Sunday, April 8, 2018

Earn a Bike 2018!!

Hello!

A few weeks ago we finished a new session of our Earn a Bike program and we had a lot of fun!
We had 11 participants, all from the City Heights Prep Charter School, 10 students and their outreach coordinator. The goal of the program is for participants to learn about bike mechanic and then pick a bike from the ones donated to us and fix it/build it. We end with a bike safety class and give helmets, lights and locks to all participants and go for a ride around City Heights.

We met for 5 sessions of 3 to 4 hours and the program was as follow:
- Day 1: Class with hands on: anatomy of a bike, using tools, wheels/tires/tubes, fixing a flat tire.
- Day 2: Class with hands on: brake systems, drive train, gears, choosing a bike
- Day 3: Build your bike!
- Day 4: Build your bike!
- Day 5: Bike safety class

We'd like to thank all the participants for their dedication, even under the rain on day 3 and Shannon Fleener (City Heights Prep Charter outreach coordinator) for contacting us and facilitating the program.
Also a big thank you to all Bikes del Pueblo's volunteers who helped during the program and to the San Diego Bike County Bike Coalition for giving us helmets and lights and supporting the bike safety class!

Here are some photos!











Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Volenteer Orientation Feb 26th



Bikes Del Pueblo is looking for volunteers! Come to our volunteer orientation to learn about how we operate and how you can help. We take volunteers of all skill levels. Mechanical bicycle knowledge is NOT necessary! Volunteers do more than just fix bikes. Volunteers help with building out our new space, community outreach, grant applications, translation and more! We are particularly looking for volunteers in these languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Swahili, and Arabic. Come be a part of something spectacular!

Perks of being a volunteer include: First pick on bike parts, volunteer-only shop time, increase your bicycle know-how, giving back to your community and continuing a grassroots effort that has been serving City Heights for 10 years.

This event is in conjunction with a Basic Bike Mechanics Class, being offered March 12th from 2 PM to 4 PM. More details and event page will be posted soon.

Bikes Del Pueblo is a cooperatively run, non-hierarchical, donation based bike kitchen located in City Heights. We use consensus-based decision making and base decision making privileges on involvement and commitment.

Questions? E-mail us at bikesdelpueblosd (at) gmail dot com or message us on FB www.facebook.com/bikesdelpueblo

FB event page: (please RSVP as going, guest list is private)
https://www.facebook.com/events/400490976964759/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1486498254026269

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Schedule Change & Teach- In Event


Bikes del Pueblo will be changing our schedule on Saturdays. Our new schedule for OPEN CLINICS are as follows:
Wednesday & Friday 1 PM to 5 PM @the PopUp Lot (El Cajon Blvd & Central Ave)
Saturday 9 AM to 12:30 PM @ The City Heights Farmers Market (Fairmount & Wightman)
To kick off our new Earn-a-Bike Program, our Saturday afternoon clinic (1 to 4PM @ the Popup Lot) is now a CLOSED clinic, designated only for Earn-a-Bike participants.

ALSO...

Bikes del Pueblo will be hosting a basic bike maintenance workshop at the Teach-in happening at Centro Cultural de la Raza January 22nd from 9 AM to 5 PM. Please don't miss this very special event! All day there will be a wide range of teach-ins covering topics relevant to building resistance and in response to the current political and social climate.
Registration is required!! Please refer to the event page for more details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1616495978655402/