Monday, December 13, 2010

The Iowa City Bike Library will be closed from December 19, 2010 through January 21, 2011

Monday, November 15, 2010

Volunteer Party!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bike Library Joins Neighborhood Night Out - August 3, 2010

Brad, Zardon, Miles, Talia and I helped organize a very large bike check-out to the kids on Broadway Street in Iowa City I was working on something else and came upon some photos taken by kids from the neighborhood and thought I'd post them here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Job with Bike Library and Americorps

AmeriCorps Summer Opportunity with the Bike Library

The Iowa City Bike Library is currently seeking a motivated individual interested in working with our organization as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate. The position requires a full-time commitment of 8 to 10 weeks over the summer months. You will be working closely with our core of Bike Library volunteers and other VISTAs in the area. This is a wonderful opportunity for a summer of service in an exciting and rewarding environment. There is paid compensation as well as eligibility for an education award at the end of your term of service.

To be eligible:
Summer Associates must be at least 18 years of age at the time of placement.
Be a U.S. Citizen, National or Legal Resident.
Able to commit and serve on a full-time basis for 8-10 weeks.
Not have outside employment during time of service.

Monthly Living Stipend of $858/Month.
Education Award of $1,132.

For more information contact:
Bradley Parsons, AmeriCorps VISTA
Iowa City Bike Library Volunteer Coordinator

To apply:
Call Linda Yanney, Johnson County VISTA Team Leader (319) 625-2117

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Farmer's Market Fix a Flat with the Fix-it Stand!

Learn how to fix a flat tire with the new fix-it stand installed outside New Pioneer. Erin Fleck will give a demonstration during the first Farmer's Market, May 1, 2010, at 10 a.m.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Bike Libraries in the News

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Has Arrived!

There was a lineup outside the BL yesterday morning! Fortunately, we had a pretty decent supply of bikes to check out. We have a great group of volunteers and I think we're ready for a busy spring and summer. Meanwhile, enjoy a couple of pics take by our youngest volunteer, Elinor.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Renovations... Bring On The New Decade!

We've been hard at work at the Bike Library during our shutdown. We've added a third workbench and much additional storage for wheels, parts, handlebars, forks and such. We had a wonderful donation yesterday of a typeset cabinet that will be perfect for sorting and storing small parts and bits. A big thanks to everyone that pitched in to remake the space.

Special thanks to Nathan Shepherd and Brad Parsons for bringing the

Here are a couple of pictures. The first is from yesterday and the second is from when we first moved into the space (2005)