Hello all! Our fall fundraiser was a big success for such small turnout (tough weather day) but now as the recreational riding season quiets down, we look to the work that continues for those who ride because they need to. The need for bikes and bike repairs are ongoing through winter, and we will keep chipping away at the many donated bikes we receive.
We have instituted an appointment-only system which has made our distributions more manageable. This replaces the open shop nights, which were tried in spring and summer but eventually became overwhelming. We still have a pile of bikes to restore, and could sure use the helping hands.
Since we made this change, we have more space and attention to give to restorations, and can coach mechanics who want to learn. Right now this is our limiting factor – more hands make for lighter work!
So, if you know of anyone with bike repair skills (even something as basic as tire/tube changing is always needed!) or who wants to learn more about bike repair, we are willing to teach.
Please reach out to let us know of your interest and we’ll be in touch.
Email at email@example.com or text (719) 283-6039. Thanks!
-The GCBB volunteers
Save the date – Thursday October 27th. Meet for a short (costumed!) ride @ 5:30, ride leaves 6pm. Return to Walter’s for more fun, costume contest, raffle prizes and a good cause!
6pm meet at Walter’s, 6:30 roll out for a supported, no-drop community ride, then return to Walter’s about 7:30 for music, a bike auction, bike games, and an update on GCBB’s work over the winter from the whole motley crew!
We are raising funds for shop rent, parts, locks, lights, and all the other odds and ends that help us to keep restoring and distributing bikes into the community.
GCBB merchandise (shirts, socks, stickers, etc) will be available for donation, so please bring some bills or your checkbook. We can also accept payment via PayPal /Venmo but no credit cards at this time.
Hope to see you there!
Come out and see us tomorrow Saturday the 23rd at the 2nd Annual Pueblo Classic!
GCBB will be supporting the AMR Safety Jam, working on minor repairs and instructing kids and their families in basic bike repair, safe riding, and some fun activities. Other organizations will be doing giveaways as well. FREE for all to participate!
Please also plan to join us as we ride the Classic downtown race course on Union Avenue at 12:30pm in the Mayor’s Community Ride – open to all! Great turnout last year, fun to fill up the course and get a few laps in with all kinds of bikes and bikers from around the area.
Race schedule here – there will be lots of cool cycling to watch. Please stay safe and remain out of the course boundary flagging tape. Hope to see you there – come join us for what’s shaping up to be a beautiful day!
Our workshop has been such a success that we’ve worked through our backlog of bikes this winter – this is a great problem to have, since that means they’re out in the community now, helping people get around.
That means we need you! (and your bikes)
As we get into spring cleaning season, please consider donating any bikes that are going unused. We have a continual need for adult bikes, especially mountain bikes. They are endlessly rebuildable, and provide reliable transportation for our neighbors here in Pueblo. Parts, tubes, tires and other bike-related odds and ends also help us in our mission. At this time, we do not need any children’s bikes.
Donations can be dropped off anytime during normal business hours at Great Divide on 4th and Santa Fe, or on Wednesday nights from 6-9pm at our workshop, 807 N Greenwood.
Thank you for your continued support!
With your help we have rented a workspace. This will help us to keep meeting Pueblo’s need for reliable bike transportation even as the weather turns. Without a space, our work would slow down tremendously in the winter months.
We have partnered with the nonprofit Access Point to rent a portion of their building. We are paid up through April ’22 but would like to stay in the space as time goes on. See Our Needs for how to help us do so!