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TBR Bikes Go To Malawi

Last fall, Troy Bike Rescue collaborated with BandaBola Sports Foundation to get about 7 complete and working bicycles to the village of Chituka in Malawi. 

It looks they arrived!  Keni Banda, a leader of the organization, says "I am back from Malawi and would like to take this opportunity thank you for the donations of the bikes for our volunteers in Malawi, Africa. The bikes have allowed our volunteers to travel long distances between schools some as far as 2hr-3hr rides. The demand for bikes is endless and hope you will continue to support our cause."

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Pre(R)amble: The First Annual Collar City Ramble

Join in a tour, parade, and celebration of the Collar City Ramble, an all-access path to be constructed through and around Troy. We will parade from The Farmer's Market in downtown Troy to the Albany Bike Path connection, explore The Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway site, and head north along the river and through the city to The StoryHarvest Festival at Freedom Square, for prizes, food, and music.

12:00: Meet at Monument Square
12:30: Proceed South via the Ramble Route (TBA)
1:30: Depart from the Burden Iron Works Museum
2:15ish: Arrive at StoryHarvest Festival

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TransportTroy's Better Bicycling Bureau

Want to help pave the way for better bike infrastructure in Troy??
Please attend this meeting!!

TransportTroy Citizen's Working Group needs your ideas and your help. This is the first in a series of three meetings to be held at our unofficial community meeting space - the old Weed & Seed office on the corner of 6th ave. And Douw St. in North Troy (just a block south of Troy Bike Rescue).

BBB Meeting Dates: Tues. 9/3, 10/1, 11/5

Ideas generated through these sessions will ultimately be incorporated into TransportTroy's final report and recommendations to the City. This is an oppotunity to influence some decision-making on behalf of appropriate, healthy, and green transit - bikes!

on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/553873088012245/

Femshop This Week: Shop Closed - Ladies Ride!!

Womens' Ride to Snyders Lake organized by Femshop crew.   more details soon.

Trails, Art, & Advocacy This Summer

We just wanted to note a few things coming up that you might want to know about, if you are part of the TBR community, or looking to get ivolved.

1) Help Make Troy More Bikeable and Walkable - Complete Streets!
Join the Biking Sub-Committee of the Citizens Working Group on Alternative Transportation.
We are seeking individuals who want to be involved in mapping, researching, and brainstorming for better biking in the city.  At this point, this is a discussion group with a focus on collecting information and reaching consensus among avid bicyclists.  If you are a commuter, regular rider, or have mapping or planning skills, please consider joining this group.  FIRST MEETING:  JULY 9th 7-8PM.  Please RSVP breathingplanet AT gmail.com for location.

FEMSHOP CANCELLED THIS WEEK (6/13)

sorry, everyone!  Thursday night femshop is cancelled for this week.

Be sure to attend the June 27th Femshop Meeting if youre interested in helping facilitate this important part of TBRs operations!

Thanks

Welcome New Members!!

Troy Bike Rescue would like to send a big thank you out into the world to all the new members who showed up last Saturday for our Spring New Member Orientation. And, another thank you to all the seasoned members who helped facilitate the orientation. We welcomed twenty new members to our shop, explained some of the inner workings of TBR, taught them how to get involved and gave tours of our awesome building and workshop. Many have already been busy this week at Learn and Earn and helping out. 
 
Welcome!! Troy Bike Rescue loves you, thanks for coming and please keep coming. If you missed it, please don't hesitate to stop by anytime during our shop hours we would be happy to get you acquainted with Troy Bike Rescue.

March 2013 News

FIRST SPRING VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION - SAT. MARCH 30 10-12AM

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