• Introducing Newark Bike Project

    by  • November 21, 2011 • Bike Projects & Co-ops, Education • 0 Comments

    Taken directly from NBP’s “About Us” page —

    Inspired by the wonderful Urban Bike Project of Wilmington, some Newark-area UBP volunteers wished to spread the benefits of a UBP-style shop to Newark. In November 2011, Niki Suto, a graduate student at UD, started to formalize this interest by gathering various Newark biking advocates to brainstorm ideas for a community-led bike organization. The Newark Bike Projectis just getting started, and this website will be a source of all information related to the project.

    People
    The Newark Bike Project is being organized by, and will be run by, volunteers among the residential and University of Delaware communities in Newark. Anyone who is passionate about biking, helping others, learning, and improving their community through the advancement of biking is encouraged to join us!

    How it works
    The details of the Newark Bike Project are still being planned. Typically, a bike project centers around a community repair shop with shared professional tools and knowledgeable teaching-oriented volunteer mechanics. Funding comes from donations, grants, parts sales, and the refurbishing and sale of donated bicycles that would otherwise have been discarded. Special programs enable kids and lower income members of the community to own a bicycle.

    Check out their full website, and join the fun today.

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