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CLOSED July 4th & 5th

Worcester Earn A Bike will not be holding shop hours this Friday or Saturday, July 4th and 5th. Please have a safe and wonderful fourth of July weekend! We will open again starting July 8th for Youth Shop hours.

 

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Free Kids Bicycle Helmets

Through a generous donation from Breakstone, White and Gluck, PC, during this year’s Kids Bike Sale, Worcester Earn-A-Bike will be giving out free children’s bicycle helmets. Breakstone, White and Gluck is committed to Bicycle safety throughout Massachusetts, especially reducing injuries to children. Through community programs over 1,000 helmets were donated to children in 2013. For more information please check out there website here!

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4th Annual Kids Bike Sale!

We’ll be holding our 4th annual Kids Bike Sale, Sat. May 31st from Noon – 4pm at the WEAB shop! All children’s bikes (up to age 10) will be on sale for $5! Also, through the generous support of Breakstone, White and Gluck, PC, we will be giving out FREE kids bicycle helmets. Note: Helmets will be given out to any child in need, whether purchasing a bike or not. See you there!

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Early closing Saturday 5/10

To make sure we have enough time to get ready for our party, we will be closing at 2pm instead of 4pm. Sorry for any inconvenience! Come to the party!

 

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LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR PARTY PREP!

Do you have really legible handwriting? Are you really excellent with setting up tables and chairs? Do your cleaning abilities usually “WOW” all of your friends? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we want you! If you answered “no”, we’d still love to have you!

Come on by during our abridged open shop hours on Saturday 5/10 from 11am-2pm or at 4pm to help with setting up and making our shop shine! Help cleaning up after the party would be oh so lovely too!

Not only will you earn some serious appreciation from the shop managers, but you can also earn hours towards earning a bike! Just show up at 4 King street during those times for some good party-prep fun!

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Worcester Earn-a-Bike Spring Fundraiser-Saturday, May 10th

Worcester Earn-a-Bike Spring Fundraiser
Saturday, May 10th
4:30PM: Bike Ride and 6:00PM: Party
at Stone Soup, 4 King Street, Worcester, MA

Worcester Earn-A-Bike is having a fundraiser party in our new (old) shop space this Saturday!

A bike ride around Worcester will leave Stone Soup at 4:30 sharp and will end back there for the party, which starts at 6pm!

There will be FOOD, a DOLLAR BID BIKE AUCTION, a RAFFLE, a KIDS BIKE OBSTACLE COURSE, ROLLER RACING, and LIVE MUSIC featuring performances by Mark Robie, Patrick Simas, and The Takeaways!

Be sure to be money for the raffle, auction, food, and Worcester Earn-a-Bike merch! We’ll be asking for a $0-$10 donation at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Your donations will directly help us with the expenses we need to cover to keep our doors open and your bikes rolling.

If you can’t make it, but would like to make a financial contribution, we’d love to accept it! Click below and donate to our Paypal account: http://worcesterearnabike.org/get-involved/donate/

Thanks for all your support. Hope to see you there!

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EXCITING NEWS: New Location and New Hours!

We’re back in business at 4 King Street! Please note that we are no longer operating out of 34 Cambridge Street. Our website will show the change in location soon. We have new hours too! Note that we now have separate shop time dedicated for youth and also shop time dedicated to folks who are 18+. Women and Trans Night is still an option for folks who identify as women or trans. There is also shop time just for volunteering so we can focus all of our attention on volunteering together, with less distraction from personal projects. Volunteer Orientation will be offered every day we’re open. Please come in when we open so we can run orientation for more people at once near the beginning.

NEW HOURS:

Youth Open Shop (Ages 10-16)*
Tuesdays from 3:30pm-6:30pm

Adult Open Shop (17+)*
Thursdays from 6pm-9pm

Women and Trans Night*
Fridays from 3pm-7pm

All Ages Volunteer Shop*
(Working on personal projects is not allowed.)
Saturdays from 11am-2:30pm

All Ages Open Shop
Saturdays from 2:30pm-4pm

*If you’re coming to volunteer for the first time, please come in when we open for a short orientation.

 

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RE-OPENING @ STONE SOUP APRIL 5TH!

You’ve read right! We’ve made great progress on moving back into Stone Soup and have set a date to re-open! Come join us on Saturday, April 5th  for open shop hours in our newly renovated space at 4 King Street in Worcester. Get your bike ready for spring from 11am-4pm! The entrance is located in the back of the building. Stay tuned for updates on what our regular  hours will be!

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Can we have your unwanted paint & painting supplies?

Worcester Earn-a-Bike would very much love to acquire any paint and painting supplies that you no longer need! We’re going to be painting our new shop space in the next week or so and it would be THE BEST if we didn’t have to spend a bunch of $$$ on paint/primer/brushes/rollers. We’d rather spend money on things like new tools for y’all to use! Email steph@worcesterearnabike.org if you’re able to make a donation or if you’d like to help us paint! Thanks!

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We’re finally moving! Shop closed after Dec. 14.

It’s true! In the next couple of weeks, we’ll start the process of moving back to our Stone Soup home at 4 King Street! Because of the holiday season and to prepare for the move, Worcester Earn-a-Bike will be taking a work-cation starting after our shop hours on Saturday, December 14th. We hope to reopen in February. Hurry in to do those repairs to your winter ride that perhaps you’ve been putting off. There’s not much time left! Be sure to keep checking the website for volunteer opportunities related to the move! Though our facebook page is usually a little bit better for updates.

Thanks for another great year at Worcester Earn-a-Bike! We can’t wait to get our hands dirty with you in our newly renovated home in 2014!