Keeping Manchester, NH, Bicycle Community “Bright, Seen, and Safe”
Queen City Bicycle Collective is giving away LED light sets as part of its Wrench-a-Thon 2019 work marathon
Manchester, NH – November 27, 2019 – Queen City Bicycle Collective (QC Bike; Manchester, NH) is giving away light sets for bicycle safety illumination. “We want to keep our community bright, seen, and safe,” says Tyler Glodt, Shop Manager. Conforming to New Hampshire requirements for after-dark bicycling, these light sets consist of a white light for the front of the bike and a red one for the rear. The lights come with long-lasting batteries, which can later be replaced for free at QC Bike on 35 Elm St., Manchester, NH. Light sets are available at the shop, and at the Manchester City Library, both the main and west branches, during open hours. Ask for these lights at the Information Desk at the library. Light sets will be available until the supply runs out. Donations are welcome and can extend the supply of lights..
Wrench-a-Thon is a dedicated work marathon across three days at QC Bike. Held annually, the goal is to refurbish bikes for QC Bike’s Earn-a-Bike program. This third annual event will be held across 28 hours between December 6 and 8, 2019. Wrench-a-Thon is open to any and all volunteers and supporters – no mechanical experience required – though many who attend already have some bike-repair experience. “These people have rolled up their sleeves and have ‘wrenched’ with us or helped us in other ways,” says Kyle Winters, QC Bike Board member. “People are the cogs that keep QC Bike rolling, and we’d love for you to help us in this year’s Wrench-A-Thon.” Volunteers often register for one or more 3-hour shifts. Shifts are loosely structured. Refreshments, including home-baked cookies and coffee, will be provided. Sign-up using the calendar tab at the QC Bike website, https://qcbike.org/calendar/, or just show up at the shop at 35 Elm St., Manchester, NH, Friday, December 6, 1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.; Saturday, December 7, 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.; or Sunday, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
QC Bike’s Earn-a-Bike program provides two Manchester schools with about 120 bike, helmet, lights, and lock packages to students as awards for academic and leadership excellence. These are refurbished bikes supported by grants and donations from QC Bike community partners.
About QC Bike Collective
Queen City Bicycle Collective (QC Bike) is now a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, community bike shop. The shop’s mission is to help Manchester-area residents ride safe and affordable bikes, and gain the skills to repair and maintain them. Think of QC Bike as an affordable do-it-yourself bike repair – and sales – shop. Bikes donated by individuals and community partners are cleaned and refurbished for sale and for the Collective’s Earn-a-Bike program. What cannot be refurbished is dismantled and the constituent components reused or recycled. Excess stock of bikes and parts are shared with other nonprofit groups. Nothing goes to waste.
Message from Kyle Winters
When? Dec 6th-8th
We made it! Dec 6th-8th marks our 3rd annual Wrench-A-Thon! If you are reading this, then you are the Collective. You’ve rolled up your sleeves and wrenched with us or helped in other ways. People like you are the cogs (get it?) that keep the Collective rolling (get it, again?), and we’d love for you help us with this year’s Wrench-A-Thon. The truth is, as we have been so fortunate to grow the number of people we serve, we need your help more than ever.
What is it?
The Collective’s volunteers, like you and me, put in 24 (28?!) hours of work in closed shop over the course of three days. Volunteers often register for one or more 3-hour shifts. More importantly, it’s a wonderful weekend of greasy bike refurbishment, gallons of Gojo, home-baked cookies, coffee, Tyler in a silly hat, and one shared effort to continue building community in Manchester.
Sign-ups can be found here
Shifts are loosely structured, so if they don’t line up perfectly with your availability, no sweat, just pick one that is close. Don’t want to click the link? Just let us know a time, and we will mark you down.
Oct 30 at To Share Brewery
If you ARE, or want to consider being, a supporter of your community bike shop, by
- $ (one time or sustaining)
- CHEERING US ON!
Come meet with us at
To Share Brewery
720 Union Street, Manchester
OCTOBER 30th from 5-8 PM
To Share is opening exclusively for QC Bike and you ARE or CAN BE part of it!
Come down and CELEBRATE! LEARN more about QC Bike and have some FUN!
We brought 8 very nice bikes to sell on Saturday, July 27 @ CNHBC swap @ S & W Sports!
|QC Bike Collective 2019 Swap Bikes July|
|700||Trek||1.2||white & blue|
|700||Redline||Conquest Cyclo-X||white & blue|
We delivered 28 swap bikes to S&W Sports in Concord for the annual CNHBC swap event, to be held on Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19th. This is a great swap and a source of serious revenue for Queen City Bicycle Collective. We encourage you to come shop and support this effort. Here is a list of our 2019 swap bikes.
|QC Bike Collective 2019 Swap Bikes|
|26||Gary Fisher||Kai Tai||yellow||$200|
|700||Kona||Jake the Snake||black||$600|
|24||K2||Zed24||blue & white||$125|