February in New Orleans often means Mardi Gras! The city revels for a few weeks and peaks on that fateful day when we dance in the streets. It was grand. Between the celebrations and the cool damp air, RUBARB was pretty quiet. 

We had some new faces at our monthly volunteer meeting held on the third Wednesday of every month! We welcome all new volunteers who want to share their skills with the RUBARB community. Its especially exciting to see some new faces wanting to be involved because March 27 is our 5th Annual Fundraiser!! Details will be posted as soon as we have more but we are most definitely gearing up for our annual shin-dig. Music, dancing, drinks, auction items, SNACKS!! Please believe Lauren will be representing at the grilled cheese station.

If you're interested in volunteering for the RUBARB fundraiser or want to learn about how to help support RUBARB in other ways please email buildit (a) rubarbike.org

Its  been a great first month of 2015. We've gotten really good feedback about the new shop floor from regulars and new folks alike.  The weather had us shivering in the shop for a couple of days but its starting to warm up again.

Perfect timing for that because we're gearing up for Carnival Season here in New Orleans. That means King Cake for Snack Time!!! 

That also means that we're starting to plan for our yearly fundrasier in March 2015. Stay tuned for more info about the 5th Annual RUBARB Fundraiser...and yes there'll be a puppet show!!!

Good luck to David from Cleveland who's touring  and visited on the last day of the month.


November started off pretty cold in temperatures for this time of year in New Orleans. So traffic started to slow down in the shop. But we've been getting great donations from Bayou Bicycles and other individuals to help grow our inventory. Thanks for the donations!

The final NOLA Women on Bikes workshop for 2014 was hosted at RUBARB on Nov 5th. Ending this fall's series on bike maintenance skill building, hopefully more are to come in 2015.

Also douring Fringe Fest, RUBARB's crew of adults and youth took a bike ride to the Bywater to see a puppet show called "The Garden Variety Show."  Along the way they saw Mr Bailey who own's the building in which RUBARB operates. They went over the rusty rainbow at the end of Piety St and hung out in the park, and then got pizza at Pizza D's after the show! It was fun!