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Boise Bicycle Project Birthday

Saturday, Oct. 12

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As the wheels on the VW bus go round and round, time keeps rolling on for Boise Bicycle Project. Now at the ripe old age of 6, the local bicycle-promoting nonprofit is celebrating its birthday Saturday, Oct. 12, by channeling the counterculture of the '60s that made socially conscious organizations like BBP cool.

The birthday bash starts at 5 p.m. with a tour of BBP's remodeled headquarters near Boise State University. Following the tour of the shop where volunteers rehab bikes for low-income kids, refugees and those in need, the whole party pedals itself to The WaterCooler (on the corner of Idaho and 14th streets) to raise a few glasses to the organization that has been voted Best of Boise Best Local Nonprofit for five years running.

In true BBP style, the bash buffet includes beer and munchies from Funky Taco and Guru Donuts. DJ Dusty C will provide a soundtrack and partygoers can take home a commemorative sticker.

And since every party is more fun when costumes are involved, everyone is encouraged to dress in his or her most psychedelic duds.