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Just a reminder, the Nasson Bike Center will be closed when Sanford Schools are closed for snow days. We do open during vacation weeks, except for the actual holidays, like Thanksgiving.

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Chelsea completed her second bike yesterday, a rebuild of a Mongoose BMX bike. Have fund with the bike, Chelsea!

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Posted: October 10, 2017 in Youth and Community Bicycle Center

 

We have been having some busy days this fall. Dylan  to your left has been coming with his Dad Don to fix up some bikes. Devin in the back with the cap has been volunteering to work with our kids. Sanford’s Bridge program and the Maplestone School have also been participating. We are getting busy!FullShop

One of the fun things  we can do at the Nasson Bike Center is create a custom bike out of donated bits and pieces. The banana seat came from a donation of bike parts from years ago, and the Mongoose BMX bike from another source. The bright yellow handlebars came from another bike. It all came together for Travis to have some fun.

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The Sanford (Me) Junior High Bike Club hitting the trails

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The Sanford Junior High Bike Club has had a great turnout this fall, and some great weather. The club visited our shop today to learn about the Nasson Bike Center, and how they can earn a bike, or fix their own bike.

 

The Four Leaf Clover Ride continued this year in a downscale version. We had 5 riders start the ride in a fog early Sunday morning. We all made it at least 50 miles, with 2 of us completing the whole ride. Bill Hetzel passed the 100,000 mile mark on his bike during the ride and completed his 100+ miles by riding to and from his house. We were able to raise $80 in voluntary contributions. Thanks to all who rode and have helped with the ride over the years.

 

Often our Nasson Bike Center participants will rebuild “community bikes”. Most of them will go to Spurwink Services, a social service agency to be given to deserving clients. Last week 10 bikes went to their office in Biddeford. By day’s end 4 were with families in York County. Below are some of the bikes I dropped off. The adult sized bikes are going to teenagers to use to get to work and school. Spurwink1.jpg

Jayden was able to rebuild this nice Hoffman BMX bike with a frame and parts donated by our volunteer Paul and parts Jayden had at home. We saw him riding through Carpentier Park the next day and the bike looked sweet!JaydenAug17

The Nasson Bike Center sponsored another successful summer bike ride season for the campers at the Sanford Junior High and High School. The Bike Center supplied bicycles, helmets and water bottles to any campers that needed them. We also led out the rides, assisted by volunteers and camp counselors. Campers rode the Mousam Way Trails and the Rail Trail. We were assisted this year by Jim from Fast and Happy Bicycles, a new local bike shop in Springvale. Below are images from the last ride on the Mousam Way as the boys took a break. The rides alternated between girls and boys each week.

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The bike shop will be closed Tuesday, July 18th but will  reopen Wednesday.