Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer!

Summer officially begins this Sunday, and as we say goodbye to spring, UBP thanks everyone who volunteered, donated and participated in our programs during spring 2015. We had a busy season with bike drives, Wilmington Grand Prix, guest bar tending and art gallery events. We’re excited for our recent grant awarded from the Laffey-McHugh Foundation and look forward to this summer! We encourage everyone to join our mailing list and follow us on facebook and Twitter for announcements. Stay active and wear your helmets!



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A Successful Bicycle Drive with UBP and Mala Galleria

Thank you Mala Galleria for teaming up with us for the bike drive this weekend! And thank you to everyone who assisted with this event and everyone that donated to help the Wilmington community! It was great to see everyone’s willingness to help and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.

IMG_3041 IMG_3050 Bike Drive June 2015



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Urban Bike Project Receives Grant from Laffey-McHugh

Urban Bike Project is excited to announce that we’ve received a $15,000 grant from the Laffey-McHugh Foundation! We’re looking forward to growing our organization and the services we offer to the community with help from this grant. Thanks so much to the folks at Laffey-McHugh and everyone who helped make this happen!

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UBP and Mala Galleria team up for a bicycle drive on Saturday, June 20th

Come and donate to our bicycle drive with Mala Galleria in Kennett Square, PA this Saturday, June 20th from 1-4 pm

Drop off your unneeded bicycles and bike accessories at Mala Galleria. Donations will be either given away to adults in need of transportation but unable to afford a bicycle, used for our Earn-A-Bike program, or sold to generate income to support our other programs. Our greatest need is mountain bikes and hybrids of all sizes, but we accept donations of all kinds of bicycles in any condition! Leave your name and email address, and we will mail your tax deductible receipt to you!

Bring your donations to:
Mala Galleria: 206 East State Street
Kennett Square Phone (202) 501-6548

Mala Galleria Storefront

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Urban Bike Project’s 10 year anniversary!

UBP started in 2005, when our original founders began salvaging trashed bicycles in the Trinity Vicinity neighborhood of Wilmington and helping children with bicycle repairs. A couple of relocations, additional staff/volunteers, and a lot of hard work later, we’re now located in the city’s historic police stables, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

We thank our dedicated Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers for their tremendous work throughout these 10 years!

  Events, Wilmington Grand Prix, May 17, 2008

UBP Tour de Cure

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UBP teams up with Mala Galleria


Posted in Events

Recap of May 2015

National Bike Month comes to an end, and here is a recap of UBP’s busy month of May 2015.

Wilmington Grand Prix 2015 was great! Two second place finishes by UBP youth and our Executive Director, Laura Wilburn placed second last night at the Monkey Hill time trial!


UBP visited Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE


UBP teams up with ABCares and Newark Bike Project to collect unused bikes for National Bike Month


UBP’s Guest Bartender event at Bbc Tavern in Greenville, DE was a success!



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UBP’s Guest Bartenders Event at Bbc Tavern!

Guest bartending event

Join Urban Bike Project for a night of drinks and fun at Bbc Tavern and Grill in Wilmington! Enter a raffle to win a basket of cheer! 100% of tips are donated to UBP! Come and support our efforts to help the Wilmington community.


Guest bartending event

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Wilmington Grand Prix 2015

Wilmington Grand Prix is coming next month! Sign your children up for the Kids Sprint on Saturday, May 16th at the Urban Bike Project tent. Registration is free, kids can use their own bikes and helmets or borrow one from UBP. Prizes and family fun activities! For more info, email or call Laura at (302) 740-4506.

UBP Wilm Grand Prix Flyer

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Spring Mechanics Classes

Dates for the spring mechanics classes have been set! Urban Bike Project’s mechanics class is an 8 hour course that covers all of the basics, including repairing flat tires, brake systems, derailleurs and shifters, and ball bearings. The class is $50, free for volunteers. Choose between four 2-hour classes on Monday evenings or two 4-hour classes on Saturday mornings. If you would like to sign up, e-mail with your name and whether you would like to take the Monday series or the Saturday series. Payment is due at the beginning of the first class.

Saturday series: Saturdays April 11 and 18 from 9am – 1pm

Monday series: Mondays April 13, 20, 27 and May 4 from 7pm – 9pm

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