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Bike Friday Newsletter #72
May 2015

   
     
Bike Friday

May is BIKE MONTH
Share the Joy of Cycling
Bike Friday Owners Earn Double Referrals during Bike Month; Save $100 on Shipping 
--Nominate a Non-Profit to earn a FREE Haul-a-Day

   
     
     

Share the Joy of Cycling 

PHOTO: Maria Contreras Tebbutt (center) runs the Bike Garage in Woodland, California to promote cycling to her Hispanic Community.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Maria Contreras Tebbutt was one of the first to order a Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, which she uses to promote cycling in her Hispanic Community in Woodland, California. To help celebrate Bike Month, Raz visited her shop on a Saturday morning.]

By Raz

The sunlight pokes through some scattered clouds on an early Saturday in Woodland, California.

It's a perfect morning to climb on your bike and hit the inviting roads that spread into the beautiful countryside around the Sacramento Valley.

About 10 miles south, in the cycling haven of Davis, many cyclists are doing just that. You can see them on the backroads, clad in lycra and rolling in bright bunches.

Behind Douglass Middle School in Woodland, a small posse of volunteers arrives and soon used, refurbished bikes pour out of a small garage. A handful of volunteers begin to work on bikes.

Maria Contreras Tebutt arrives with two bikes on the back of her car. She bounces out and invigorates everyone with her boundless energy.

Maria runs The Bike Campaign & Bike Garage, a program of the Center for Families. Her goal is simple: Get the folks of Woodland to embrace cycling.

"Davis has a strong cycling community, and Woodland is next door, just 10 miles away," Maria said. "Yet we are worlds apart.

"The schools here are 75 percent free lunch. It's about 50 percent Hispanic. I chose to make this my target audience. I target Hispanic women because I am one, and I speak Spanish."

She targets them because she sees an opportunity to make a real difference.

"By introducing them to cycling I can have an impact," Maria said. "I tell them you have to spend $10,000 for a car. Imagine what you could have with $10,000 for food. Bikes can make a big impact to a family's finances."

Once Maria heard about the  Haul-a-Day she had to have one. It is a great example of what a bike can do for a family.

"Parents not knowing what their options are, or being able to pay for them, pose an obstacle to reducing car trips to schools," Maria said, pointing out the conga line of cars at schools each day is something she is targeting.

"When bike-riding young parents start driving themselves around during pregnancy, this trend may continue until they drive their kids off to college, and give them a car, too."

Maria points out that the exhaust output of one minute of car idling equals the output of three packs of cigarettes.

On this Saturday in April, Maria spends time teaching a young parent how to ride a bike. She does that a lot. She also encourages people who have a bike to try to ride more.

She spent 15 minutes talking about the benefits of bike riding to Andy, a parent who came to learn more about bike riding. A few days later, she heard back from him.

"I'm excited," Andy said. "I've finally ridden my bike to work this morning, and politely -- and proudly -- declined a car ride from a co-worker for lunch to that new sandwich place downtown. I got there (on my bike) with no time wasted on looking for parking."

Maria has two Haul-a-Days that will be the foundation of a Family Bike Lending Library she is working on to allow families to borrow bikes and learn how they can change their lives.

Andy will be one of the first to borrow the Haul-a-Day to pedal his 9-year-old daughter to school.

"People can change," Maria said. "They just need to know what all their options are."

 

Do You Know a Non-Profit
Deserving a Haul-a-Day? 
Nominate a Non-Profit to Earn a Free Haul-a-Day

We know Bike Friday owners are a special breed, and usually well-connected in their community.

To help celebrate May as Bike Month, we will donate a Haul-a-Day to a deserving Non-Profit that could use the versatility of an adjustable Cargo Bike to further its cause.

So Bike Friday Owners have until May 31st to nominate a Non-Profit. Tell us a little about the Non-Profit, and why you think a Haul-a-Day can make a difference for them.

Send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with that information. We will select a group of finalists, and have Bike Friday owners vote for the lucky winner in June.

 

Delivery dates are well into June. 
Save $100 on Shipping

Summer is on the way, and if you want a Bike Friday to enjoy wonderful days of cycling, you have to act now!

Our production dates are well into June, so if you want delivery before the Fourth of July, make your move.

If you order a Bike Friday by May 15th, we will give you up to $100 to apply to your shipping charges. That includes expedite shipping to get your bike sooner than later.

As a celebration of Bike Month, we are also doubling referrals for Bike Friday owners. Do you know someone who has been thinking about a Bike Friday? Give them a shout!

 

Tour de Lane

It's about time to make those summer cycling plans, and why not come out and visit us at Bike Friday?

The 2015 Tour de Lane is a great chance to see the summer beauty of the Willamette Valley, while seeing what makes Eugene such a dynamic cycling center. 

We will share our playground with visitors from July 31 to August 2, offering the rare chance to ride not one, but two supported centuries in the same weekend. 

Visit the Tour de Lane website to learn more and to register.

Bike Friday customers can earn 10% off their entry fee. Use the discount code is SPNSRBF while checking out.

Women: Intro to Touring

PHOTO: Bike Friday owner Sue Hall enjoying last year's Tour of California. 

Our partners at Adventure Cycling have a great cycling camp for women coming up July 19-24that will also give you the chance to stop by Eugene and visit us.

Introduction to Road Touring (IRT) course is two days of classroom instruction followed by a fun 4-day tour in this women-only course. This will give you the opportunity to test ride what you've learned in the classroom sessions.

Visit the Adventure Cycling website to learn more and to register.

PROMO CODE: 2329

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