Monday, October 17, 2011

Kid's Holiday Bike Program in FULL Swing! Check us out.

It's that time of year again! Bicycle Longmont has launched our Kid's Holiday Bike Program in conjunction with the Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA.

Bicycle Longmont is accepting gently used kid's bikes 20" bikes and smaller. You can drop your gently used bike off at any Fire Station in Longmont.

Longmont’s Craft Brewers are supporting the Kid’s Holiday Bike Program, too!

New this year, Bicycle Longmont has partnered with Oskar Blues & Lefthand Brewing. You can trade your kids' gently used bike for a free pint of beer at the Tasty Weasel, Homemade Liquids and Solids, or the Lefthand Tasting Room.

How can I help?

People often comment that they would like to help but they don't know anything about bike repair. Surprise! You don't need to know anything about bike repair to help.

The greatest need we have is getting all the bikes cleaned and polished. We have an air compressor that can be used to inflate tires. If you can only help with those small tasks, that will be huge!!!

Our bike repair has begun in the warehouse at Sun Construction, 1232 Boston Ave., across from Left Hand Brewery.

During the past 5 days we completely cleaned and repaired about 25 bikes. Ther

e are currently 40 bikes inside the warehouse waiting for some bike love. Never fear, though, we have an entire trailer full, waiting, too.

Charlie Daniels of the Chain Whip?

For those who can handle bike repair, we need your help again this year. Please bring your own tools and a repair stand, if possible. There are 3 repair stands at Sun but we could use several more. If you can leave one there with your name on it, we can make good use out of it during the week and we'll make sure it is returned to you.

Don’t wanna cart your tools around, and you don’t wanna lose ‘em either? We’ve got you covered!

New this year - we have a secure place to store any tools you would like to leave there so that you don't have to lug them back and forth each time you come. Check with Tom, Pati or myself for details.

The warehouse is generally open on weekends at about 10:00am both Saturday and Sunday. It will close mid-afternoon both days.

Monday thru Friday, it is open from dark:30 until about 4:00pm.

Just show up when it's convenient and stay as long as you like. There is plenty to be done. It is easy to see which bikes need cleaning and some work. Inside Santa's Bike Workshop you'll find cleaner, polish, rags, tubes, repair parts and lots of bikes needing some TLC. It is all organized better this year and all parts are separated by type.

To get into the warehouse, enter thru the chain link fence that is just east of Sun's office. Go into the building that is just northeast of the offices. Look for the "Santa's Bike Workshop" sign.

Please contact us with any questions.

Bicycle Longmont
Education, Encouragement, Advocacy

Monday, October 03, 2011

Movie Night October 12th, 2011 - 7pm

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Hops & Heifers cruiser ride a bucking success. We rode nearly 18 miles from Longmont to Hops & Heifers, ending at Homemade Liquid & Solids.

It was a great way for folks to see beautiful Boulder County and to experience farm-to-can-to-farm-to-table at its finest.

In other news Bicycle Longmont keeps the Autumn rockin' with our fall movie night at the Dickens Opera House. We're going to show Breaking Away! If you've never seen this favorite, come and see what you've been missing. This is a cult favorite among Cyclists. If you have seen it, bring a newbie.

We're excited to be working with the Dickens again. We had a lot of fun a few weeks ago when Runnin' with Scissors joined us for the next to last Bike Night. The Opera House is a great venue for live events and MOVIES.

Come hang out with us for a while and don't forget to wear your favorite jersey. Kudos for an Italian cycling jersey, higher kudos if you're a Cutter and can prove it!

See you on October 12th, 2011 - 7pm at the Dickens Opera House - 3rd & Main Street in beautiful Downtown Longmont.