First – The BIKELIFE Festival was amazing.Check out the photos here. Heaping thanks to all the volunteers and mechanics that helped make this 2nd Annual spring break event possible for Hartford youth and teens. Coupling bicycle safety training with fun, efficient, and independent transportation changes the game for our future leaders.
Photo Credit – The Wonderful Andy Hart. BIKELIFE 2017
Second – May is National Bike Month – Spring is sprung and our wheels keep spinning. Check out the busy bicycle calendar for May in Hartford. We even tossed in an East Hartford Bike to Work event for good measure. These events are in addition to the regular DIY Member and Volunteer Hours at BiCi Co. and our recently expanded storefront hours. You can visit the storefront during DIY Hours too. We are starting to stock basic bicycle accessories and supplies to provide a much needed resource in our community. Check in at BiCi Co. for tires, tubes, cables, and chains. We’ll keep you rolling!
Wednesdays- Member and Volunteer DIY Hours, 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays – Member and Volunteer DIY Hours, 1:30-5:30pm
Storefront Hours – You can visit the 97 Park Street BiCi Co. storefront during DIY Hours and our recently added afternoon hours, Monday through Friday. As we continue to expand storefront hours, we will announce on the BiCi Co. Facebook page.
Bicycle Commuting 101 Lunch and Learn Sessions – I-Quilt Innovation Center on Central Row near the Old State House, 12-1pm. May 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.
Hartford Slow Rolls – There will be two Slow Roll’s in May. The first is May 6th and ends nearby at La Fonda restaurant on Franklin Ave. The 2nd Slow Roll is Saturday May 20th. After the ride we’ll watch a movie in the BiCi Co. alley. Both rides meetup at 5pm at 97 Park Street. BYO-Bike or rent one from BiCi Co.
Hartford Streets Happy Hour – Tuesday, May 9th at 50 Elm Cafe and Spirits. Special guest – Francisco Gomes, longtime Hartford resident and multimodal transportation expert at Fitzgerald Halliday.
REI Used Bicycle Donation Drive, Saturday, May 13th – Do you have a bicycle shop quality used bike in your garage that needs a new home? REI and BiCi Co. are collaborating on a bicycle collection to put lonely bicycles back to use. Bicycles will be collected between 10am and 6pm at the REI location in West Hartford.
Wednesday, May 17th – The Ride of Silence – On May 17th a group of cyclists and bicycle commuters will meet for a slow ride of remembrance and respect for those injured and killed while using our streets. 6:30pm meetup at the West Hartford Town Hall.
Friday, May 19th – Downtown Hartford Bike and Walk to Work Breakfast. This annual meetup is the biggest bike to work gathering of the year and is held at the Old State House from 7-9am. BiCi Co. will be onsite with bicycle lights and program information.
Thursday, May 25th – East Hartford Bike, Walk, or Bus to Work Breakfast. Meetup with other sustainable commuters for a bagel and coffee on Main Street. Co-sponsored by Goodwin College and the P&W Cycling Club. 6:30-9am, at 349 Main Street near the Goodwin College Community Garden plots.