Current Operations Schedule as of June 2020

Dear Bellingham, well here we are in the “phase 2″ effort to re-open our economy. What a year it’s been! We will continue to exercise reasonable caution in an effort to minimize future transmission and potential spread of our new guest that may not go away for some time, the SARS-Covid 2 virus. Please observe and respect our restrictions and business policy regarding this still existing pandemic. We are open Thur.-Sat. 10-6 for drop off and pick up repairs, refurbished bike sales, and some over the counter parts sales. Our self-repair community tool share benches will not be available until further notice. Please bring a mask with you in case of close contact interactions with staff and pretty please be patient as our staffing is very limited and there is always so much to do and consider.

We are still accepting parts donations with these exceptions: no clothing or shoes, no worn out tires or 29er’ tires (we have way too many and we’re waiting for a 29er’ revival?), no tubeless tires with mayonnaise or whatever goo is in them. We will consider some 24” wheeled bikes or larger (adult sized) bikes, we may not be able to take everything you have as space is very limited in our shop.

We have started a new facebook group called “Free Wheels for the Children” in an attempt to connect families with kids bikes to give with families in need of kids bikes. This is strictly a sharing resource, $free-ninety-free, so no selling of bikes please (trading kombucha scobies o.k.).

We will continue to update this message month to month to keep our community in the loop regarding the details of our operations.  As always please feel free to give a call and leave us a message 360-255-2072 or reach out via e-mail, thepedalproject@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for all the support! Lots of love to our sweet community.  -The Hub


Aslan Earth day, and other stuff, too!


Its no secret that Kyle, Dennis, and Alex like to chat.
Always chattin’ it up, about all sorts of things and stuff.
We may have mentioned to a few of you we’d be having a “bike sale” on 4/20.
Well, we decided we’d like to make this a little more of a special day,
and we need some more time to plan it all out.
So it can be awesome, for you!
Saturday the 20th will be business as usual,
and keep an eye out for our Summer Sale!


Also, officially calling all local businesses to donate a sticker or two for advertising on our bathroom door, and foosball table, or both!


EARTH DAY CREEK CLEAN with ASLAN BREWERY

Join the folks from Aslan Monday 4/22 for a cycle-powered creek clean up! Meet at the Hub, 4PM. Click the link above for more info!

 


Spring hours start soon!

Starting on February 27th, 2019, The Hub will be open:

Wednesday through Saturday

10AM-6PM

We’re changing things up a little bit, and are opening our door a couple hours earlier than before.

 

we’ve aided our parking situation with the addition of some custom-made brass brazed racks, constructed from recycled bike frames.


Bike to work and School Day! AKA PANKCAKE FEED!

Come on down to the LAST pancake hurrah on the South Bay Trail!

The Hub Bicycle Shop presents:

The 2018 bike to work and school day Pancake Feed!

Friday, May 18th. 6:30-11:30 AM

* Pancakes * Libations * Music * Micro-cross race *

* PHOTO BOOTH * and duh, FUN! *


Pump Track in Bellingham!

Hello Hub fans, check out this information below posted by WMBC. They have some cool ideas to make our city even better.

 

Pump Tracks in our city Parks:

Bellingham residents, we need your help!

As many of you know, we’ve been working with Bellingham City Parks for a couple of years proposing that the WMBC build pumptracks in our parks. I’ve suggested and toured many sites with our Parks Director, Parks staff and even a couple of our city council members – who are all very supportive. After many visits, we narrowed the first location to an almost never-used grass field in Whatcom Falls Park that is near the playground, basketball courts, parking lot and a future bathroom.

Last Wednesday morning, Eric presented our Whatcom Falls Pumptrack proposal to the City Parks Advisory Board to ask for their recommendation to amend the Park Master Plan. Ultimately City Council will vote on that, but we are asking the Advisory board for a recommendation. You can see that presentation here: https://kevinmenard.files.wordpress.com/…/wmbc_wf_presentat…

Based on the amount work that’s gone into vetting the site and an all-star team to build it (at zero cost to the city), it felt like a slam dunk. The vote was tabled ’til next month’s meeting after a couple of the Board members didn’t agree with Whatcom Falls as a good location. In fact, this is a perfect location because it is surrounded by neighborhoods (rideable for kids to the pumptrack), we have 4 kids bike clubs near it, it’s near other facilities and has good shade which helps with maintenance While pump tracks might be considered an “emerging” activity locally, there are already hundreds built around the country in public parks (Santa Cruz has 7 of them).

Long story short, if you’d like to give our kids easier access to ride their bikes and get them off X Box / Social Media, would you be so kind as to write in support these types of opportunities in our parks? While Whatcom Falls would be the first location, we’re already looking at future locations with Parks Staff for various neighborhoods. As always, keep your letter positive in tone and express why you feel these will benefit our various neighborhoods. A well-crafted and civil letter goes a long way.

Please send your letter to the Parks Board and be sure to include our Parks Director and City Council: parksboard@cob.org ; cc@cob.org ; lbryson@cob.org


Locks for components

Pinhead Locks has come out with some nifty ways to keep your components yours. If you find yourself replacing seat posts and wheels more then you want to check out their link below.

Pinhead Locks Here!


Do you have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card?

Click the link below to register your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to The Hub Bike Shop. Fred Meyer will give a percentage of your Grocery Bill back to The Hub to further our programs. Its a win win win! Thanks for your support.

Rewards The Hub!


Cycling Rules! oh wait rules for cycling…

 

Road Rules: Are bike helmets required? Bike lights? Licenses?