Many thanks for the opportunity to address your group at the last
Allow me to share exciting news regarding the Sibley Bike Depot (a
nonprofit bicycle resource and repair center) reiterate my invitation
for collaboration between our organizations, and to again offer a
near infinite collection of frame and wheel stock to the bike
builders on this list.
I am happy to announce that the Minnesota Bicycle and Pedestrian
Alliance (the nonprofit that runs the Sibley Bike Depot) has hired
two employees and that starting August 1, the Depot should be open
all day, every day!� Rick McFerrin (currently the Executive Director
of the youth mountain biking program Trips for Kids) is joining as
our Executive Director (he will also be headquartering Trips for Kids
out of the Depot).
We have also hired a shop manager, Christian, who will be working
full time to ensure that our doors are open and shop well organized.�
Our exact open hours will be posted after Aug 1, but expect something
akin to M-Sa 10-8, Sun 10-2.
Moving from an all volunteer model to a staff model will not only
increase the quality of our customer service but will finally give me
a chance to have a social life and concentration on my campaign for
Secretary of State.� Please stop by the shop after August 1 to meet
Christian and check our our facilities.
If your organization would ever like to meet in our shop, or hold
bike-building workshops, consider this a standing invitation.�
Schedule directly with Christian after August 1 by calling 222-2080.�
Perhaps you might even like to have the whole use of the shop on a
Sunday Afternoon?� Those who become regular volunteers to our shop
can earn their own key.
We are buried in bikes.� If you need frame stock, wheels, or any
other incidental parts please help us unload!� We also have hundreds
of brand new tires of all sizes that were donated to the organization
and which we are selling for $5 per.� Stop by the shop if you want a
bike or two, or call Christian after August 1 to arrange pick up of a
Towards a more human powered future,
MN Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance, President
651-222-2080 Sibley Depot