Back Alley Bikes [December, 2015] Newsletter
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Garage Sale in December

This is hard to believe but we are at capacity in our warehouse for donated bikes. There is barely enough room to walk around back there and donations still keep rolling in. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support. BUT we have to do something with all of these bikes. We are going to have a Garage Sale on December 5th and 6th and sell used bikes as is. No haggling but trust will get some solid deals. All proceeds from this garage sale will benefit our youth programs at BAB.

Garage Sale at Back Alley Bikes
December 5th - 5pm-9pm (during Noel Night)
December 6th - 1pm-5pm

Bikes are sold as is with prices starting at $20. No haggling. Only bikes with marked price tags will be sold. Consider taking your newly purchased bike to the Hub for a tune up.

Bike!Bike! Volunteers Needed

Bike!Bike! planning is underway (old conference link but you can get the idea about what Bike!Bike! is about). Folks have signed up to lead committees and are getting started with planning. If you would like to volunteer, please check out the committees below and contact the committee chairperson.
Housing - Hannah (Hank) Kelly

Nightlife - Drew Smith & Dani Hendrickson
Workshop Venues/Scheduling - Kyle Wiswall

Food Prep - Liz
Bike Prep/Rental - Joe Michel
Registration/Website/Communications - Heather
Fundraising/In-Kind Donations - Leslie

International Travel Coordination - Christina Peltier

Post BikeBike Ride - OPEN
Our first Adult Earn A Bike class with the NOAH Project was a great success. We had six students and they all completed their bikes. We spent our last day going over the bikes, talking about safe riding skills, and going on a group bike ride. We ended at the Hub where each student had a chance to spend a $25 gift certificate they earned in the class. The photos below show some of the work being done in the class. This was an amazing experience and we hope to partner with the NOAH Project again soon.
Volunteers Needed

Noel Night - December 5th
Bike the Blizzard - January 16th
Please email if you can help us out at either of these events.
Our first session of Wrench, Learn and Give was a success! All nine students completed their bikes and they will be donated to kids in the coming weeks. Our second session is full and started this week. Our future sessions will kick off in the new year on Monday evenings. If you are interested in participating, please email Mari at or call (313) 879-5630
  • Ally Time
    • Moved to Sunday from 5-8pm
  • Adult Mechanics Class
    • Officially ends for the year on November 29th
  • Holiday Closing Dates
    • Thanksgiving
      • Closed from 11/25 - 11/28
    • Christmas
      • Closed from 12/20-1/3
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