We have some incredible people who volunteer their time at Open Roads and once in awhile we have the chance to get together to share a meal and work on some projects. In the past, these events have been called Bikes & Breakfast and typically take place on Saturday mornings. With an increasingly busy program schedule, we thought we would try out a weekday evening and grill out instead- what a success!
Keith (Retail Coordinator) and Dave (Program Manager) gathered a handful of willing volunteers to work on building some storage shelves and sorting our bins of used parts. We were so grateful for everyone who showed up to get this work done. Alone, these projects would have taken us days if not weeks to accomplish. With our volunteer team it got done in two hours!
One of the best parts for us was seeing so many of our new and long-time friends meeting one another, teaching each other new skills (like how to use an impact drill) and even exchanging contact information by the end of the night. All of our volunteers showed up alone to serve- and by the end of the evening it looked and sounded like we had a handful of old friends on our hands. Thank you to Rose, Paige, Rajat, Paul, Kevin, Tim, Jason, Paul (Doc), Suzanne, and Ethan for coming out!
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Types of content you can expect to see from us:
FOR EXAMPLE: Wondering what happens with the bikes we receive that are a little "too loved"? We have volunteers who take them apart, scrap the metal, and save the good parts so that when young people (like our friends below) stop by our workshop and need a seat or a replacement tire on a random Friday afternoon, we have parts available for them to earn.
Shoutout to David Taylor and Dave Brown for their patience and willingness to do three things at once so these kids could get back on the trail and roads safely a couple of weeks back!
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Erin Denay, Executive Director - In Coordination with: Open Roads staff and board members, youth and parents, and dedicated program partners