Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Building Fund Goal $20,000 | Received $17,320
460 bicycles fixed and donated to the community in need, so far.
Boise Bicycle Project Special Announcement
June 18th 2009
We Got the Building!
As you know, we have been in the process of signing a 5-year lease with an option to purchase on a new Building. Well we got it! The new building is on 1027 Lusk St. and is literally 100 yards from the Greenbelt and Ann Morrison Park.
The Grand Opening will be on Saturday July 11th 11-6pm.
Human Powered Bike Move- Saturday June 27th 11-5pm.
We have over 250 bicycles that need to be moved to the new shop, and why haul ‘em over when we could ride ‘em? On June 27th, all humans are invited to participate in the Human Powered Bike Move. In a about an 1 hour everyone should be able to ride two bikes to the new shop, and enjoy a couple of nice strolls on the Greenbelt on the way back. We’re trying to get at least 100 people to help out, so grab your bikes, bike trailers, and all your friends and join us for a nice little .9 mile ride/walk.
***Plus all Human Powered participants can get $10 off any level of BBP Membership.
Meet at BBP’s old shop (6th and Front St) anytime from 11am - 5pm. Helmets are strongly encouraged for all bike transporters.
Truck and Trailer Move- Friday June 26th
We wish we had enough “utility cycles” to haul everything (tool benches, shelves, tables) over, but alas we do not. So we need help from anyone with trucks or trailers that can help with some of the big stuff. We will be moving non-bicycle transportable stuff all day on Friday We’ll still give you the membership discounts from the Human powered move.
If you can help please email us so we can get all of the times setup.
New Shop needs
Funding. We still need some funding for the big move, our largest need is some industrial strength shelving like the stuff you see at Home Depot for multi-level bike storage. There is some at Pacific Recycling that we’re trying to raise $300 for. This is a special price they offered us for the good things we do. You can help raise the money by becoming a BBP member (see above link).
Recycling containers and other large durable non-cardboard boxes. In about a month all of Boise will be getting new trash containers, BBP needs your old plastic recycling containers for storing and transporting parts.
Heavy Duty Shelving
Lumber 2x4s and 2x6s
Heavy Duty Wall Hooks
This Saturday (12-4pm) is the last regular shop time, then we will move to the schedule below.
June 22nd Monday 6-8pm –prep for the move
June 24th Wednesday 6-8pm –prep for the move
June 26th Friday all day Truck and Trailer Move. Email for time
June 27th Saturday 11-5pm- Human Powered Bike Move.
*July 10th Friday 7pm -Members New Shop Party / Potluck
*July 11th 11-6pm -1027 Lusk Shop Grand Opening
* more details coming in the July 1st Newsletter.
Thanks in advance for all the help, and please email or check the updated website if you have any question, comments, or recommendations.
Director of Operations
Boise Bicycle Project
Monday, June 15, 2009
• The ride (about 20 mi) will start and end in Camel's Back at 6:45.
• The route stops by the places Jim, Kevin and Tom were hit. The proposed route:http://www.mapmyride.com/edit_route?r=743124500479959603
• Please wear black, and if you like, please write a message you'd like motorists to hear on the back of your shirt.
• Also, please bring flowers for Jim, Kevin and Tom to leave at the sites where they were hit.
We're all angry, but please bear in mind, the intention of this ride is not to piss motorists off, but to increase awareness and express our grief (as well as make a statement that we are here, we are outraged about these needless deaths, and we demand respect and the slice of road to which we're entitled). Keep that in mind as you go into this ride. My gut reaction was to have a true disruptive "critical mass" but after considering the email replies I've gotten, I think we might get our message out better if our level of disruption wasn't quite so overt. We want safer drivers who are more aware of cyclists and the recognition that there are a lot of us out there.
I think this will make a big statement, all of us riding together with flowers, in black.
This coincides with some of your group rides. Do this instead. Bring your friends.
This Wednesday, June 17
Start and finish at Camel's Back park
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
It's a bicycle built for not two, but twelve. Awesome.
It's a taxi...I think. Awesome.
It's got a Captain's seat - to "put an F in it." Extra awesome.
Oh, and there's a spot for a bartender to pour the beers; that's where I'd like to go.
(The picture may be too small to see that the riders' feet are not on foot rests, but pedals; you got to work for your beer!)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
One of our favorite local brew pubs - The Hollow has almost everything you need for a wonderful Sunday afternoon. Known to the locals as the Hollow and officially named the Highlands Hollow - it is a place to be during ski season or bike season. They brew one of the best stouts in town and happen to share with some of our other favorite places! The patio is nice and comfy with little noise and great service! The one down fall - no nachos!!!! WTF! It was almost perfect! Order the fries when you go - they are some of the best in town flavor wise and price wise!
Alright - the route! From downtown - Head North on tenth street, cut through Boise High and hang a left on Front. Go West until you hit Harrison Blv. - take a right (north) and straight up to Bogus Road! The Hollow will be on your left!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Picks of our craziness will be added soon - but most of all we want to express our great thanks to all who helped put on the Dirty And Pink Alleycat!!! This was by far the hardest and most trying race we've ever done, Fuck it was great!!!! Megan and Charlie really out did themselves. They had three races going one at the same time for 130ish women.... Brave souls! But it was fantastic! There was a gear division, cruiser division, and the Date Race - which was a mix of endurance and creativity! Vixen, Lemon Pepper, Whateva, & myself did the date race. We estimated all miles combined and routes it was around 45 miles! Regotti & Sara (and hundreds more) did the other races. Did I mention that it was a flash flood in Boise that day!? It dumped and dumped - but it was soo fun! What a great celebration of the bike community! Thanks to all who participated - especially our new P-Town buddies! I'll let the pics tell the rest......!
Drink Beer Ride Bikes!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
IDAHO STATE LAW
SECTION 49-714: TRAFFIC LAWS APPLY TO ALL PERSONS ON BICYCLES AND OTHER ‘HUMAN-POWERED'VEHICLES – DUE CARE!.
Bicyclists are operators of vehicles and must comply with all applicable traffic laws. The appropriate law enforcement officials can issue those cyclists, who violate and law, at any time, a citation.
SECTION 49-716: CLINGING TO, OR FOLLOWING VEHICLES.
DO NOT DRAFT BEHIND ANY VEHICLES! Cyclists shall not follow a vehicle so close as to constitute an immediate hazard to either the cyclist or other participants. Cyclist shall not “attach” him or her to any vehicle on the highway.
SECTION 49-717: POSITION ON THE HIGHWAY.
All cyclists shall position themselves as close as practical to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except:
a) When overtaking or passing another bicycle or vehicle proceeding in the same direction.
b) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway.
c) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions including fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, other bicycles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards or substandard-width lanes, which may make it unsafe to continue as close to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
SECTION 49-718: RIDING TWO ABREAST.
Cyclists shall not ride more than two (2) abreast on highways, except on paths or parts of the highway, set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, and only when it is safe to do so, where traffic is not blocked or slowed, or other cyclists are forced to swing out wide to pass. Cyclist riding to two (2) abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, and shall ride within a single lane on a “laned” roadway.
SECTION 49-720: STOPPING – TURN AND STOP SIGNALS.
Cyclists shall slow down, and if required for safety, stop before entering intersections. When approaching a steady red traffic-control signal, all cyclists shall stop before entering the intersection or junction, except that the cyclist, after slowing to a reasonable speed and yielding the right-of-way if required, may cautiously make a right-hand turn without stopping, or may make a left-hand turn onto a one-way highway without stopping. Cyclist shall use arm signals, when safe, to alert vehicles and other cyclist s approaching from behind, to indicate turns.
Other considerations: Arm and hand signals should be used as a courtesy to warn other cyclist of potholes, rough patches of pavement, broken glass, gravel and rocks, obstacles and any other potential hazards.
Signal, if you intend to pull of f the highway or drop back to the rear of your group.
Call “car back” if you know of any vehicle approaching from behind.
SECTION 49-722: BICYCLE RACING.
Racing on Idaho highways is prohibited.
Pace lines are prohibited in high areas of vehicle or bicycle traffic and are limited to a maximum of seven riders. (The Ride Idaho staff does not recommend pace lines on any portion of our routes)
From the IDAHO DRIVER'S MANUAL (October 2007)
Bicycles are legally allowed to ride on all Idaho roadways, have the same rights as motorists, and are required to ride with the flow of traffic. They must ride as close to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway as safety allows, except when passing, turning left, avoiding an obstacle, or when the roadway does not allow a bicycle and vehicle to travel safely side by side.
In Idaho, cyclists do not need to come to a complete stop at stop signs. They must, however, yield the right-of-way to vehicles in or already at the intersection, and then proceed with caution through the intersection.
Bicyclists may proceed with caution through a red light after stopping and yielding the
right-of-way to vehicles already in the intersection. They do not need to come to a complete stop when turning right on a red light. However, they must yield the right of way to vehicles already in the intersection.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Roosevelt Market311 N Elm Street Boise www.rooseveltmarket.com
Thanks Hotti for the write up!