Our shop schedule for the remainder of March is as follows:
Tuesdays – March 10, 17, 24, and 31 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Thursdays – March 12, 19, and 26 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Sundays – March 15, 22, and 29 – Noon to 4 PM
Spring weather is here, which means we are very busy at the shop. The wait list is currently open, but we anticipate getting a lot of requests in a short amount of time, so if you want a bicycle, be sure to call soon so you don’t miss out. Be sure that you leave all the information requested on the voice mail. We get hundreds of calls, and we don’t have a lot of spare time to do follow up when people don’t leave all the necessary information. The needed information is your first and last name, your height, and a RELIABLE telephone number to reach you when the bicycle is ready. If you don’t specify a style of bicycle, we will choose for you.
We have some issues that we wish to bring to everyone’s attention. First, we are still very short of storage space, so please do not bring large loads of scrap bicycles to the shop. We lack the space and the time to process them. It also costs us money to dispose of them. We appreciate your desire to help us and to reuse bicycles, but some bicycles are just too far gone to save and processing them takes away time from repairing the bicycles that we give to those in need. We also have had issues of late with folks leaving bicycles outside our shop when we are not there. This is also not helpful because we have to hold them to check and make sure that they weren’t stolen, which takes precious storage space away from the bicycles we will give away. We also have issues with people coming to the shop outside our regular hours and expecting us to help them, even though we are closed. There are times when we have a lot of things to get done that we can’t do when we are open to the public, so please respect our time and don’t come to the shop outside our regular hours unless you have an appointment. We seldom complain, but there has been a large increase in these sorts of issues, so we respectfully request your cooperation. We want to give away as many bicycles as possible.