Shop manager Adam here, got some news about temporary shop hours changes. My wife just gave birth to our second child so I’m gonna take a little time off which means the shop’s hours will be a little crazy. Here’s how they stand this week:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 2 to 5pm. Saturday 12 to 6pm Sunday 12 to 4pm. (this Sunday hours change is permanent.)
We will still have Youth Earn-a-Bike on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm and Kids bike Club on Saturdays from 11am to 12pm. No more Youth Earn-a-Bike on Sundays though, keep an eye out for an announcement on the introduction of a couple of other Sunday things though.
We’ve got some big time news over here at the Bike Project. We’ve added some staff! Two new staff members to be exact.
Say hi to Jessica!
Jessica is our new Program Coordinator. Jessica will be running our Earn-a-Bike programming. She hopes to expand it and translate it into several different languages to expand our outreach. Jessica has a degree in Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies, and a background in youth and non-profit work. She was a recipient of QBP’s Women’s Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship in 2018, and is certified through the United Bicycle Institute in Professional Bicycle Repair and Shop Operation. She is also part of the team at Ponderosa Cyclery + Tour, in midtown Omaha. Jessica’s excited about expanding outreach in languages other than English, and making sure that people throughout the Omaha metro know about the resources available to them at the Community Bike Project.
Our second employee is less traditional. Meet Millie!
Millie is our new Meowchanic. She’s in charge finding weird places to sleep and being all around awesome. Millie is 15 years young and is looking forward to spending quality time at the shop meeting new people and showing them how to fix bikes.
So stop in sometime and meet Jessica and Millie (if you can find her).
We would like to introduce you to the Bike Project’s newest employee Jessica Shadduck! Jessica is our new Program Coordinator and we are super excited about it.
Jessica has a degree in Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies, and a background in youth and non-profit work. She was a recipient of QBP’s Women’s Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship in 2018, and is certified through the United Bicycle Institute in Professional Bicycle Repair and Shop Operation. She is also part of the team at Ponderosa Cyclery + Tour, in midtown Omaha. Jessica’s excited about expanding outreach in languages other than English, and making sure that people throughout the Omaha metro know about the resources available to them at the Community Bike Project.
This is my first time writing a blog on the site. My name is Adam and I’m the Acting Executive Director and Shop Manager here at the Bike Project. I’ve been meaning to get on board this blog train, but I just haven’t felt inspired yet. I told Jacob and Zane that they should do blog entries on each one of their bikes, and I figured I might as well join in. I’m going to write a blog entry on each one of my bikes (I think there’s nine now….maybe…).
This first bike is pretty special because it is the first bike I ever bought from the Bike Project. I picked this up way back in 2014 when i was just a volunteer while I was in grad school. Its a 2001 Jamis Dragon.
So this is my first “real” mountain bike. Let me go ahead and be up front here, I suck at mountain biking so this is probably the only mountain bike I will ever need, but I’ve got a couple more (we’ll see them later). It has a full XT groupset and the MT760 dual control shift levers. If you’ve never used those, they are weird, but cool. Some of the things about this bike have changed over the years, it no long has the amazing Manitou fork that came stock with it, but maybe one day I’ll upgrade the shock on it. This bike is also made out of Reynolds 853 steel which is very high quality steel, I’ve got a bit of a thing about steel bikes so even if I didn’t have sentimental value with this bike I’d probably keep it due to the type of steel its made out of. So that’s my Dragon.
Don’t forget we’ve got Beers and Gears upcoming! Jan 24th. This event is really fun and a great way to meet some kick ass people. Get your tickets here!
The Community Bike Project Omaha is holding a one-night only bike-themed art show! We’re looking for artists and makers and crafters who are inspired by bikes and want to support the bike shop’s community building efforts by participating in the art show. Bring your awesome bike-centric artwork to display and sell at the shop, all submissions will be accepted! ExhiBIKEtion is an all-ages art show, and youth are encouraged to submit art!
Artwork can be dropped off during open shop hours until March 21st.
The shop will be closed on Thursday January 18th, Friday January 19th, and Saturday January 20th. Our Shop Manager will be having some back surgery so he’ll need a few days of recovery to get back at it. Sorry for any inconvenience!