Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Yay Bikes Newsletter - September 2009

From the great folks at Yay Bikes! (and thanks for the link love, Meredith!):

Greetings!
Welcome to our first Yay Bikes! monthly newsletter! You are receiving this newsletter because you are registered on theyaybikes.org or b2ww.org websites. Our aim isn't to spam, it's to share opportunities for bike love and celebration - so do unsubscribe if the information isn't useful to you. Regardless, we hope you'll participate somehow in making our cycling community grand!

NEW OFFICE & SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE
This month Yay Bikes! is moving into an office space inSummit United Methodist Church! This will allow us to haveregular office hours (Tues 6-9, Fri 2-5, Sun 12-3) and host other special events. In September we have the following activities planned:

BIKE DRIVE | Sun 13, 12-4
We're building a bike fleet so that people without their own can have one to ride during fun and instructional rides. Please bring bikes to donate during this time!

LADIES' BIKE TALK & RIDE | Sun 13, 5-9
This month will mark our first women-only conversation about bikes, which we'll follow by meeting up with the Ladies' Ride leaving at 7pm from 15th & High. Come to one or come to both!

SUMMIT CYCLISTS PORTRAITS | Sun 20, 12-2
Those who ride to Sunday service can stay afterwards to have their portrait taken! Photographer Jen Duane will be on hand to capture cyclists with their bikes. Cyclists' pics & bios will then be featured on our bulletin board.

OPEN HOUSE! | Fri 25, 6-9
Tour our new office, eat healthy food, meet great people, hear our plans for the future!

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NEW LOGO, THANKS LIZ!
genuine creative logoA big thanks to Liz of Genuine Creative for our brilliant new logo. We hope you love it, because we do! The logo is still something we are collecting funds for; if you'd like to contribute even just $20, it would be so very generous of you!

Make a Donation
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'BIKE THE C-BUS' ON SEPT 5
bike cbus logoThis ride is the biggest & best neighborhood ride Columbus has to offer.
The entire ride will cover approximately 30 miles over 4 segments and will feature stops that highlight change that is occurring in our neighborhoods. Join us for a fantastic, leisurely bicycling morning (and a beautiful t-shirt by Genuine Creative)! Learn more and register at bikethecbus.com.

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'PEDAL FOR PETS' ON SEPT 19
pedal for pets logoPedal for Pets is one of CHA Animal Shelter's newest fundraisers. To emphasize how cycling and pets help extend and improve our quality of lives, YB! & the shelter are partnering to make this ride a huge success. There are routes for everyone, come join us! Learn more and register at pedalforpets.com.

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CONTACT US FOR RIDING LESSONS
lci poloAs noted recently by Bike Columbus blogger Jamie Fellrath, Central Ohio just increased by 7 its number of certified bicycle instructors! These 7, alongside the 2 instructors already operating locally, are now available to offer unparalleled bicycle riding education to meet any need. Contact Yay Bikes! for more information on courses for kids or adults.
Thanks to you for reading our news! I invite you to contact us directly if you have comments or questions regarding any of it. Also, please be in touch if you'd like to be involved or support our fledgling efforts. We look forward to hearing from you.
Bike on,
Meredith Joy
Yay Bikes!

People, not speed.

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