We Raised $720 for Thomas Fire Relief

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While the Thomas Fire was ravaging Ventura County, destroying homes and seemingly out of control, BikeVentura called an emergency board meeting. We connected via our phones as some of us were miles apart, fleeing the area, or cut off from Ventura, we asked each other, "What can we do?" feeling at a loss for action. That feeling eroded quickly as we worked through a few ideas and ended up with one that we thought could help the most and help quickest - give a free BikeVentura membership to anyone that donates $50 or more to Thomas Fire Relief through our Website. So, we set up the promotion, not really knowing what would happen - and within 24 hours BikeVentura raised over five-hundred dollars. The promotion continued through the month and on…
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Giant and BikeVentura Partner to Donate Free Bikes to Fire Victims

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Giant Bicycles is generously donating 200 bikes to victims of the Thomas Fire who lost everything. The bikes are brand new adult Momentum iWant Park bikes. Ventura County provided a roster of folks who checked in at Poinsettia Park - and those that did can bring ID to the event to claim a bike. If you were not able to register at the park, you have a few options: (1) Register online here,     (2) Print and bring this form to the event,     (3) Register at the event Everyone should bring a photo ID to match affected addresses.
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Your Old Bike can Make People Happy

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This bike paid for: 2 hours of HUB staff time Pizza for Volunteers at our weekly Volunteer Night Wood for shelving at our new space on the Avenue Your old clunker hanging in the Garage, the bike your child has outgrown, or the bike you don't know what to do with after upgrading for Christmas - these are the bikes that can be turned into support for The Ventura Bike HUB. When you donate an old bike, we fix it up and sell it to cover the costs of making people happy. Volunteers, Staff, and the Community all benefit when you donate a bike, bike parts, or other bike stuff to the Ventura Bike HUB. Drop off your donations at the HUB during open hours for donations: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday…
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Fillmore Kids Get Bikes for Christmas from the HUB

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Some Fillmore kids got a special surprise on Saturday - a new bike from the Fillmore Bike HUB. We helped 12 kids get bikes, and the families were filled with gratitude. Jaime Ambriz couldn't have been more pleased, "when all the kids got their bikes, you could see them just smiling and..."he said, and his look of wonder as he trailed off said the rest. Thanks Jaime and to all of you who donated bikes to the HUB in Fillmore and Ventura, you're a part of making the holidays special for these kids (and volunteers) too! Our attention now turns to helping those that lost everything in the Thomas Fire - if you have an old bike to donate, consider bringing it to the HUB as another way to help…
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The HUB is OPEN in its New Location

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The Ventura Bike HUB has moved and is open for business. The devastating Thomas Fire set things back a bit, but we are ready to roll and serve the Ventura community in a bigger, brighter, and more beautiful space. Thanks to Rob Perks of Ocean Air Cycles for his generous offer to partner in this space. His workshop remains upstairs and we see a great synergy ahead! If you're looking for ways to help with fire relief, consider donating a bike to the HUB. For the remainder of the month and into January 2017, the Hub will contribute 10% of bike sales to the United Way. Staff and volunteers will refurbish it and sell it back into the community. The remainder of the sale supports The HUB - your community Do-It-Together Bike…
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