Friday, July 22, 2011

Bikes 4 Peace: Upcoming Repair Clinic

Want to learn to mend a flat? Fix your brakes? Hang out with some awesome volunteers?

The May 1st DISHES winner, Bikes 4 Peace, will hold its next bike repair clinic on August 3rd at the Spanish Action League, 700 Oswego Street, in Syracuse.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Next event: August 19th!

We're thrilled to announce our next event, an end-of-summer bash in the gym of the Assisi Center, on the 800 block of N. Salina Street.

Friday, August 19, 8-11 pm
Dance, eat, drink!
Live DJ

Tickets, $10-$20, go on sale beginning August 12 at Recess Coffee and Craft Chemistry.

All funds go to funding DISHES' community dinner/grantmaking series. Help make it possible for us to continue awarding grants in 2012.

Ty Marshall's "Cardiff Giant"

Check out the Post-Standard's article on Ty Marshall, one of our May 1st presenters. Marshall is looking for support for his recreation of the Cardiff Giant, which he hopes to unveil in time for the hoax's 142nd anniversary this October.

Marshall hopes to raise $3000 to make his project possible. You can donate via Kickstarter here.

Good luck, Ty!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bikes 4 Peace, our May 1st Winner!

On May 1st, Bikes 4 Peace, a program put on by the Syracuse Peace Council, won the $1,000 DISHES grant. Thanks to a rocking group of volunteers, Bikes 4 Peace sponsors free bike repair clinics for kids throughout the city of Syracuse.

The next bike assessment is scheduled for Thursday, 7/14 at 6 pm, SUNY EOC (100 New St., 2nd floor, Room 238).

The next repair clinic is slated for Saturday, 7/16. Details still to come about where that clinic will be held.

For more updates, and to check out what Bikes 4 Peace has planned for the rest of the summer, check out the group's Meetup site. There are some terrific resources on the site for cycling in Syracuse. Now that the city has announced its "complete streets" initiative, there's never been a better time to take up two wheels.