Archive | October, 2011

Tour de Fat 2011

We are a community. This is your bike shop.

It was wonderful to celebrate and party with everyone yesterday; 10000 people! Thanks so much New Belgium Tour de Fat for bringing the party to us!! Thanks so much to all the volunteers; you are the reason Tour de Fat still comes to Tempe every year.

Everyone who showed up; you were a part of 7 different local non profit groups all of them devoted to bikes! That’s amazing. Alexis de Tocqueville is grinning a wormy smile somewhere underground. Somebody please invite Robert Putnam next year.

Bike Saviours runs as a collective and makes decisions using consensus, not majority. We have a strong core of volunteers, but we need more. This is your shop, so let us extend an exhortation to work for it; teaching, learning, and organizing. A mechanic class is starting soon, but you can volunteer in other ways, too.

Ten million smiles! See you soon!

(The shop is open today, but we will not have many volunteers in.)