QC event 10/26 at Great North Aleworks

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QC Bike Collective Event on Oct 26th at Great North Aleworks  5 to 7 PM was created to celebrate and share our news and plans. Let’s get the room filled! The last year has been great due to volunteers, donors, partner organizations, staff and participants at every level.

We want to see you there!


New England Grassroots Environmental Fund  Supported QC with a Seed grant, a Grow grant and the prestigious KingFisher Award.

NeighborWorks Southern New Hampshire  Provides QC with space in center city for $0 rent and is QC’s fiscal sponsor.

Manchester Health Department  Organized and helped fund the Earn- a-Bike program at Gossler and Beech Street schools that allowed us to provide 162 bike packages to 5th graders in 2016. Anticipate needing 180 packages for 2017.

Granite United Way  GUW helped fund the school Earn-a-Bike program in 2016 and committed to funding the 2017 program.

Manchester Police Department  Changed policy in December 2015 to deliver all unclaimed and confiscated bicycles to QC.

Manchester Planning and Community Development Department  Approved funding for an intensive Build-a-Bike program for nine individuals through the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

John H. Sununu Youth Services Center.  Helped plan and secure funding for a Build-a-Bike program for youth to gain skills and a bike through on-site participation at QC with SYC staff support. This program is starting in mid-October and from what we learned at Bike!Bike! (North American bike collective conference) is pretty unique. Many well established bike collectives haven’t been able to get a program like this going.

NH Charitable Foundation   Awarded QC an Express grant to support ongoing open shop services at QC.

Queen City Rotary  Supported QC in both 2015 and 2016 with grant $ for tubes, tires, helmets, locks and lights for neighborhood youth at open shop times at QC.

Central NH Bicycling Coalition  Provided a grant for volunteer training in December 2015.

Recycled Cycles (Goodwill of Northern New England)  Helped fulfill the Earn-a-Bike requirements and provided QC with many unfinished bikes to boost the number we have available to work on and get back into the community.

S & W Sports  Huge resource to QC for materials and tools at cost and a wealth of information and advice (when asked!).

Photography by Tony Attardo  Tony has created a photo documentary of his experience with QC Bike Collective. Prints with be for sale at the event.

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