This spring, the City of Rochester will begin the first phase of a bike share program, operated by industry veteran Zagster and funded entirely by corporate sponsorships and private donations.
Reconnect Rochester has launched a fundraising campaign to bring bike-share stations to an area of the city that is unlikely to draw corporate sponsors (the bright green area on the map to the left; click on the map to enlarge).
RCB has pledged to match donations to Reconnect Rochester’s campaign, dollar-for-dollar, up to $4,500. Please consider donating generously to benefit an area of the city greatly in need. $4.500 in donations, matched by a like amount from RCB, will be enough to fund one $9,000 station.
To make a donation, follow this link and click on the big orange “Donate” button. To activate RCB’s match, be sure to select “R COMMUNITY BIKES!!!” under the “Select a Team” dropdown menu on the next page (see image below). Select either Dan Lill or Brent Williams on the “Select a Team Member” dropdown.
Tim Kearney & Shawn Stitt at St. Joe’s
We will be opening three of our satellite locations during April and May. These off-site clinics give us the opportunity to serve customers in parts of the city distant from our Hudson Avenue headquarters.
Our clinic at Asbury First United Methodist Church will be open every Thursday (until further notice) beginning April 21st. Hours are from 8 am to noon.
The clinic at St. Joe’s House of Hospitality will be open every Wednesday starting May 4th, from 9 am to 1 pm.
The clinic at Cameron Community Ministries will be open every Friday starting May 6th, from 9 am to noon.
Our fourth clinic will be opening in June, when the Westside Farmers Market resumes. The hours will be 4 pm to 7 pm every Tuesday. The starting date has yet to be determined.
Our guest on tonight’s episode of Spokes and Folks will be Jeff Wright of the Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists (GROC) and the Singletrack Academy.
Tune in at 6pm to WAYO 104.3 FM. If you are outside of WAYO’s range, see this link for streaming options.
Pictured below is our guest from January 4th, Theresa Bowick, founder of Conkey Cruisers; beside her are Mike Yates, WAYO co-founder, and RCB volunteer Jon Wallace, co-host and program engineer for Spokes and Folks.
Edmarie Ramos (daughter of RCB volunteer Mary Ramos) worked our tube repair station on Saturday. A huge help on our busiest day of the week!
Today the Democrat & Chronicle published an obituary for RCB volunteer Greg Thomas, who passed away on January 26. A memorial service will be held February 7:
Greg will be remembered and honored at a memorial service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 7th at the University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel on the River Campus. Parking on the U of R campus will be available in the Trustee Road parking lot with shuttle service to and from the chapel beginning at 10:30 AM.
On August 25, 2012, RCB cofounder Bill D’Anza touted RCB’s remarkable growth in a WXXI blog post, “Handlebar Help in Rochester, N.Y.”
Bethany Young of the Fairport-East Rochester Post filed a story on RCB’s mission.