo should let people know that they have bicycle parking at their front door! We also looked for bicycle parking at Rainbow Lake playground, the Levitt Shell and the Brooks museum. They all have it. Way to go Overton Park partners!!

I am so grateful to the folks, who made this camp possible. A big, big thank you goes out to:

Jon Pegg, Katrina Perdue, Teddy Crum and the kids, Allison Schweizer, Audry Rollen, MaryPat Harris, Maya Benson and Sherri Walker. Thanks for riding, getting sweaty and helping me wrangle all of those kids!!! Thanks, Sam Griffin for the passport book and map! Thanks to Carter Beard for those delicious snacks, even when you couldn’t use nuts and honey! And thanks to Xavier Vinas for our camp publications and delightful T-shirts!

Demolition Night: TOMORROW!

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Demolition Night is a great time for members, new and old, to get your hands on some bicycles. We have some bicycles with parts that we want for our Parts Warehouse. Will you come help us pull them off the bicycles? Join us 6:30 – 9:00, on Monday night. We’ll have volunteers to guide your work. You must be a member to use our tools, but you can join when you arrive!

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Rock ‘n Dough Pizza was a great place to ride. It was much hotter than last time but we
still had a group of 35!! JJ, the Area Manager, brought out a complimentary pizza for the group, with pepperoni spokes!

Make plans to join us next time. It really is cooler, when we ride home! All rides meet at 6:30, in front of our Revolutions Bike Gate entrance.

July 6: Huey’s Downtown
July 22: Maciel’s Tacos y Tortas

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Sylvia (that’s me) is headed to Chicago for a little down time, after all that Summer Camp.
I plan to ride bicycles, enjoy cooler temperatures and check out some other great community bicycle programs. Watch here and on our Facebook and Instagram for photos of my trip!

 

What’s Happening This Week
June 26 — July 3

Sunday:
2:00-6:00 p.m.   Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open–and bike rentals!

Monday:
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
Demolition Night!, plus Retail Shop is open

Thursday:
2:00-9:00 p.m.    
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals
6:30-9:00 p.m.    
 Members’ Open Shop, plus Retail Shop is open

Saturday
8:30 am-3:30 pm
Retail Shop open for Retail, Service and Rentals

Sunday:                   SHOP CLOSED for 4th of July. Can you ride with sparklers?!

 

Coming Up, Soon!

Bike to Dinner Rides:

July 6: Huey’s Downtown
July 22: Maciel’s Tacos y Tortas

Classes

July 18: Fix a Flat

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