• Wilmington Urban Bike Project Newsletter

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    UBP Newsletter – October 9, 2008


    Hi Everyone, we’ve finally returned from the West Coast after attending BikeBike! and visiting 3 successful community bike shops in California.
    For those who haven’t been to the shop in awhile, we’ve made some great changes. Please stop in and say hello, come to the Benefit Show & Open House on October 25, or visit us at another October event.

    Before leaving for Cali, we started working with the Child Development – Community Policing program in Wilmington. The program is a partnership between the Wilmington Police Department and the Division of Child Mental Health Service and serves children who are witnesses to or victims of trauma and violence within the City. Through the CD-CP program, UBP provides bikes to children who are violently robbed while riding.

    Many thank’s go to anyone who has donated a bicycle, supported UBP financially or put in elbow grease to make this effort possible, this is what we’re here for! We welcome suggestions to get more bikes out into Wilmington through social service agencies. Email us your thoughts and ideas, thanks!

    October Events:
    EMS Club Day and Bicycle Donation Drive
    Friday October 17, 10:00-9:30
    Saturday October 18, 10:00-9:30

    Thanks to our friend Corry at Eastern Mountain Sports for setting up a bike drive and community/club day. Donate a bicycle and receive a store discount! All donations are tax-deductable, support UBP’s work with youth and keep our doors open to people of all walks of life.

    Where
    Eastern Mountain Sports store in the Concord Mall (4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803)
    Volunteering Opportunity
    We have 3 shifts per day, 1:00-3:30, 3:30-6:00 and 6:00-8:30. Please email Brian if you are available to log-in donated bikes and give out UBP information during this event.

    Click here to download an event flyer.

    WILMAPCO presents:
    “Our Town – Transportation and Energy: Setting Sustainable Priorites for the Future”
    Wednesday October 22, 4:00-7:00PM

    Exhibits: alternative energy vehicles, transportation agencies including RideShare DE, TMA DE, VPSI Vanpool and the Urban Bike Project of Wilmington.
    Keynote Speaker: Reid Ewing, Research professor at the National Center for Smart Growth.

    Where
    Embassy Suites Hotel (654 South College Avenue, Newark, DE) across from the Bob Carpenter Center
    Cost
    Free to attend. Pleae RSVP by Friday, October 10 to WILMAPCO at 302-737-6205 or wilmapco@wilmapco.org

    Click here to download an event flyer.

    Benefit Show and Open House at the Urban Bike Project
    Saturday October 25
    Doors at 7PM, music starts at 8 and runs until 11:30 or 12

    Come enjoy live music including the Glad Hearts Band, Backwards Breathing and more TBA. Prizes, shennanigans and good times are sure to occur in great abundance. Brian, Sarah and David will share our experience at BikeBike! in San Francisco. The show will be in the gallery upstairs and UBP will be open for tours and schmoozing downstairs.

    Where
    UBP Shop and Upstairs Gallery
    1908 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE.
    Cost
    $10 suggested donation, each ticket gets a chance to win prizes (gift certificates, t-shirts, dvds)!
    Volunteering Opportunity
    We need a greeter at the door as well as several people to setup and clean up after the show. Please email Brian if you are interested in helping out.

    Until next time,

    Brian, David, Sarah and the Wednesday Night Crew


    Urban Bike Project of Wilmington
    -a 501(c)3 non-profit bike shop-
    1908 N. Market Street (entrance is in the parking lot behind the building)
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Hours:
    Thursday 6:30-9:00
    Saturday 1:00-4:00

    Visit us online at http://urbanbikeproject.org

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