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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Success!

Thanks to the valiant and unstoppable efforts of The Bike Cave's incomparable volunteers and staff, the mountain of junk bikes in the back yard is GONE! Two Sundays of sorting, three trucks and one Honda Accord full of scrap frames and wheels later and the Bike Cave is about 2000 lbs lighter and our cash box is $141 heavier! Thanks everyone who helped out, and a big thanks to Bogue Iron, we couldn't have done it without you!

And another success story: After nearly five years in the making, The Bike Cave is now officially a Kansas recognized not-for-profit corporation! It gives me great pride to welcome Derek Werner, Charli Lauer, Alec Jahn, and Jarrod Acquistapace and myself, Michael James, to the founding Board of Directors. We look forward to serving the Wichita cycling community for years to come.

And one last success story: The Bike Cave has it's best summer yet. We raised over $1000, sold and fixed countless bikes and had a lot of fun along the way. To celebrate the end of the season, we'll be throwing a party this Sunday. Normal open shop hours from 11-4, then we'll be grilling and jamming out to the Michael McDonald-inspired smooth grooves of local acoustic wizard Ryan Windham. $5 suggested donation will go towards renting a commercial shop space in the spring. A bike or box of bike parts will also be accepted in lieu of $5. Food and drinks will be provided but supplies will be limited so BYO is strongly encouraged. Hope to see you there!

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