Fall events at Village Bicycle Cooperative

Last year, Village Bicycle Cooperative donated more than two dozen bicycles to the Salvation Army as part of the Fix-It-Forward program. Photo by Donna Wilson

Are you ready for some fun fall activities at Village Bicycle Cooperative (VBC)? Well, there are some great events planned and we look forward to seeing you at them.

Fix-It-Forward Program

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6-9 p.m., learn about our volunteer Fix-It-Forward program at the Village Bicycle Cooperative, 303 Cahoon Road in the Community House. This program takes donated bikes and refurbishes them to be distributed to Salvation Army, Westside Catholic Center, Westlake Police Department and Lakewood Community Center. These organizations distribute the bikes to people in need to help them get to their jobs, school and also provide a good form of exercise. This year’s goal is to distribute more than 100 bikes.  

Come visit our open house and learn how you can be part of this worthwhile project. There will be people available to answer your questions. Also this is a great time to donate bikes or bike parts. Donations are tax deductible. We look forward to seeing you and hope you will become part of our team!

Kidical Mass Ride

On Saturday,Oct. 1, join us for our first free "Kidical Mass" ride. The slow-paced, family-friendly ride will start at 10 a.m. at the Village Bicycle Cooperative and end at the Library in plenty of time to enjoy the Bay Cares Fall Fest.

Join us at 9:30 a.m. for a helmet fitting and brief safety lesson featuring the ABC Quick Check. We will be installing free bike lights to anyone who needs them. The ride route will include sidewalks and low-traffic streets to help teach the rules of the road.

At the end of the ride, popsicles will be provided outside the library. Inside, families can enjoy crafts, live music, cookies and an opportunity to learn about Bay's civic organizations.

Let’s welcome fall with fun activities, meeting people and healthy exercise. If you need more information, please check out our website, www.villagebicycle.org.

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Volume 8, Issue 18, Posted 9:50 AM, 09.20.2016