The Athens Bicycle Co-operative

Athens, Ohio has a non-profit organization of volunteers that fix and play with bikes. The intent being to create a community of people who can enjoy bikes to their fullest. To do this we need a very active and savvy bike community. We further this goal by fixing bikes, teaching volunteers about bikes, creating an environment where volunteers can teach themselves about bikes, planning bike related events, and creating ways of getting more bikes to more people.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paw-Paw Fest plus Bike Co-op

6 volunteers were at the Paw Paw Festival this weekend, as were a number of bicycles and tricycles from the bike co-op. The truckshaw and the grocer's trike helped take out the trash and deliver goods into and within the festival grounds. The rickshaw did a little bit of joyriding, and people borrowed the tallbike, unicycle, and chopper for some fun (and falls.) The local bike polo league (the Cougar-Bats) set up an exciting bike polo tournament of three teams. I broke two mallets within an hour. Our table for the bike co-op dispelled information, and we also managed to sell a few T-shirts, comic books, and pieces of bike jewelry. On the whole it was a success and a great time for all.

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