The shop schedule for the rest of August and for September is as follows:
Sundays: August 25, September 1, 8, 22, and 29: Shop Open Noon to 4 PM (closed September 15)
Tuesdays: August 27, September 3, 17, and 24: Shop Open 5 PM to 8 PM (closed September 10)
Thursdays: August 29: September 3, 19, and 26: Shop Open 5 PM to 8 PM (closed September 12)
There are several special events coming up. Here is the list:
August 23: All day at the ReUse MN booth at the Minnesota State Fair Eco Building. We also put on a show on the Sustainability Stage in the Eco Building at 2 PM on August 23 where you can win fabulous prizes.
September 7: University of MN ReUse Center Bicycle Sale. The sale runs from 10 AM to Noon, but plan on arriving no later than 8 AM for best selection. This sale is popular and bicycles sell out.
September 8: St. Paul Classic Bike Tour. Come visit us at our information table at University of St. Thomas.
September 14 and 15: All British Cycling Event. On September 15 we will have a special sale on vintage bike parts in the parking lot of Barley John’s Brew Pub in New Brighton around 9 AM. Come cheer on Mr. Michael as he competes in the Gravity Race and Pastry Joust.
September 16: The wait list for gift bicycles reopens at 9 AM.
September 21: City of Inver Grove Heights annual recycling event. Volunteer to help the MMRB crew gather and process donated bicycles. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to sign up to help.
September 28: City of Burnsville recycling event. Volunteer to help the MMRB crew gather and process donated bicycles. Send email to email@example.com if you want to sign up to help.
Looking ahead, Cranksgiving 2019 is scheduled for Saturday, November 23 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1697 Lafond Avenue in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Registration begins at noon, riders are released at 1 PM to the sound of the church bell. This event is free, but riders should bring money to purchase food items to donate to the food program at the church.
As always, we can use volunteers to help out at the shop. Tasks include bicycle repair, dismantling bicycles, sorting parts, and cleaning the shop. If you want to volunteer, stop by any time that we are open and tell us what you can do. We will find you a way to help out. Hope to see you soon at the shop.