The RUBARB 2015 Back 2 School Bash was a blast!! With Caleb firing up the grill, Logan organizing games, and neighbors playing music we had a good old fashioned hootenany

Neighborhood bike race

BBQ fixins

School SuppliesDamyion

School supplies were distributed and lots of fun was had!

Come out to our next event or drop by the shop for open hours - Monday, Wednesday or Saturday.

Welcome to the July recap - and WELCOME Simbi Sakina Shoop Hart to the RUBARB family!  Simbi came early in the morning on July 25, 2015 - Liz is doing great! Caleb is doing great! Everyone is doing great and Ms Liz says she'll be getting little Simbi over to the shop as soon as possible! 

claires hand 2simbi and rolando

Other than that the shop has been steadily busy as we wind down and see the kids start to get back to school already! The summer goes so fast. Virginia, Ashton and Lashine did get to take a bike ride to Crescent Park in the Bywater and enjoy the cool river breeze after a Saturday open shop.

Lashine Ashton

In August, we will be hosting a Back to School Bash! Come out and celeberate the end of summer with RUBARB on August 22. Flier to follow :)

 

Summer time has kicked on here in New Orleans. To celebrate the end of the school year, RUBARB teamed up with our neighborhood school, Akili Academy, the New Orleans Public Library, and New Orleans bike advocacy group, Bike Easy, to host a Family Bike Clinic on June 5 at Akili. Several familiar RUBARB youth faces were seen in helmets, doing bike safety drills, and helping at the mechanics station. RUBARB distributed about 10 helmets to participants at the bike clinic. Congratulations and thanks to all who participated!

Summer time also means that RUBARB has temporary volunteers passing by and helping out at the shop. For the past four plus years, Tom Bilderback of the Vieux Carre Baptist Church has sent over a hundred volunteers to RUBARB. Thanks again to him and his steady stream of volunteers willing to share time with us at the shop.

Also, RUBARB took a boat trip in June thanks to volunteer, Logan, and his sea-faring vessel. Lashine, Liz, Chris, and many others took a bike ride to the dock for an afternoon on Lake Pontchartrain. That was a good way to prepare to go to the beach in July!

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