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The Great Bicycle Harvest has begun!
Make a tax-deducible donation of bikes, bike parts, or accessories to Old Spokes Home & Bike Recycle Vermont to support their work creating access to bikes and the opportunities they provide for Vermonters of all socio-economic backgrounds.
The goal of The Great Bicycle Harvest is to collect 100 donated bicycles in 1 month! The Great Bicycle Harvest runs from October 14th through November 14th.
Donations can be made at Old Spokes Home, located at 322 N Winooski Ave. in Burlington.
We're offering bicycle pick-up service for large and valuable donations and working with individuals and businesses across the state to organize bike drives near you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The goal of this workshop is to demystify the bicycle. Participants will learn basic bike anatomy and vocabulary, how to care for your bike, how to diagnose common issues, and how to fix a flat tire. We’ll recommend tools for maintenance and on-the-road fixes and attendees will go home with a free bottle of lube, a patch kit, and a pair or tire levers.
The workshop is two hours long. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes that can get a little dirty. Participants are invited to bring their bike but there are bikes available to work on if transporting your own bike is difficult.
Each participant will leave with $10 worth of Spoke Bucks to spend on tools at Old Spokes Home. If 10 or more people show up, one lucky attendee will go home with a $50 Old Spokes Home gift card. This workshop and the materials provided are made possible with support from our friends at Local Motion.
The corridors and machines connecting us through time and space
Brennan Gauthier and Kyle Obenauer (VTrans State Archaeologist and Historic Preservation Specialist) take us on a tour of Burlington's transportation heritage via railroad, streetcar, and even horse-powered paddleboat. Luis Vivanco (Professor of Anthropology, UVM) explains Burlington's long love of bicycling, and turns our attention to modern transportation planning.
This event is the final program in Burlington Geographic's 6-part fall series connecting Burlington residents with the natural and cultural history of our shared city. For more information, see uvm.edu/burlgeo
Local Motion invites you to join the Friends at this joyous, informative celebration of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail! Please mark your calendars and rsvp early as space will be limited.
Are you ready for the Mayor to deliver on his promise of a city-wide bike network? Be part of the rally for a bikeable Burlington at City Hall on November 12, and join the call for bike lanes on streets where people bike everyday. RSVP below today, and spread the word!
Here is an animation based on images from PlanBTV Walk Bike of how a city-wide network of lanes and paths for safe biking will transform Burlington. What will make this change a reality? YOU.
Want to commute year round on your bike, but have some questions? We will go over the ins and outs of staying safe, warm and comfortable year-round. We will have an informal discussion about proper winter riding attire, techniques, different ways to configure a winter bike, and other helpful tips for commuting though the cold season.
Workshop attendees will get an exclusive discount on studded tires! We have a stock of carbide studded tires in; 26”, 29",700c and "Fat" varieties available for purchase at the workshop and installation is free with purchase. There will also be FREE PIZZA and each attendee will get $10 worth of Spoke Bucks to spend on tools at Old Spokes Home. This workshop is possible thanks to support from our friends at Local Motion.
This is the class to take if you want to get rid of that annoying rubbing sound. We'll overview various braking systems while explaining the basic principals that govern them all. Attendees will learn how to adjust and maintain their specific brakes, so bring your bike!
Each attendee will get $10 worth of Spoke Bucks to spend on tools at Old Spokes Home. If 10 or more people show up, one lucky attendee will go home with a $50 Old Spokes Home gift card. This workshop and the materials provided are made possible with support from our friends at Local Motion.
The next presentation for the Great Streets Initiative will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM in Contois Auditorium at City Hall.
The Great Streets Initiative is a culmination of many years of planning and project development with the citizens of Burlington, including the 2015 public vote to use the City’s downtown TIF district to make new investments in downtown public infrastructure. The initiative will create standards for the design of downtown streets, develop a Main Street concept plan, reconstruct Main Street (between Church and Pine), and redesign City Hall Park.
The November presentation will highlight the Main Street corridor and City Hall Park. The Main Street concept plans will be focused on improvements to the public right-of-way, including sidewalks, street trees, stormwater, lighting, and bike facilities. The design work for City Hall Park will advance concept plans that emerged from the 2012 Imagine City Hall Park process.
For more information, please contact Diane Meyerhoff at 865-1794 or check the project website at www.greatstreetsbtv.com.
Bicycle Mechanics 101 is a thorough introduction to bicycle mechanics. Students will receive instruction on the systems and parts of the bicycle and will practice common repairs on our designated class bikes. This class is made up of seven consecutive 2-hour classes on Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm. Classes begin Thursday, November 17th.
Each 2-hour class will focus on a different topic:
● Bicycle anatomy & maintenance
● Hubs and Headsets
● Bottom Brackets
● Cables and Housing
Classes are held at our social service and educational bike shop Bike Recycle Vermont (bikerecyclevermont.org). Classes are taught by professional mechanics from Old Spokes Home (oldspokeshome.com), our full-service retail shop.
While students work on designated class bikes that we provide, they are encouraged to bring their personal bikes and ask specific questions about how to apply their skills and knowledge to their own bikes. Tuition fees support Old Spokes Home & Bike Recycle Vermont's mission to create access to bikes are the opportunities they provide for our whole community.
Students are encouraged to practice and apply their skills by volunteering with us! Volunteers help us repair and refurbish bikes for our Get A Bike program which makes bikes affordable and accessible to low-income Vermonters in need of transportation. Visit our volunteer page to learn more about current opportunities (http://bikerecyclevermont.org/volunteer).