Way of Compassion Bicycle Project – Fundraising

We Are Growing!

We are looking to get 50 Bicycle Project supporting friends by  February 2019. 

As of December 7th, 2018 we already have 11 supporting friends! We are grateful!

  • Your support will help keep our doors open
  • Supporting friends base will assist in success in receiving future grants
  • Recommended annual donation of $21, $42, $108, or custom amount
Enter email address and click donate to become a supporting friend

Contact Aaron with any questions or if you would like a remittance envelope: [email protected] or (970) 340 – 8151

Since Februray of 2018 we have been growing into our new space. Some highlights of this past season:

  • Record Crowds on Sunday’s and Thursday’s
  • Growing Volunteer Mechanic Volunteers: Thanks to Tom, Matt H., Matt K., Tyler, Taz, Richard, Tony, Tucker, Dawson, among others!
  • Building restored modified bicycles with Tom Grady for fundraising
  • Creating  and Sustaining Partnerships: Aloha Mountain Cyclery, Roaring Fork Cycling, Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, Valley Settlement Project, Road Runner Mobile Bicycle Repair, Carbondale Recreation Center, Youth Zone, Crystal River Elementary School, and Carbondale Middle School
  • Hosted our first women’s bicycle tuning workshop over 4 days
  • Expanded hours from 2 days a week to 3.5 days a week
  • Monday Ladies Night open shop time
  • Helped Bicycles for Humanity by providing 100 bicycles for folks in need
  • Assisted at the waste diversion day in Carbondale
  • Received a Garfield County Mini-Grant for 3rd Grade bicycle project
  • Presented at the Garfield County healthy communities event
  • Recycling program: Get those tubes, tires, and metals into their proper bins!

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Third Grade Crystal River Elementary School Program:

This year we completed the first year of providing a bicycle and helmet to third graders at Crystal River Elementary School who did not have one. We were able to provide 18 bicycles and helmets to this year’s class and donate 2 days of education and services to students at the school. To ensure the functionality and safety of the bicycles we donated, we hosted bicycle tuning parties with local bike shops. We helped prepare the students and their bicycles for the end of year field trip when they ride from school to Rock Bottom Ranch for an overnight camping trip. We are going to continue the same project in 2019 with our partner Ragged Mountain.

 

High School Bicycle Fleet Program:

The Way of Compassion Bicycle Project was approached by teachers and students at Roaring Fork High School to assist in the education, supplies, and guidance to assist students refurbishing a bicycle fleet for class field trips. The bicycle project has taken 5 students under its guidance, and the group will meet every Wednesday afternoon from 2 PM until 4 PM throughout the winter months with a goal to overhaul and refurbish a bicycle fleet for spring.

 

Budget and income from February 2018 – December of 2018:

Annual Estimated Budget of $30,000

  • Raised $6,500 in Donations and Grants
  • $14,000 Income through Sales, and Labor
  • $750 in supporting friends donations

Future Aspirations 

  • Hire a Full-Time Manager/Mechanic
  • Host Repair workshops monthly
  • Increase repair capacity
  • Increase presence online parts sales and support
  • Help operate Project Bicycle Tech with Roaring Fork High School

We are looking to get 50 supporting members of the Bicycle Project by February of 2019. 

As of December 7th, 2018 we already have 11 supporting friends! We are grateful!

  • We are needing supporting friends to help keep the doors open
  • Supporting Friends base will assist in success in receiving future grants
  • Recommended annual donation of $21, $42, $108, or custom amount
Enter email address and click donate to become a supporting friend

Contact Aaron with any questions or if you would like a remittance envelope: [email protected] or (970) 340 – 8151

 

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