“Gear Up!” 1304 Bikes launches fundraiser to reopen

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Community, Recreational Activities | 0 comments

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“Gear Up!” 1304 Bikes launches fundraiser to reopen

RALEIGH, NC—After an almost four year hiatus, 1304 Bikes, Raleigh’s bicycle collective, is pleased to announce the launch of a crowdsourcing fundraiser to support opening in a brand new location. From now until May 31, 2013, individuals, community partners, and businesses can donate online via IndieGoGo: igg.me/at/1304bikes. Donations will help 1304 Bikes reopen and resume providing facilities and instruction for local residents to obtain, repair, and maintain their bicycles at no cost.

“We are really excited to get back to helping Raleigh become even more of a bicycle-friendly city,” said Lynne Walter, coordinator. “As 1304 Bikes was built by community members, we’re calling on everyone in our community to donate what they can to ensure that Raleigh has this kind of valuable program.”

From 2004-2009, 1304 Bikes provided a free space (including free access to tools and parts) for community members to repair their bicycles, learn about bicycle maintenance, and participate in various programs. For example, in 1304 Bikes’ last full year of operation, 2008, one of its most popular programs, the “Earn-a-Bike” program, provided bikes at no cost to over 200 adults and children.

After multiple attempts to secure donated space, 1304 Bikes decided to rent a space at Ruby Red in downtown Raleigh and has “found a really viable space in a great location, and this fundraising campaign will allow us to reopen and restart our popular programs,” shared Rob E. Loomis, coordinator.

For more information about the 1304 Bikes “Gear Up!” fundraiser and to donate, please see igg.me/at/1304bikes.

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1304 Bikes
Raleigh’s Bicycle Collective

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1304
Raleigh, NC 27602

Physical Address:
804 N West St
Raleigh NC 27603

1304bikes@gmail.com
http://www.1304bikes.com
https://www.facebook.com/1304Bikes

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