• Volunteers Needed for CXNATS, Jan 2nd to Jan 8th

     Hartford is hosting the Cyclocross National Championships

    BiCi Co. Needs Volunteers!

    We need your smiling faces at BiCi Co. to ramp up the DIY workshop hours during the full week of races.   The shop will be open from 11am-7pm on Monday, January 2nd through Saturday the 7th.  Hours will be extended to 8:30pm on Monday (Jan 2nd, Women’s Hours) and Wednesday (Jan 4th).   To celebrate #CXNATS race weekend BiCi Co. is hosting an onsite happy hour on Saturday, January 7th from 5:00-8:00pm with a live podcast and pro-racer panel on the 3rd floor and a bicycle art show in the workshop.

    Ken (Earn-a-Bike Alumni) demonstrates the BiCi Co. Smile!

    Ken (2016 Earn-a-Bike Alumni) demonstrates the BiCi Co. smile!

    BiCi Co. is the only bike workshop within city limits and will stock basic repair parts for last minute fixes and flat tires.  Racers and their mechanics will be able to use the workshop stands for bike builds and tear downs ($10/bike).  There will be coffee and camaraderie with our fellow lovers of two-wheeled, human power.  We are excited to talk bikes with a bunch of new folks.  BiCi Co. T-shirts will be on sale for $20 each – limited quantities.

    During the BiCi Co. hours there will be one Staff Mechanic on hand (+ volunteer mechanics) to assist racers, mechanics, and community members.  We will need someone at the front door to welcome visitors and community members with questions about BiCi Co.  The front door position will handle sales and the $10 / bike fee for DIY sessions.

    This will be our first week with expanded hours, and volunteer support is critical.   When not working with visitors, members, and CX racers our mechanics can get a jump on tuning up bicycles for BIKELIFE in April (photos from April 2016).  We’re targeting 100 bicycles and getting an earlier start this year.  If any of the CXNATS visitors want to tune up a bike for BIKELIFE, that would be awesome (and we’d waive the $10 work stand fee for your rig)!

    Signup for Volunteer Mechanics, and Mechanic TraineesLINK

    • Experienced volunteer mechanics and mechanic trainees.
    • 1-3 volunteer mechanics needed for each time slot.
    • We are scheduling the staff mechanics separately, so don’t worry that you don’t see them yet on the signup list.

    Volunteer Signup for Welcome and Front DoorLINK

    • This is a new role at BiCi Co.   Orientation and training available and recommended.  Mechanic skills not required.
    • The front door at BiCi Co. is vital to the mission of welcoming and connecting to Park Street, our neighbors, and other visitors.
    • Training schedule for front door volunteers:  Monday, 11:30am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-6:30pm.  Alternatively you can show up 1 hr early for your shift for on-site training.

    Volunteer Signup for the Saturday Night (Jan 7th) Happy HourLINK

    • We need 1-2 volunteers on Saturday night to help setup the space, welcome folks at the door, and let them know that there is art in the 1st floor shop.  At the end of the evening, volunteers will help cleanup and put things back.
    • Saturday, 4:30-8:30pm.  95 Park Street, 3rd floor Community Room.

    Do you want to get out there and volunteer at the races too?  CCAP needs hundreds of volunteers to execute the events during the week.  You can sign up here!


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