RUBARB had an amazing time welcoming visitors from out of town forBikeBike!2013 and celebrated with our Back to School Bike Bash!Bash! RUBARB hosted many successful (and packed!) workshops for 2 days and had an amazing party with food, raffles, a kids alley cat (kitten?) race... it ended with our highly acclaimed SHADOW PUPPET SHOW.
Some RUBARBians helped out with the 2nd annual Haunted House at the Community Printshop and we took kids to experience the magic (and gore!).
*friends from SIBLEY BIKE DEPOT in st paul, minn. came down with a penske truck full of bikes to scatter around to us and plan b! we each got about 65 bikes and we've been fixing them up to raise money for RUBARB. thanks to the folks at SIBLEY!
*end of the day bike rides are coming back and in full effect...
*a visting group came and did some painting projects with the kids, and they planted flowers around the shop to help beautify it.
*happy EARTH DAY!
* RUBARB participated in EARTHFEST again at the zoo, for the 3rd year in a row! a crew of rubarbians represented the bike shop while tabling at the event, and also got to explore the amazing exhibits at the audubon zoo. goooooo team!
*2 RUBARB members roadtripped up to Louisville, KY for bike bike! southeast, a regional gathering of community bike shop folks. not only was it very informational with lots of ideas being shared, but they got to explore the city and meet all sorts of fun people. rubarb represent!
*we finally got approved for 501c3 status, we are an official non-profit now!