This Saturday was a busy day for Commonwheels. In the morning we hosted a volunteer day in Union Square, Allston in partnership with Jenae, a longtime Commonwheels volunteer. We handed out bike lights to passing riders and shoveled out bike racks, bus stops and crosswalks.
After the volunteer day we transitioned to an open at Zone 3. We helped clean bikes that had seen a harsh winter, put on bike racks, and all the usual fixes and adjustments. During the open shop, our board members and volunteers were setting up for our annual fundraising gala which had been hastily rescheduled due to snow. The gala kicked off our spring season with music, food, beer and an all-around good time. We were excited to announce our Volunteer of the Year, Dave Robbins!
We are so lucky to be in a supportive community and are excited to continue old and new projects designed to help keep people riding all year round.
Special thanks goes to many generous community donations including: Garlic 'n Lemons, Zone 3 "a Harvard sparked initiative," The Incomparable Liam Neesons, Mix Master Mully and WMBR Cambridge Radio Station 88.1 FM, our stellar volunteer Frank for staffing the door, Aeronaut Brewery, Downeast Cider, the CommonWheels Board, and everyone who came out on a snowy night and rode in the Chaos Box. Thanks also goes out to the Raffle and Silent Auction Sponsors: Coolidge Corner Theater, Stingray Body Art, Hub Bicycle, Boston Pedicab, Newbury Comics, Clay Room Pottery, Recycle Spin Studio, and Coolidge Corner Yoga.