After 5 years of putting on one of the most unique and fun, safe cycling advocacy rides, Duke City Wheelmen had to take a break this year. With faltering participation and running in the red, we just couldn’t manage the costs of the ride this year.
DCW can accept donations through United Way, PayPal, cash or check. If you want the ride back in 2016, you will have to speak with a donation!Contact me through the website if you have any questions about making a donation.
Sign-up for a table – bikefunsafe at gmail dot com
There will be a bike swap at Trek Superstore on Saturday February 1st. Tables will be available for $20.00 and you can sign-up by emailing me. There aren’t any other fees or service charges to sellers or buyers. Sign-up is only necessary so that we have enough tables for everyone. Doors open for sellers at 9 am and for buyers at 9:30, continuing till 1:00 pm.
You will need to be ready with your own cash box and all the unwanted bike parts you can find in your garage. Trek is helping me publicizing this Bike Swap but we can always use your help getting the word out to as many cyclists as possible.
If you end up with items that don’t sell, you can consider donating them to DCW. Previous donations like this have been used in two main ways. We use what we can to fix and improve bikes the come to us at Noon Day and items that don’t work for that use are sold. Funds from these sales help to purchase the lights, reflective stickers, tires, tire liners and other items we use at Noon Day. We have been working once a month at Noon Day since July 2012.
Our next day there will be January 20, 2014, from 9:00 am to about 12:00 pm. Stop by to check it out if you are in the neighborhood!
Thanks everyone for all your support of this and other DCW efforts.
I am thrilled to report that more than enough funds have been raised for Mike Ryan’s ashes to be claimed. Due to the generosity of Burqueños, we received enough additional funds to purchase tires and additional reflective gear for the bicycle riders we help at Noon Day Ministries. Our next morning at Noon Day will be August 22 from 9-12 in the morning.
If you want to help friends of Michael Ryan, 1953-2012, put his remains to rest properly, please donate using this PayPal link. Your donation will be forwarded directly to this effort (less the processing fee).
We will place his ghost bike June 29, 2012 at 10:00 AM, Lomas NE at the Pan American frontage road, just east of I-25.
Duke City Wheelmen Foundation together with Trek Superstore
Bicycle tune-ups and safety equipment clinic for those who can’t afford to address these basic safety needs.
We can always use tubes and tires, chain lube, old parts or even old bicycles. We have given out about 20 bicycles and 150 front and rear light sets. Gorden Phillips (from TREK) must have fixed-up well over 100 bikes by now too! If you want to help out, just let us know. Extra hands are deeply appreciated!
Donations can be dropped off at Noon Day between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm 2/20/13
or at the Trek Superstore during normal business hours, any day of the week.