On December 17, RCB held its annual volunteer Christmas party. This portrait was taken after some folks had left. A good time was had by all.
Over the last few weeks, RCB volunteers have been busy at our offsite warehouse moving bicycles — lots of bicycles, well more than a thousand — to a new space within the warehouse.
The photograph above is from our December 3 work party, about which Dan Lill wrote:
Mega kudos to all involved in the Flint Street move today. We transformed 2 rooms, the one that we moved from and the one into which we moved. It was a wonderful effort not only by the RCB folks but also by our new friends from the Bike Zone as well as some from Xerox. I would never have imagined that we would have gotten that far. Thanks and blessings to you all. Ibuprofen all the way around!!!
Thanks to that work party, and others before and after, we are well on the way to completing a Herculean task.
Back in October, “[r]ecyclers donated 67 bikes to R Community Bikes at the annual Xerox Recycles Day,” according to RCB’s Fred Sauter, who manned our trailer at the Webster event and took the photographs posted here. Fred was joined by RCB volunteers Brent Williams, John Laing, and Bill Cochrane. “Besides the bikes, Xerox employees came in long lines all day long to recycle an impressive amount of electronics,” Fred added.
Yes, it is a bit untimely to be noting an October event in December. Please blame your truly, the webmaster, for that.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the form on this page.
RCB is closed Monday, November 21, because of severe weather conditions.
Yesterday, local journalistic phenomenon Geoffrey Rogers appeared on CBS This Morning (click here or on the photograph above to see the video). Pictured below is Geoffrey with RCB’s Tim Kearney just after Geoffrey interviewed us for a story a few weeks ago. He was very thankful to us for providing him a bike.
RCB will be closed to the public this Saturday, November 19. Our volunteers will be busy reorganizing our offsite warehouse.
We will be open on Monday and Tuesday, November 21 and 22, but then will be closed for the remainder of Thanksgiving week. We’ll be back to our regular schedule starting Monday, November 28.
We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!