Monday, September 7, 2015

Build nights changing to Mondays!


We´ve changed our schedule for build nights, and moved them from every other Tuesday to every other Monday.
So the next one will be... tonight, 6pm!
And then the 21st of September and so on every other Monday.

Email us if you want more information!
See you around!

Bikes del Pueblo

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Build Night was Bumpin'!

Build Night at the Coven was pretty fun tonight, albeit, a bit crowded. 

Nevertheless, everyone was warm and friendly, and they all found space to work on their projects.  

I had the pleasure of speaking with some folks, and took delight in hearing a couple of their stories. Namely, how they heard about Bikes del Pueblo, and what brought them to Build Night.

I met a visiting PhD student from University of Michigan, he was actually a few hours away from boarding a plane back to Ann Arbor.

Thanks for spending your last hours in San Diego with us!

I also spoke with an incoming 8th grader at the local Clark Middle School who was interested in building a road bike.  He said it was difficult for him to bike up hills with his fixed gear.

Can't wait to see him conquer all of those hills pretty soon on his new roadbike!  

BdP members were cool, calm, and collected, as a steady stream of people trickled down to the basement.  

In between all of this activity, we managed to find time to discuss the next steps of our year long project with the San Diego Foundation - Great Neighborhood Challenge.  

See this post back in June 2014 that explains more about this project!

Bikes del Pueblo will be using the rest of the funds to better our services - details will be listed in a later post.

Bikes del Pueblo is growing, that is for sure.  

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Maintaining homeostasis -- in our urban oasis.

(photo above: BdP discarded wheels are upcycled into a public art piece on the #30ecb block)

About a year ago, BdP's basement went through a proper spring cleaning.  We had an overflow of items, almost all of which have been donated to our bike kitchen from the community.

HUGE thanks to everyone out there!  

After we sorted things, we were left with a lot of items that were not suitable as bike parts, so with some artistic interpretation, these wheels were turned into an art piece.  

Brennan Hubbell is an artist, with a passion for both community & conservation.  He created this crescent-shaped trellis with the help of volunteers.    

This took place at the Take Back the Alley 3.0 event, it was the 3rd edition of this annual place-making series.

This year, the 4.0 edition featured new communities that have adopted "Take Back the Alley" as a way to understand and beautify the public spaces that are often neglected and overlooked.

Through sharing collective skills, experiences and wisdom, community members are activating their spaces for the betterment of the whole environment.

"One person's trash is another person's treasure".

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Community News - Vision Zero White Paper Release Reception - July 07, 2015

We would like to share an upcoming event that you may be interested in.. 

See below for more info!  

Join Circulate San Diego for a reception for the recently released report, Vision Zero: Zero Traffic Deaths in San Diego by 2025. The report is available here.

July 07, 2015 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Lafayette Hotel
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
United States

Vision Zero Corridors

Hope some of you out there reading this, will RSVP and attend this event on July 7th.  If you do, please share with us your thoughts.

I am excited to see that the Vision Zero Corridors address 3 major streets that run through City Heights.  

All the best,
-a BDP collaborative member

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday meeting at Morley Field

The weather is so nice that BdP members have decided to hold our meeting at Morley Field.

We are wrapping up our discussion just in time to enjoy Tuesday night racing at the SD Velodrome.

Bring your own burrito.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

May 31st Visitor Spotlight

I snapped this candid photo on an especially happy Saturday.  It was the Fruit & Veggie Fest!  More on FVF in the subsequent post. 

Can anyone guess who our special visitor is?  

If you go to the City Heights Farmer's Market , then perhaps you would know.  

In any case, Dylan, one of our most dedicated BDP members, is shown in the photo above, pumping air into someone's stroller.  
Now the beautiful baby that sits in that stroller can glide on down the street. 

Thanks Dylan! 

Transportation Justice Event - a retrospective

More to come on this event.

For now; all I have to say is that, this was a great event -- hosted by student organizations from UCSD.

All the cupcakes were gone.  Extra credit was given.  And we gave away schwagg!