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Claire and Ariana's short film
Friday, January 8, 2016

We LOVE this video that Claire and Arianna, two students from Saint Michael's College, put together last month about Bike Recycle.

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Introducing... Bike Recycle Vermont's Apprentices!
Thursday, October 29, 2015

We've launched the first ever Apprenticeship Program at the shop!

Meet our new apprentices! Matt, Derek, and Dylan are training and learning at Bike Recycle Vermont for the next six months (and that's their instructor, Dan, in the bottom right, of course).

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Why Girls Ride Out.
Friday, September 25, 2015

About a year ago I was riding to the shop from where I live in the South End. As I turned on to Pine Street, I passed a fellow female biker and politely smiled. I rode by another woman on a bike as I past Dealer.com and I smiled at her, too. Then I passed another rider in front of ArtsRiot and another in front of ReSource -- both ladies, again. I passed another lady rider as I turned on to Main Street. As I proceeded by T.D. Bank, a male biker passed me on his way down the hill and I began to observe the gender ratio I was more familair with: several men, a woman, several more men, a woman...

 

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Molly's Old North End mural
Friday, July 31, 2015

A traveller becomes a friend, a friend turns out to be a talented muralist, and the shop gets an incredible piece of art that honors our neighborhood.

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A good deed: a city bike for Kathy
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 

When Dan and I heard about the ONE Good Deed fund, we knew what we had to do.

The ONE Good Deed fund rewards small grants of $100 or less to people who want to do a good deed for an Old North End resident. It's a simple and smart way to spread love and kindness and build community connections in our amazing neighborhood.

For a long time, Dan has wished he could build a series of bomb-proof "city bikes" for Get A Bike clients who really can't afford a nicer bike but truly rely on their bike and love riding. These bikes would have steel frames, light aluminum wheels, be single speed or internally geared, and would have the trappings of a solid commuter bike: fenders, racks, good quality lights, and a bell. These parts and accessories make commuting more hassle free -- fenders keep you dry, baskets and racks allow you to carry groceries and other things, and lights keep you visible and safer at night. 

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