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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.
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.
Due to inclement weather, Youth Shop will be closed tonight. Stay warm and we’ll see you next week!
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).
Sean McKean plays music while guests mingle early in the evening.
Visit the Brews and Bites event page or click “Read more” below for full details and ticket purchases. See you there!
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