Friday, February 14, 2014

Newark Bike Project's Year End Review

By Patrick Correale, Chair, Newark Bike Project

2013 was a very exciting and expansionary year here at NBP. Throughout the course of the year we faced the challenges of continued sustainability, transitioned to our first on-founding board, and expanded into our newest and largest location on Main Street. However, this would not have been possible without the dedicated help of our community and volunteers. In the beginning of 2013, we launched Mechanic’s Class sessions through grant funding, which has allowed NBP to excel in educating the community on bike repairs and maintenance. We have also expanded many of our community groups, and established key relationships with businesses and other non-profits in the Newark area, namely the Down to Earth Food Co-op. NBP was even able to orchestrate the Chainbreakers Collaborative, a summer camp over several weeks that focused on childhood education of bicycling and related topics. We also filed for our own 501c(3) status, making us an independent non-profit from our previous sponsor, Urban Bike Project. [Read the full letter in pdf ...]

Chairman Pat Correale cuts the ribbon at NBP's official Grand Opening on October 11, 2013
NBP tabled at numerous events in 2013, including UD's Earth Week in April. Some of these included free bike tune-ups.

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