[dc-critmass-list] Shaw EcoVillages Chain Reaction Adult Bike Class/Other Info
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1. BICYCLE REPAIR CLASSES FOR ADULTS
2. CHAIN REACTION WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER HOLIDAYS
3. USED BIKES ARE AVAILABLE NOW
4. VOLUNTEER NIGHTS CONTINUE...
5. SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEER NEEDED
BICYCLE REPAIR CLASSES FOR ADULTS
This Basic Bike Repair course follows the Park Tool-School curriculum, with
Jan 6: Tubes and Tires: learn the pro's tricks for fixing flats.
Jan 13: Drive-train Removal, Cleaning, and Installation.
Jan 20: All About Brakes.
Jan 27: Adjusting Shifters, Derailleurs, and Gears.
Feb 3: Adjusting and Overhauling Ball Bearing Systems.
Feb 10: The Science and Art of Wheel Truing.
Classes run from 7pm to 9pm. The class size is small so students get lots
of individual attention.
The full six week course costs $90 and includes a folding allen tool, patch
kit and tire levers -- or you can take just one class for $20.
SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, so sign up now. Email: sev.noelpetrie at verizon.net
Phone: (202) 265-2019.
CHAIN REACTION WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER HOLIDAYS
The shop will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 5, when we will resume our
regular winter hours: W/Th/F 1pm - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm.
USED BIKES ARE AVAILABLE NOW
Now we have bicycles available for sale every day! Come check out the
selection. Call David at 202.265.0179 for details.
VOLUNTEER NIGHTS CONTINUE...
Wednesday nights, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, you can find dedicated Chain
Reactions volunteers organizing the shop and refurbishing bikes. Sounds
like fun, right? If its your first time, join us at 6:30 for volunteer
orientation. As a bonus, volunteers earn time to work on their own bikes in
our repair stands or take repair classes for free. Call David for more
SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Chain Reaction needs a Spanish-speaking person to assist with our Earn-A-
Bike (EAB) program starting Monday, January 26 and ending Monday, March 1.
This person would assist 2 teenage ESL students through Chain Reaction's
EAB Lessons. No bike skills needed.
The Shaw EcoVillage Project, a community based 501(c)(3), engages young
people in making their neighborhoods cleaner, greener and more livable.
Shaw EcoVillage has two main goals, to develop leadership skills and job
readiness in young people, and foster the growth of expertise in
environmental stewardship, smart growth and equitable development on the
local level. We accomplish this through two programs, the EcoDesign Corps
and Chain Reaction.
In EcoDesign Corps, high-school students, ages 14 19, design and
implement projects that make the Shaw and nearby neighborhoods of
Washington, DC cleaner, greener and more livable for all residents.
Students participate in internships and fellowships where they apply their
critical thinking skills to solve real-life community issues. Participants
focus on issues of : Clean Water, Air and Land · Community Pride and
Identity · Health and Wellness · Equitable Development · Public Space ·
Chain Reaction educates young people about the role of the bicycle in
sustainable communities and provides the residents of Shaw with safe,
affordable, and pollution-free transportation. Chain Reaction trains
youth, ages 9-19, in bicycle mechanics and safe riding skills through
educational programs; and provides job training and promotes bikes as
affordable, healthy transportation in its community bike shop. Our
programs provide young people with invaluable professional skills including
project research, problem solving, consensus building, action planning,
implementation, evaluation and presentation.
For more information please contact us at: Shaw EcoVillage, 1701 6th St.,
NW, Washington, DC 20001, phone: 202.265.2019 or 202.265.8899, fax: 202.
265.2842, email: sev.noelpetrie at verizon.net , web: www.shawecovillage.com
1701 6th Street, NW * Washington, DC 20001 * 202.265.8899 *
Contributions are accepted and are tax-deductible.
Contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign, Designate #7606
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