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October 24th, 2011 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Bike Shop, Events, Family

It’s that time of year again – mark your calendar for one of our favorite events:  Cranksgiving!

Saturday, November 12 · 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Bike Masters (129th/Fort)
Event supporting the Omaha Food Bank.

Those of you who have participated in this event in the past know how much fun it is!   From their website:

It’s a race … of sorts. Each rider gets a list of 10 items that must be purchased, each from a different store. (Where you get them is fine, you just can’t get two from the same place.) First one back wins.

After the race, when everything is tallied and totaled, all of the food purchased goes to the local Food Bank.

There’s no entry fee — you’ll just pay for what you buy (15-20 bucks). There will, however, be prizes.

You’re going to go ride anyway, right? Just pick up some food along the way and help us help a lot of people who don’t have the luxury of jumping on a bike ‘just for fun.’

Hope to see you there!

Stolen Bikes Alert

October 21st, 2011 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Stolen bike
The Trek Store demo trailer was broken into last night and all our demo Trek Cronus Ultimates and Trek Ion Pro’s road bikes were stolen. I’m not sure how many and which sizes as some were out on demo during the week. Keep your eyes peeled and spread the word.

Moving in the right direction

October 19th, 2011 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Uncategorized

We thought many of our readers would enjoy watching the video below.  However, what is most interesting about this video is not found by watching it.  What is most interesting about this video is how it came to our attention.

This video was sent to us by an employee of the City of Omaha Planning Department.  He is one of the fine folks over at the Planning Department making the decisions that will shape the transportation landscape in the years to come.

So the next time you want to give the city planning folks a hard time about not painting bike lanes on your favorite road, just remember that some of them really do “Get It” and will be working to improve the Omaha transportation landscape in the years to come. You can help them out by getting involved.

Now enjoy the video and forward it to some non-cyclists while your at it.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation at Community Bike Project!

October 18th, 2011 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Uncategorized

Community Bike Project Omaha would like to invite the Omaha biking community to a Volunteer Orientation meeting next Monday, October 24th at 6:00 pm. It should last about 45 minutes. We’ll go over some general guidelines regarding the shop’s procedures and policies as well as offer some tips on how to pitch in. We welcome as many new faces as possible, so tell all your friends! (Homemade cookies available to all who attend…while supplies last!) The shop is located at 525 North 33rd St.

If you can’t make it, but are interested in volunteering with CBPO, don’t worry. We will be holding orientations on a regular basis and the invitation is always open.

Winter Cycling Clinic

October 18th, 2011 | Author: OmahaBikes
Category: Commuting, Winter Riding

We promised you some additional information on the upcoming Winter Cycling Clinic and here it is.  The Clinic is coming up quick (this Sunday) so make sure you chisel out a block of time to join us.

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1516 Cuming Street | Omaha, NE 68102

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