Today ~ SPOKESHOP Bike Lounge First Year Anniversary Celebration & Pot Luck
Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
It's been a Spoketacular year.
Bring a special dish or Beverage to share ...
Richmond SPOKESHOP BIke Lounge 1st Anniversary
Saturday, November, 10 2013
5:00-8:00 PM ~ Reception and Re-Dedication
Free Ribbon cutting & Re-Dedication Ceremony
Since October of last year The SPOKESHOP has been providing bike repair, retail sale,s civic pride, cooperative development, youth support services, and Bike advocacy from it's debut Bike Shop and Lounge.
We started building the shop on August 26th 2011 and opened our doors on October 2, sporting used and new bikes, a free Helmet program in coordination with the COntra costa County Health Department. Our other partnerships have been with The National Park services Rosie Girls project, The West County YMCA, Kennedy High School Welding department, East bay Bicycle coalition, East Bay Bike Party, Bike San Pablo, Richmond Progressive alliance, Nevin Center , Urban TIlth, Richmond Main Street , Richmond Pal , CIty of Richmond,THe Office Of Mayor Mglaughlin, The richmond Police Department , Pogo Park , Friends of the Richmond green Way, Kaiser Permanente,
The SPOKESHOP BIke Lounge Started as a solution to the lack of a bike shop in Richmond and has become an important place for the Richmond community to dream up Cycling a social and economic justice.
SPOKES trained the core members and has been incubating SPOKESHOP bike lounge , Richmond SPOKES, Oakland §‽⥁✂Ḝ$ and the Family Bike Collective
to be a community owned job training and cooperative business incubation site. Operating as a full service bike shop and a community bike space, it also doles as a place where spokespeople can stop and have a conversation , use free wi-fi , have hookups and meeting s and celebrationte the kind openness that means Village ( Ika) to our community.
SPOKES has made this milestone and is ready with it's momentum to launch a beautiful 2013 with the SPOKESHOP bike lounge being a hub of activity and the source of energy for our advocacy , other incubated businesses and community service projects.
Please save the date, look out for our community venue announcement and come to our community celebration on:
Saturday October 20th, 2012
•5:pm-8:00 pm Reception & Re-Dedicaton
We will have music, food bikes, spoken word, and special entertainment and key note guests.
At our grand opening we had over 500 people and visitors from all over the country. For our Anniversary Celebration we expect an even more celebratory gathering of people internationally as our story has been spread and received responses through social networks and word of mouth from over 20 cities and 15 countries.
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