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NB Bike Receives 2014 United Way Mini-Grant, New Program on the Horizon

posted Jun 6, 2014, 4:50 PM by admin NBBC
The New Bedford Bicycle commi
ttee is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of recipients of this year's United Way of Greater New Bedford Community Building Mini-Grants Program. With this new funding, NB Bike will launch an ongoing program of educational "rolling' bike clinics. This project will focus on teaching bicycle repair and maintenance, safe cycling habits, and the importance of physical fitness. Rolling bike clinics are bicycle-powered mobile bike workshops designed to not only fix bikes buteach people of all ages how to maintain and repair their own bicycles.

th the help of this mini-grant from the United Way of Greater New Bedford, NB Bike will be able to continue to enrich the local bicycle culture. We plan to hosthese clinics in cooperation with local community events by reaching outo local neighborhood groups, organizations, schools, and businesses. Through these clinics, NB Bike hopes to build stronger community ties, encourage cycling and promote a fun, safe, and healthy culture based on physical fitness and environmental sustainability.

Thank you all for your support and continued commitmento community building through bicycle advocacy. We look forward to working with you as we move this project forward. If you are interested in becoming part of this new program, email David Civitarese at and let us know how you'd like to help. Further information will be made available soon. Meanwhile, don't forgeto attend our next public meeting at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18th at New Bedford City Hall, Room 314.