BF COMMUNITY BIKE PROJECT IN THE NEWS
August 9, 2019
Summer Bike Camp was a lot of fun! Photos coming soon.
We are happy to announce that we just received a $3000 Spark! Connecting Community Grant from Vermont Community Foundation! These funds will be allocated toward our Summer and After School Youth Bike Repair and Safe Riding Program. The grant will allow us to refurbish, maintain and reserve a fleet of 12 bikes for youth to ride, provide helmets, vests and healthy snacks, and to staff the programs.
Thank you to the Vermont Community Foundation https://www.vermontcf.org/
and a special thanks to Scott Sharland, who wrote the grant for us!
SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER!
Saturday, April 13, 6-9pm
at 33 Bridge St, Bellows Falls
$5 Cover includes light fare and 3 chances to win great gifts!
LIVE MUSIC by two local favorites,
The Milkhouse Heaters / The Little Big Band
with guest musicians Jesse Carr & Kathy Mazziott
UNIQUE Local Art, AWESOME Gift Certificates,
FUN Gift Baskets, Furniture and more!
CASH BAR by Athens Pizza, 50/50 Cash Raffle
PREVIEW ITEMS HERE!
GIFT CERTIFICATES, TICKETS, PASSES
Grafton Inn - One Night Stay with breakfast
Moore's Inn - One Night Stay with breakfast
Roots on the River Music Festival - 2 Weekend Passes
Sunapee Evolution Bike Park - 4 Passes
Grafton Ponds - 2 Full DayTrail Passes & Fat Bike Rentals
Kingdom Trails - 2 Bike Trail Day Passes
Edgar May Health Center - 1 Month Family Pass,
1 Month Ind. Pass
Westminster Garden Tour - 2 Tickets
Montshire Museum - Admission Pass for Two
Brattleboro Museum - One Year Household Membership
The Chimney Doctor - Single System Chimney Service
Farnum Energy - Whole House Energy Audit
Greater Rock Fitness - 1 Month Membership
Fitness Coach - Meg Letson
Fitness Coach - Emily Bragonier
Fit Body Boot Camp - Intro Membership
Studio 46 - One Haircut
BF Opera House tickets
Hungry Diner - $25 gift certificate
LOCAL ART & ARTISAN WARES
Edward Cooney Moore - Handmade Cabinet
(from reclaimed wood)
Charlie Hunter - "Visit Bellows Falls", glicee print
Barb Davis - Pottery Bowls
Janette Schuster - 2 kinetic sculptures from found objects
Charles Norris-Brown - Framed original drawing
Robert Birch - Blown Glass pieces
"My Mittens" - Handmade Mittens by Rachael Shaw
Colleen Grout - Original Encaustic Painting
OTHER COOL ITEMS
Reel Mower (human powered) - brand new
Picnic Basket with all the necessities - brand new
Halladay's - Vermont Gift Box
Bicycle Trainer - barely used
Antique framed mirror
Standing Desk - brand new
Wicker shelving unit
To be determined....
CHECK BACK AGAIN for UPDATES!
THANK YOU to all our GENEROUS DONORS!
Thank you to New England Grassroots Environmental Fund for approving our Grow Grant! This funding will allow us to hire teachers and increase outreach by offering more classes.
About the New England Grassroots Environment Fund:
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund energizes and nurtures long-term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and sustainable communities using stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change. Since 1996, the Grassroots Fund’s core grant making program continues to fund nearly 150 grants annually, giving more than $4 million in 20 years to more than 2,000 community groups and initiatives covering more than 60 percent of New England’s cities and towns. For more information, please visit grassrootsfund.org or call 603-905-9915.
And another Thank You to blogger David Hoff for this wonderful shout out on his blog:
"Building Community One Bike At A Time
Since the election, I have been talking a lot about the need for all of us, no matter your political persuasion, to find those places and opportunities where we can each learn to better respect and bridge our differences, to recognize our common humanity, and to do what we can to make our communities, our country, and our a world a little better place. As luck would have it, what was intended as strictly a social visit with old friends the Saturday after Thanksgiving resulted in me discovering such a place." More...
"A design team from the Sustainable Product Design and Innovation (SPDI) program have opened the world to a 10-year-old boy whose dream was to ride his own bicycle..."
WAY TO GO!!
This is Nicholas Cusack testing out his new adaptive bike. BF Bike Project provided the bike - Keene State students in the SPDI Program, working with Lisa Hix, and BF Bike board member Jim Kyle, made it into an adaptive bike that suits Nicholas' special needs.
(See article below)
SPDI Design Team Makes Boy's Dream Come True
"...volunteers with the BF Community Bike Project worked roughly four months to make a custom tricycle and modify it to fit Lillie's needs."
Executive Director Bonnie Anderson on FACT TV
Great article in Parent Express Magazine: "Bicycles For All"