Congratulations to Benjamin Katz - the winner of this month's Facebook raffle! Come on down to Broadway, Benjamin, to pick up your $25 gift certificate. Remember, all you have to do is fan us on Facebook and you will be in the running for our monthly raffle!
As promised, we've got some more details about the raffle we'll be hosting on Tuesday.
The raffle is a benefit for Bikes Not Bombs. If you don't know about Bikes Not Bombs, they are a great non-profit in Boston that recycles bicycles from the waste-stream. They use the bicycles to teach young people to fix bikes and ride safely locally and as tools for sustainable development abroad. They are a great place to take that bike that's sitting in your garage or basement longing for a good home. Bikes Not Bombs is having their yearly bike ride/fundraiser event, the Bike-a-Thon, on June 6th. Check into registering for the 15, 25 or 65 mile ride and sticking around for the GreenRoots Festival.
Now, on to the PRIZES!!!
First and foremost, there will be pancakes for all. That is one heck of a prize for just riding your bike to the bike shop! We'll have vegan and not vegan pancakes. Some plain, others with berries, bananas, chocolate chips, and other good stuff.
Coffee and O.J. will also be served. And the last minute addition of Taza Hot Chocolate straight out of Somerville has been brought to my attention. Thanks Taza! The actual prizes include:
O2 Helmet from Lazer Flip-Off Skewers from Salsa Skull Caps from Planet Bike Cycling Caps from Salsa Socks from Salsa BC 509 Computer from Sigma Sport Blaze/Superflash Light Sets from Planet Bike Cascadia Fenders in 45mm from Planet Bike Flip Flop Wheelset in Green Colorway from Origin8 Singleator Wrench/Bottle Opener from Surly T-Shirts from Civia Bar Tape, Water Bottles, Pumps, Glasses, and More!
Raffle tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5. They will be available during the pancake breakfast and we will draw for the winners after 9:30 am Tuesday.
Thanks to Taza Chocolate, Quality Bicycle Products, Seattle Bike Supply, J&B Importers, Planet Bike and Downeast Bicycle Specialists for contributing to the raffle!
Come on down on Tuesday morning! Have some pancakes, buy some raffle tickets and enjoy the good company!
But really, what month isn't 'Bike Month' at the Broadway Bicycle School. Here most of us tend to ride our bicycles regardless of what month it is, but the month of May gets some special recognition for cyclists locally and nationally and it is easy to get excited about that.
We try to do our part during Bike Month and Bike to Work Week here in Cambridge.
We donated some killer prizes to the MassCommuter ChallengeBike Bash. And who could forget our annual Bike to Work Week Pancake Breakfast. We don't know exactly how long we've been doing the pancake breakfast, but I did find this article in the Harvest Coop Times from 1996 - that's 14 years of serving pancakes to bike commuters in Cambridge! Here's a peak into all the fun we had at last year's Pancake Breakfast.
This year Bike to Work Week starts on May 17th.
Our Pancake Breakfast for Bike Commuters is on Tuesday May 18th, 2010 from 7:30am to 9:30am.
Aside from the best pancakes, coffee and o.j. you've ever been served in a bike shop, we'll also be hosting a raffle to benefit Bikes Not Bombs. We've got some great raffle prizes from Planet Bike, Salsa Cycles, Lazer Helmets, Civia Cycles, a sick fixie wheelset from Origin8 and more. Raffle tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5. And all proceeds go to Bikes Not Bombs.
The Redline 9.2.5 has long been one of the finest single speed/fixed gear city bikes on the market. The Broadway Bicycle School has made a great bicycle even better by offering the 2010 9.2.5 with a slightly longer stem and a low profile Velo Orange porteur handlebar with reverse levers. It is a dream for the city cyclist and at $625 it is a screaming deal! Come in and test ride one today!
And don't worry...we still have the 9.2.5 in it's original configuration for lovers of the bullhorn bar!
The weather may be warming up but here at the shop we're getting cool with our new top tube warmers. Our Top Tube Cozies are hand knit by Raysor and come with custom patches and buttons. Stop by and get cozie today!
Join Broadway Bicycle School mechanic Dan Pugatch on Sunday, May 23rd for a relaxed bicycle ride to Bikes Not Bombs in Jamaica Plain. Departing from Broadway Bicycle School at noon we will ride along the bicycle lanes from Cambridge into Boston where we will take the Southwest Corridor bike path to BNB. Once there we will be taken on a brief tour of Bikes Not Bombs and we'll get an insider's perspective into this unique organization. Please try to arrive at our shop in Cambridge 15 minutes early to pump up your tires and go over a few safety tips. Helmets are required, no exceptions, and water bottles and locks are recommended. There is a cafe next door to BNB where we will be stopping before we make our way back to Cambridge. The ride will end around 3:30-4:00.
Broadway Bicycle School is a worker-owned and collectively run, bicycle shop. We specialize in expert bicycle repairs, bicycle sales and new/used parts sales. We also offer stand rental with and without teaching and run classes on basic bicycle repair, advanced bicycle repair and wheelbuilding at night.