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Try-A-Bike Jamboree! Saturday, Aug 24, 2014

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Marko82

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Aug 24 2013 at 9:53pm #

Great event! Three cheers to Hyla, Dan, Bill, Colin and all the others for organizing and bringing their bike collections.

Also, I think we had almost two dozen folks not affiliated with Bike Pgh or Flock show up and try riding the bikes. Just bike-curious folks driving by or who saw the event in City Paper; and Aaron AKA bumper-bike!

Ps – peaches were awesome!


StuInMcCandless

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Aug 25 2013 at 6:43am #

I shot over 40 minutes of video, haven’t figured out what to do with it all. Those that are just me, I will post, but I don’t want to post anyone else without checking with people first. Snippets here and there might make a nice montage for next time. So if you have any video editing skills (mine are meager), hit me up, okay?


reddan

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Aug 25 2013 at 12:48pm #

That was hella good fun. Thanks to all who volunteered, loaned, or just showed up and helped make for a fine day.

And thanks for those fantastic peaches. :-)

Out of idle curiousity, did anyone get an overall head count?


Pseudacris

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Aug 25 2013 at 1:57pm #

The mountain bikes and obstacles were a fun new addition: who knew going over curbs and logs & such on a fat-tired bike was so much fun?

This event is nothing without many volunteer hours + goodwill + bike loans + Flock of Cycles as presenters…thanks to everyone for making it happen (although I think a Dan B gets a special prize for tireless enthusiasm and bike hauling).

We definitely had a bump in attendance due to the City Paper listing, but due to its brevity, some important details were left out, such as that it was all adult-sized bikes and that helmets were required. So several us lent our own helmets (ewww…but you can’t just shampoo away a concussion…)

The peaches were awesome.

I counted around 70 names on the waivers, including a half dozen kids who were signed in so parents could give them rides on the cargo bike or whose kids were tall enough to try a few things. That plus probably 10-12 more who had signed the waiver in the past year and didn’t need to do so again.

A few people showed up who were expecting it to be more commercial and run by bike shops and/or who were hoping there’d be kids bikes. So, those are areas that could be expanded, but it would be very hard to do without more volunteer support and/or financing.

Some bike shops/businesses extended very generous loans to this non-commercial event, which was well rounded out by bikes from individual collections. We had at least 50 different bikes and unicycles.

Special thanks to Thick Bikes, The Wheel Mill, Dirt Rag/Bicycle Times, RBR, Adam Solar Rides, Fiks:Reflective, the 321 Ride, Butler Wobbles, PAT Transit, Dan B, Colin B, Ben G, Marko, Sara P, Bill E, Mikhail, Fatguy on Orange Bike, Mary & Nate, Jimmy, Karen B, Marcel, Stu, Sarah P, Terry D and many other folks who meant to stop by, but stayed for a long time, pitching in or lending bikes they rode to the event.


hardtravelin

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Aug 25 2013 at 2:09pm #

Glad I was finally able to make one of these this year. Got to try out the tandem, a couple of the recumbents, both of the cargo bikes, a folder, the Krampus and that sweet single speed All-City. Had a lot of fun and look forward to next year. Thanks to all of the folks who donated their bikes or their time to make this happen.


dbacklover

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Aug 25 2013 at 7:11pm #

here is a link to my facebook photo album

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.524573670947433.1073741833.462775257127275&type=3

and my blogpost with photos for those who dont have facebook

http://www.fatguyorangebike.com/2013/08/try-bike.html

I had a great time and I loved riding the Krampus


edmonds59

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Aug 25 2013 at 9:54pm #

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edmonds59

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Aug 26 2013 at 8:48am #

The people who showed up to try the bikes were very cool. The old dudes who re-connected and met from distant compass points. The mother and daughter team were something, they had a blast. I hope that teenager has some sense of how cool her mom is.


sarapgh2

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Aug 26 2013 at 10:47am #

This was so much fun. Thanks for having it. And I found my new bike love-vintage Raleigh folder. We’re already arguing about whether to find a green or a red one. So cute!!


Mikhail

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Aug 26 2013 at 11:25am #

sarapgh2 wrote:We’re already arguing about whether to find a green or a red one.

The answer is obvbios — both! :)


sarapgh2

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Aug 26 2013 at 12:14pm #

@Mikhail ha! Husband just fixed up a green Raleigh sprite so I want a folder to match.


cburch

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Aug 26 2013 at 4:41pm #

i think my mom is totally sold on a mixtie now. thanks Hyla and Sarah!


Mikhail

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Sep 1 2013 at 3:47pm #

http://imgur.com/a/eVcf4 — some pictures


edmonds59

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Sep 2 2013 at 8:46am #

sarapgh2, if you’re still liking the Raleigh folder, I can probably make you a deal. Thinking of making some changes in the stable. PM me if interested.


sarapgh2

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Sep 2 2013 at 9:02am #

edmonds59, you’ve been pm’d!


Marko82

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Jan 15 2014 at 11:19am #

Me thinks it’s never to early to make requests…

http://www.butchersandbicycles.com/index.html


buffalo buffalo

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Jan 15 2014 at 11:29am #

btw, it hasn’t made it to the website yet apparently, but model info & prices were posted to B&B’s Facebook this week:
details: https://www.facebook.com/butchersandbicycles/posts/565526606870712
prices: https://www.facebook.com/butchersandbicycles/posts/565073386916034


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 16 2014 at 6:47am #

If we are repurposing this thread for 2014, can we please get the date right? My 2014 calendar shows that Saturday to be August 23.


reddan

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Jan 16 2014 at 8:34am #

To my knowledge, no date has been set for Try-A-Bike in 2014.

It is likely to be during BikeFest, and probably a Sunday this year (so those with lack of Saturday availability get a chance to attend for a change).

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