Category Archives: Volunteer Training

New Volunteers, February 2017

We welcomed a new group of volunteers to RCB this past Sunday, February 12. All passed with flying colors after their rigorous 4 hour introduction. We’ve already had one graduate, Liam, come in and get his hands dirty. We await the other 10: Bryce, Dane, Melanie, Gary, Avery, Peregrine, John, Dick, Greg and Carl. Thanks to our trainers for this session, Fred, John S., Mike B. and Glenn T. for your efforts as well.

We hold orientation sessions for new volunteers whenever our waiting list fills up, generally every two to three months. If you’d like to volunteer, please fill out the form on this page or send an email to info@rcommunitybikes.net.

New Volunteers, December 2016

 

On Sunday, December 4, we welcomed a new crew of volunteers to RCB.

We ask all new volunteers to attend an afternoon session that combines an orientation in shop procedures with an introduction to bike mechanics. Sessions are scheduled whenever our waiting list fills up, generally every two or three months.

If you’re interested in becoming an RCB volunteer, you can get on our waiting list by shooting an email to info@rcommunitybikes.net or by filling out the form on this page.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

New Volunteers, September 2016

15On Sunday, September 11, we welcomed a new group of volunteers to RCB for our 4-hour orientation and introduction to bicycle mechanics.

We schedule these sessions for new volunteers every two to three months, when our waiting list fills up. If you’re interested in participating in the next session, please fill out our online registration form or send an email message to info@rcommunitybikes.net.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Harley Horizons students learn bike mechanics

horizon3

Nay’osia

Three students from The Harley School’s Horizons Student Enrichment Program participated at RCB for two weeks this summer. With the help of Dale Maddock, Gene McCabe and Tom Perry, the three would-be mechanics learned about basic bike maintenance skills. At the end of the two-week program, they each will receive a Park Tool kit and two-way hand pump. These are thanks to the Rochester Bicycling Club’s very generous grant which will be assisting our neighbors to be more self reliant.

horizon1

Gabriela and Dale

horizon2

Channing and Gene

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

New Volunteers, June 2016

group
On Sunday, June 26, we welcomed a new group of volunteers to RCB for our 4-hour orientation and introduction to bicycle mechanics. We schedule these sessions for new volunteers every two to three months, when our waiting list fills up. If you’re interested in participating in the next session, please fill out our online registration form or send an email message to info@rcommunitybikes.net.

New volunteer Terry Powell

New volunteer Terry Powell

New Volunteers, April 2016

On Sunday, we welcomed a new group of volunteers to RCB. Tom Fritz, Dan Lill, Dale Maddock, Elaine Meadows, Tom Perry, Rob Reiss, and Gary Young were on hand to show the ropes to the newcomers.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please sign up for our next orientation by visiting this page or by sending an email to info@rcommunitybikes.net. Classes are scheduled when the list fills up, but generally occur every two or three months.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Volunteer Training, February 2016

IMG_3586 - Edited

On Sunday Feb 21st, we welcomed 13 new apprentice mechanics into the RCB family. They represent a wide range of interests but all displayed a love for our mission and will be back soon to begin their official careers with us. Welcome one and all!! Special thanks to our mentors who came out to lead the way: Fred, Steve, Dale, Hank and Tom.

We have volunteer training sessions every two or three months as our waiting list fills up. If you’d like to get on the waiting list, please fill out this webform or send an email message to info@rcommunitybikes.net.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Volunteer Training, Nov. 2015

IMG_2628
On Sunday, November 15, we welcomed a new group of volunteers to RCB, familiarizing them with our shop and procedures and giving them a brief primer on bicycle mechanics. We hold training sessions every two or three months. If you’d like to participate in our next session, please visit our sign-up page or email us at info@rcommunitybikes.net.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.