BC assists Adopt-A-Family Bikes

Bike Concord is fixing bikes for Adopt-A-Family Bikes in Alamo this Friday, 6pm. If you have any mechanical skills, or even if you don’t but are willing to clean bikes, please come on down. The more people, the more bikes we can get through their pipeline for donation to kids and adults who need them.

225 Suite A, Alamo Plaza, Alamo. It’s a couple doors down from Peet’s Coffee. 6pm this Friday, and we will be back each Friday through Dec 23.

AAFB is a volunteer-run program that repairs donated bicycles during the holiday season for distribution to low-income recipients, including in Concord via Monument Crisis Center. They have been in operation since 2002, but this is the first year Bike Concord has collaborated with AAFB. We hope to work together even more closely once we launch our nonprofit community bike shop in Concord – which could be soon if we raise a lot of funds at Tamale Fest & Bikes on Dec 3.

Please vote yes on Measure X tomorrow, and come to Tamale Fest!

Bike Concord members handed out a total of 140 each of Measure X and Tamale Fest flyers at Pleasant Hill and Concord BART stations today. Quite a few people showed interest in coming to Tamale Fest to support our future community bike shop.

We spoke today with a lot of people who we believe will vote yes on Measure X tomorrow. We explained to several who had further questions that what we can expect from Measure X is protected bike lanes and protected intersections, not just more paint-only treatments. That’s thanks to the Complete Streets Policy in the measure which was won by the hard work by Dave Campbell of Bike East Bay, backed by a lot of showing up and speaking up by Bike Concord members.

BC members have also been phonebanking for Measure X, turning out seven volunteers to make a few hundred calls over several sessions. If the measure passes tomorrow, we will be watching closely to make sure the street projects it funds will deliver on the promise of protected bicycle facilities, and not just more of the cursory and inadequate treatments we’ve seen on most of Contra Costa’s streets so far.