Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hello!


We got a new schedule for Fall! 


Build Nights will now be on every other Tuesday at 6pm at the same place. Next one will be Tuesday, September 9, and then September 23rd and so on.
Meetings will be on the other Tuesday, so next meeting is September 16, then September 30th and so on.
Contact us for more information on location or any questions at bikesdelpueblosd@gmail.com.

Also there is only 7 days left to donate for our online campaign to raise money for a space. Don't forget to make a donation if you can and to spread the word with your friends!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bikes-del-pueblo/x/8096365



Thursday, July 24, 2014

August 2nd - Bikes Del Pueblo Alleycat and Raffle!


Bikes Del Pueblo is throwing an Alleycat and raffle to help raise funds to open a permanent space and we want you to come be a part of all the excitement!

The Alleycat starts at 5pm in front of the Centro Cultural in Balboa Park (2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101), and will be a timed race that will last anywhere 2-3 hours. There will only be three checkpoints but the manifest (checklist) will include numerous other stops/clues as to how to get points. Riders who score the highest win the goods. Prizes for the top 3 contestants, top woman rider, as well as random prizes for mystery stops.

The grand prizes include a frame donated by Leader Bikes, a bag from Chrome Industries, sweet bike accessories from Portland Design Works (PDW) as well as many others that will be announced in the coming days.

$5 registration fee gets you into the race as well as the after party being held at Park blvd gallery (4325 Park Blvd).

Not feeling the race? No need to race to join us at Park Blvd Gallery at 6:30 to enjoy some drinks, music, Hummingbird Huddle sandwiches, etc.

We'll also be having a raffle!!!! Prizes donated by North Park Bikes, Remington Tattoo, WOW WOW Waffle SD, The Chain, Portland Design Works, and many more TBA.

Bikes Del Pueblo is working towards opening a physical space to provide more bike maintenance and education to the San Diego community. We are hosting a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Please visit our page to learn more about our organization. If you are unable to donate, please support BdP by sharing the page with your family and friends: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bikes-del-pueblo

More event info here

July 28th - Hummingbird Huddle partners with Bikes del Pueblo to raise funds!


Hummingbird Huddle is partnering with us for a very special edition of Films for Flight in support of our indiegogo fundraiser campaign.

Come out and join us for a social justice movie night at WOW WOW Waffle SD (thanks a lot to Joe for being our gracious host). 

This will be an OUTDOOR film screening and seating is limited so bring chairs and blankets if you can! This month's movie is With My Own Two Wheels. Members of Bikes del Pueblo will be facilitating a discussion after the movie.

More event info here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fundraiser Campaign Launched!



Help us reach our goal of $10,000 in 60 days in order to obtain a permanent space for the bike kitchen. Please visit the campaign page igg.me/at/bdpsd to contribute to our cause!



By getting a space we will be able to have more accessible bike repairs, longer hours, and more educational workshops open to the public. This will allow us to get many more bikes fixed and on the road! This will also provide our volunteers ample space to evolve the organization with many possible opportunities.

Currently, we operate each Saturday at a local farmer's market. Although we love the market we find that it is difficult to grow and provide for the needs of our community with the current one day a week model.

We would like to raise $10,000. This will give BdP the freedom to have 6 months rent as well as created a reserve, giving us time to stabilize a regular income to continue to sustain our space.

This campaign will grant BdP the ability to provide donations based services. BdP believes in providing services to any and all in need. Our services should and will continue to be available everyone no matter their socio-economic status. We achieve this by operating with sliding scale pricing for parts, and free access to tools.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bikestravaganza Fundraiser Kick-off at Donut Panic!




Bikes del Pueblo is kicking off their summer fundraiser and they need your help. As you know, BdP's works to empower local communities through bicycle education for mechanical and transportation self-sufficiency. We feel that by acquiring a space, BdP can host regular hours and volunteers ready to assist the community with any and all bike needs. By obtaining a central space, BdP would be able to better serve the SD community and further meet their mission.

BdP is hosting an entire month chock full of bike-centric, radical good times to be had by all. The kick off event will be with hosted by their friends at Donut Panic! Here they will be presenting their official fundraising plan to land an official space for BdP to call home.

At Donut Panic!, you will be able to do any (or ALL) of the following:

- Sign up & pay for a brand new Bikes Del Pueblo T-shirt designed by our very own, Kimberly Baldridge.
- Enter into a raffle to win a BdP custom bicycle
- View the BdP short film by the great, Evan Apodaca
- Hear the official budget and plan to land an awesome, community friendly space for BdP
- Try some amazing homemade vegan tamales
- Get simple bike repairs
- Purchase custom upcycled bike goods
- live music
- Much, much more

We will also be planning a group ride to the event starting around 6:15. Meeting location details to come.

Feel free to invite all of your friends. BdP is an asset to our community and we want to help them reach more individuals by spreading the love of bikes and sustainability with a new space.


When:
Friday, July 11th at 7pm
Where:
Donut Panic
6171 Mission Gorge Rd Suite 113, San Diego, California 92120

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Public Bike Work Stand to be Installed in City Heights

Bikes Del Pueblo members in a collaborative effort with Jacquelynne Le and Vincent Rivera; City Heights residents, entered the Great Neighborhood Challenge through the San Diego Foundation and secured a $5,000 grant to promote bicycling in City Heights.

The funds are going towards the purchase of a public bike work stand (outfitted with tools and an air pump) and the plan is to get permission to install it in front of the Weingart Library. Since Bikes Del Pueblo sets up shop every Saturday at the City Heights Farmer's Market (located directly across the street from the Weingart Library), everyone thought it would make the most sense.

We are currently talking to community leaders and members of the City Heights Recreation Center to secure the location and other legalities.


The expansive area is called the Urban Village, and its location is both significant and strategic, as it is the first of its kind in City Heights. Since this location offers a multitude of recreational and educational services to community members, we thought a public work stand will be greatly utilized by everyone who passes through regularly.

A portion of the fund will also go towards Bikes Del Pueblo, to help purchase parts/tools/supplies, so that members can sustain their operation of providing sliding scale payment in exchange for services and small parts.

The project timeline is one year, but we expect the stand to be installed by the end of this year at the latest. Some other side work to coincide with this project would be to educate both kids and adults about bicycle safety. In our efforts to stretch our budget, we are working on connecting with local bike merchants, manufacturers, and philanthropic organizations to aid us in collecting bicycle safety items to be able to offer a bundle package at a deep discount or give away, these items include: helmets, lights, and locks.

Bikes Del Pueblo members are also looking for translators that share a passion of circulating bicycle education to the community-at-large. At the weekly market, there are patrons from all over the globe, and we want to improve our communication. If you or a friend are interested in helping translate flyers/documents, the following language skills are needed:

-Vietnamese

-Somali

-Karenni

Needless to say, one simple project has turned into a desire to make bicycling in City Heights safer and smoother for all residents. Thanks for supporting Bikes Del Pueblos work!



Here is a link to the brochure for the Fixit stand: http://www.dero.com/brochures/fixit.pdf

Dero Fixit Repair Stand and Air kit 3 (the preferred option, built for durability)


Monday, June 16, 2014

Volunteer Training Nights

What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't gotten around to doing? Being a BdP volunteer!


BdP is currently looking to ​recruit new volunteers to help us share bike mechanics, accessibility and sustainability.

Our June and July build nights are geared toward getting new helpers equipped with a foundation of knowledge to help at our weekly bike kitchen. We will introduce you to the basic repairs we see on a regular basis when diagnosing and fixing bike​s​.Please message us​ for directions to our next build night.​

No experience ​is necessary; all you need is a commitment to the wrenches and the BdP mission statement. Everybody is encouraged to join. Here is ​our schedule for June/July​:

June 18
July 2
July 16
July 30

We encourage anybody who’s interested in BdP’s work to come out to our meetings. These meetings will take place every other Wednesday (non-training nights) at the City Heights Library at 6 pm. We can also use a lot of help coordinating and organizing​ in entirely non-mechanical way. Any way you can help, we would love to have you!