April Shop Schedule is as follows:
Sundays – April 2, 9, 23, and 30 – Shop open Noon to 4 PM (Closed April 16 for Easter)
Tuesdays – April 4, 11, 18, and 25 – Shop open 5 PM to 8 PM
Thursdays – April 6, 13, 20, and 27 – Shop open 5 PM to 8 PM
Saturday, April 22 – Green Expo at Schwann Center, National Sports Center, Blaine. We will have a booth there, stop by and see us.
Saturday, April 29 – Recycling events at Andover and St. Francis. Volunteers needed, call 651-641-1037 for more info.
Spring has sprung! Definitely an early spring for us, and the shop has been super busy with paid repairs and bicycle sales. The calls are coming in to get on our wait list for a gift bicycle. Sales-wise, March 2017 was the second largest revenue month in MMRB’s 9 year history. Speaking of 9 years, the 9-year anniversary of opening MMRB is coming up May 1. We will most likely celebrate on Sunday, April 30. Of course, every day is a celebration at MMRB – the most fun bike shop in town.
We have signed up for the 2017 Habitat 500 bike tour, so some of the charity portion of our revenue will go to build the bike.home. Every year a number of the riders on the tour earmark their donations toward raising enough money to build one house, which is designated as the bike.home. In 2016, MMRB provided free bicycles for the people moving into the bike.home, plus provided a bicycle for a Habitat homeowner to use so she could ride the tour. It is her way of helping to give back to Habitat. This will be the 25th anniversary for the Habitat 500.
We have several recycling events coming up. We will be at Andover and also a crew will go to St. Francis on April 29. Saturday, May 6 we will be at Fridley. We can use volunteers to help us do tear downs at the sites. If you are interested, call me at 651-641-1037, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post a message to our Facebook page. These events are a blast, and sometimes you can even score some great salvage item! This is a way for you to volunteer on one specific date.
We will again plan on doing a free bike repair day at a homeless shelter, and also at Shobi’s Table (street church that meets Thursdays on Payne Avenue in St. Paul). While our shop prices are the lowest in town, homeless folks cannot even afford that, so we try to give them opportunities to get their bicycles fixed for free. For many those bicycles are their only transportation. We want them to be safe to operate. Info about these events will be posted here as well as on our Facebook page. Volunteer mechanics are always welcome.
We know how busy people get at this time of the year, but we hope you will take a few minutes to come and see us at Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles.