JacobBCongratulations to Jacob for rebuilding this BMX bike. Jacob finished just in time to enjoy the warm weather riding this nice bike!

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Aaron enjoyed rebuilding this Diamondback over the past few weeks, and has been getting a lot of miles in since he finished it. Aaron also won April’s attendance prize of a bike lock and chain tool. Congratulations Aaron!

Fast and Happy Bicycles, our next door neighbor in Springvale, raised $452 for the Nasson Bike Center during their open house today. Thanks Fast and Happy!

 

The new bike shop in town, Fast & Happy Bicycles, will be holding a grand opening Saturday May 6th. As part of the event they will be hosting a raffle fundraiser to benefit The Nasson Bike Center! Included in prizes is a bicycle!

Fast and Happy Bicycles is next door to us on Main Street in Springvale.

We will not be holding the Four Leaf Clover Ride scheduled for September 17th. We are exploring an alternative fund raising event.

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Shawna from the Bridge Program created this collage from pictures taken while Bridge students were working on the bikes here at the Bike Center, and later on the trails. Thanks Shawna!

 

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Hailey and her Huffy

Hailey worked hard to build a community bike. When she finished she built this red Huffy for herself. The front tire has to be replaced, so we put a nice white one in its place. Like mismatched socks, we predict Hailey has started a new trend with her white and black tires.

 

 

 

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Beau showing his old helmet while wearing a new helmet

When Beau and his friend Dylan came by the shop yesterday they showed me the helmets they had been wearing since building bikes for themselves. The bike center gives out a free helmet to our participants at the completion of a rebuilt bike. Both were displaying multiple dents and one had tire marks. Both boys were very happy to be wearing the helmets and felt it saved them from some serious injury. I was able to give them new helmets to help keep them safe down the road.

 

 

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Jason tests his bike

Jason spent a lot of time at the Nasson Bike Center, first overhauling a community bike, then rebuilding this bike for himself. Up against a deadline as he is moving to Old Orchard Beach, Wednesday Jason was able to finish his bike and ride it home. It was a warm and sunny afternoon, and Jason did multiple laps around the parking lot enjoying his new ride.

 

Great job, Jason!

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Theo was very excited to build this bike to ride at the skate park. We spent some time in the Nasson Community Center parking lot talking about safety and giving some tips on how to ride a bike. Notice the rolled up pants, no cuffs getting caught in the chain for Theo!

Congratulations Theo, good job!