Each winter, Bikes for Humanity participates in the City of Portland’s Fix-it Fairs. A Fix-it Fair is a free, public event that connects Portland residents to local resources. Each fair involves classes for attendees, tabling with representatives from government and non-profit agencies, a free lunch, and free on-site services, including BIKE REPAIR provided by B4H and our friends from Bike Farm.
This winter’s first fair will be Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Parkrose High School, 12003 NE Shaver St, Portland, OR 97220, from 9:30am – 3:00pm.
I’ll be there.
This was the first external event I did with B4H after coming on board as a volunteer last year. It was a blast! The Bicycle Transportation Alliance provided spare parts and B4H and Bike Farm brought the tools and elbow grease. Attendees were treated to complimentary repairs and parts where appropriate. Volunteers were treated to breakfast and lunch. It felt great to apply my skills to help others and connect with a community of like minded people.
Whether you’ve got a bicycle in need or you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity, I hope to see you there!