Friday, February 19, 2021

The Brain Trust reopens, and the refugee bike project returns.

Over the last few months, working on bicycles regularly was very hard for me, because of two eye surgeries and the lengthy recovery time required after each one.

I'm happy to report that my vision is clear and I can return to wrenching.

PART ONE: The Brain Trust will be open for business effective Monday, March 1.
Please reach out to me via FB messenger to schedule an appointment for bike repairs and tune-ups.

PART TWO: The Refugee Bikes Project will start up again.

Beginning March 1, I can accept used adult bicycles and accessories for donation.
The bikes will be tuned up/refurbished as needed and then outfitted with patch kit, tire levers, and a working lock if possible. Bikes will be distributed by Catholic Charities to refugee families seeking affordable transportation.

As this is a hobby for me, I can't give you a receipt for tax purposes. But in the now five years that I've been doing this, a lot of new Portlanders have discovered the joy of sustainable, human-powered transportation, and that's really the point.

If you have a bicycle to donate please give me a shout over on FB messenger.
I'm also gratefully accepting working U-locks and heavy chained padlocks with keys (NO combination locks or cables, please), patch kits and tire levers, and rear racks in working condition.

Thanks so much, and happy riding!