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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$650 and Rising for Thomas Fire Relief… So Far

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The Thomas fire came within blocks of our new location at 490 N. Ventura Ave. While it looked like we might lose our space before we even had a chance to open our doors, the fire was halted and the building pulled through. But others weren't as lucky, and we saw an outpouring of help coming from Venturans. We wanted to show our thanks to those that were giving, so we offered a free one-year BikeVentura membership to anyone that donated $50 or more to The United Way of Ventura County. We didn't really know what to expect, but within two days, we saw $650 come in. 100% of these contributions will be given directly to the United Way, and BikeVentura welcomes eight new members! The fire still burns, and…
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BikeVentura Welcomes a New Executive Director

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We're growing, not just in space, but staff too! Starting this December, we have a new Executive Director: Joey Juhasz-Lukomski. The name is a mouthful, but for BikeVentura, the new leadership isn't hard to swallow. Joey brings a breadth of experiences and joins our team after four years at the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition where he served as Operations Manager for three of the four years. He brings his knowledge of not just successful advocacy campaigns, fundraising, and running Bici Centro (SB's own DIY community bike shop), but also valuable institutional knowledge and organizational structure. "We're going to grow, and grow the right way," says Joey, "with this new space I only see things going up, up, up, and we're going to run a tight ship." Joey also understands that while he is…
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