Saturday, May 29, 2010

Early Summer Happenings

Thanks to everyone who helped out or participated in the Bike To Work Week events. We had 50-60 people for the Art Show/Movie, almost 30 for the poker ride, 20 for the cruiser ride and 30 more took advantage of the free lunch and breakfast on Friday. Keep your ears open next year for even more events. Or if you have ideas for improvements come down to the coop and share them with us. Also related to last week's events we have a winner for the Funk Bike. Pat Salcone of Spearfish is the proud new owner of the beautifully restored Coast King.

Just a few days ago the Bike Coop received word that we would be getting the bikes from the police impound. Rather than throwing away any unclaimed bikes that don't sell at the police auction, they have diecided to drop them off with us and see if we can reappropriate them and get them back on the street. However, the addition of sixty bikes to our already full space means we need to get some bikes out the door. If you or anyone you know needs a bike, come by the Coop, especially kids. We also have a wide array of parts including racks and kid seats. The above photo show about two thirds of the total dropped off.
Starting next week the Coop will be down at First Fridays with a stand and basic tools. We will be teaching people how to fix a flat tire as well as helping teach simple repairs and tune-ups. In addition the Coop will have the same set up at the Farmer's Market starting June fifth and going all summer.
Lastly, we are staring to look at organizing a Creek Clean-up and Watershed Festival for later in the summer, if you have any suggestions or want to be involved just let us know.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bike To Work Week

Hey Everyone check out this years list of events for Bike to Work Week. Now is the time of year to make your commute the best part of your day. In addition to the bike related events be sure to vistit these fine local businesses by bike for Special discounts

Common Grounds - House Coffee and a Muffin $2.50

Alpine Coffee Company - $1 off Lattes

The Green Bean - Various specials throughout the week

Vanilla Bean - $1 off Chicken Salad and Avocado Lunch Special w/ Fruit

Good Earth Natural Foods - 5% off store purchases

Barbacoa's - 5$ Wraps and Salads

Bay Leaf Cafe - Various lunch and Dinner Specials

Shoot the Bull Steakhouse - One Free Beer With Purchase

Spearfish Whiskey Chophouse - 1/2 Price Appetizers

The B&B and Backporch - Various Specials

Flanagan's - $1 off Guinness

Horses to Harleys - $.50 off all Beer

Crow Peak Brewing Company- Something Special because it is also National Craft Beer Week

Aside from visiting the businesses listed above, make sure you also swing into the Art Center to check out the "Art of the Bicycle" art show. Regional talent displaying art inspired by bikes and bike culture. Monaday night at 6pm we are having an opening reception with cake from Berry's Best Desserts and then we are showing the classic 80's bike film "Breaking Away" Check out the Facebook page for a link to the trailer.

Lastly, be sure to bike on Friday. Free Breakfast for bike commuters 7-9 at Rushmore Mountain Sports with prizes for longest commute and other categories. Then 11-1 come to Two Wheeler Dealer for Lunch.

Happy riding in the good weather this next week. Start a good habit for the rest of the year. And as always, Swing into the Co-op for more information, to tune-up your bike or just to visit.