Are you ready for the annual TBR Party??
Big Event: Saturday, May 19th
Come visit us Saturday afternoon and continue in the evening at the Sanctuary for Independent Media for more celebration and partying!
We need your help to support our local bicycle revolution!! Want more info on TBR – see below!
Here's the plan for Saturday. Hope you can make it!!
1-3 PM Kids' Bike Rodeo and Collard City Growers Planting Party
3-5 PM TBR Open House - stop by 3280 6th Ave. to check out our
5:00 PM Sanctuary Doors & Bar Open - We've got a beer and wine bar
stocked with local brew from Brown's.
6:00 PM Burrito Dinner - The TBR food ninjas are at it again with a
mouthwatering meal for the masses.
7:00 PM Cake Auction - Dessert items provided by biker bakers from the
greater TBR community.
7:30 PM Raffle Winners - A 'penny social' all evening with great
prizes like bike gear, clothing, gift certificates and much much more.
8:00 PM Greasy Peas Film Fest - Cutting-edge shorts celebrating urban
rebirth and creative resistance!
Donors Include: Bike Barn, Broadway Bicycles, Browns Brewing,
CaRgOaWaY Bicycles, Downtube Bicycle Works, EMS, EMPAC, Elevate
Cycles, Florence Braunius, Feathered Nest Studio, Honest Weight Food
Coop,Mad Dog Bicycles, Mahar's Public Bar, The Placid Baker, Rose of
Sharon Garden Design, Sheila Fitzgerald, X's to O's Vegan Bakery,
Erica Redling, 20 Toes Catsitting, Greendance Winery, Overlook
Mountain Bikes, Heartspace Yoga, Darkcycleclothing
Music provided by The Morose Toners
Sorry, tickets are not being sold in advance.
The Sanctuary is at 3361 6th Avenue in North Troy
WANT SOME BACKGROUND INFO?
Troy Bike Rescue is a collective of bicycle enthusiasts committed to removing bikes from the waste stream, and putting them back into use. We operate a volunteer-run community bike shop in North Troy, where we are building a bicycle community through hands-on education. In 2011, on a shoestring budget of under $15,000 made up of mostly individual donations, we did a lot!
-purchased a building with the help of the Community Load Fund, renovated it, moved in, and opened up our North Troy workshop space
-became a full-fledged 501c3
-built a pilot summer youth program with other community organizations
-put over a hundred recycled bikes back on the road
-created several custom cargo bikes from recycled parts
-collaborated with Hoosic Valley Community Education to offer bike maintenance classes
-provided several internships for college and high-school students
-did an un-supported bike trip to the Maine-coast and back
-made a series of web-videos about projects in and out of the shop
-and... won the TRIP Troy Treasure Award
Already in 2012, we have….
-made more improvements to the workshop space
-more than doubled our open hours
-offered more weekend classes
-received 4 new bike racks from the CDTA
-distributed over 50 helmets to local youth
-registered over 50 kids for our weekly 'youth shop'
-made our monthly womens' night a weekly event
-provided internships to three college students, and one teen
..... and its only May. Imagine what we could do with even more support!
Are you ready for the bicycle revolution?
Come show your love for TBR!
Andrew Lynn is a community builder and biking advocate! Connect with him by commenting here or through Member email.