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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Shop Manager Needed!

Urban Bike Project is looking for a new open shop manager. If you are passionate about helping the community access bicycling and are proficient in bicycle mechanics, consider applying for this part time position! Visit our Job Opportunities page for more information.

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Pipes Are Good, Snow Is Not

The frozen pipe situation at the shop has been resolved, and we’re successfully up and running. Due to snow, however, we will be closed tonight. We’ll see you Tuesday for open shop as usual! Thanks for your patience with us and the whimsy of mother nature.

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Burst pipes! Open Shop and Youth Shop to be closed until repairs are complete…

It’s really cold! So cold that two burst water pipes have forced us to close the shop until repairs can be done. Fortunately we were able to get the water shut off before there was any major damage so stay tuned for updates on when the shop will re-open.

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Youth Shop Closed Tonight 1/21

Due to inclement weather, Youth Shop will be closed tonight. Stay warm and we’ll see you next week!

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Upcoming bike repair classes & Brews & Bites photos

Sign up now for Fall Basic Mechanics Courses!

Our fall dates for the Basic Mechanics Course are set! There are two sessions we will be running:

Monday night sessions – 4 two-hour long classes that take place on Monday night from 7 pm to 9 pm. October 27th, November 3rd, 10th, and 17th.

Saturday morning sessions – 2 four-hour long classes that take place on Saturday mornings from 9 am to 1 pm. October 25th and November 1st.

Full details are available here. Please email us your interest in the class because there are a limited number of spaces available.


2014 Brews & Bites Fundraiser

We had a great time and were able to raise some funds to help further our mission to support Wilmington communities by providing access to bicycling as a healthy, affordable and practical means of transportation and recreation. Thanks to everyone who came out and to our sponsors (Dogfish Head, Chelsea Tavern, Ernest & Scott Taproom, Urban Bike Project Board Members, light refreshments provided thanks to a Shop Rite gift card).

Raffle winners at UBP's 2014 Brews and Bites Fundraiser

Raffle winners!

UBP's 2014 Brews and Bites Fundraiser

Sean McKean plays music while guests mingle early in the evening.

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Join us this Saturday, October 11!

Visit the Brews and Bites event page or click “Read more” below for full details and ticket purchases. See you there!

UBP First Annual Brews and Bites Read more ›

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