Sunday, January 12, 2014

NBP, UBP Weekend Events Roundup

Laura Wilburn, UBP's Executive Director
Crowds undeterred by heavy wind and rain, mob UBP Grand Opening

After searching for a new home for six months, the Urban Bike Project has officially moved into a new space in the historic city-owned building that once housed Wilmington’s police horses.

To celebrate, they had a spectacular Grand Re-Opening on Friday, January 10. Attendance was much better than expected.

According to UBP officials, the 6,440-square-foot location at 1500 N. Walnut St. will give the group more space and greater visibility in the community, while not straying far from its 3-year-old home off North Market near East 19th and Race streets.

Check out our on-line album for more event pictures, including raffle drawing and prizes.

L-R: Jim, Laura, Brian, Sarah, and David pose with the grand prize, just prior to drawing the winner.

Newark Bike Project's first tabling event for 2014 drew steady interest at Newark Charter School

On Saturday, January 11, volunteers from the Newark Bike Project manned a table at the school's Fitness Fair. This event, which showcased fitness, activity, and healthy eating habits, was very well attended. Students and parents stopped by the table to learn about NBP and bicycling, and picked up buttons, educational brochures, bicycle maps, and other handouts. Many of the parents expressed an interest in bicycling as a healthy family activity. Volunteers provided advice, and encouraged the parents to visit NBP to take advantage of the services that they offer to the community - bikes for sale, bike repairs, parts, mechanic's training, special programs, and of course, the opportunity to become a volunteer and get involved! This event was a great start to what the Newark Bike Project hopes will be a year filled with more opportunities to reach out to the community and spread the word about all the great bicycling related activities that they offer!

1 comment:

  1. I think I saw rolling walls here that evoked a sense of being in the captains seat of a spaceship. Additionally, it seems like there really isn't a bad seat in the house.
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