Dashing into 2014

Happy 2014 from Village Bicycle Cooperative. We are really looking forward to this new year with many activities planned. More information about them will be coming in the future.

VBC would like to thank the volunteers who have helped with the success of the co-op. We were able to repurpose more than 130 bikes with 65 being sold and 64 donated, of which 31 went to the Salvation Army during the holiday season. In line with our commitment to sustainability, 40 bikes were diverted from the waste stream. They were scrapped and used for parts and frames. Much of the scrapped chain was used at our Bike Art Class in December. Also more than 100 tires were taken to the hazardous waste drop-off and will be recycled into playground mulch. Not to toot our own horn but we are quite happy with the results. Thanks to everyone who donated bikes, volunteered or participated in our events.  

VBC opened for business this year on Jan. 4. Our regular winter hours will be Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. but please check the calendar at www.villagebicycle.org. Also anyone interested in volunteering may come on any Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m.

Volunteers old and new are invited to participate. We hope to increase our previous bike sales and donations. We need your help to continue to offer unique experiences and enrich the lives of Northeast Ohio residents. Come, see, learn and meet new people.  

Happy pedaling in 2014 – may the sun be at your back and a gentle breeze guide you into the new year.

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Volume 6, Issue 1, Posted 10:06 AM, 01.07.2014