The Boise Bicycle Project has finally found a new home.
The organization told BW
it is in the process of signing a lease to move into a new, more functional location at 1027 Lusk St., near Ann Morrison Park. BBP will be locked into a five-year lease with the option to purchase the building later.
BBP made the announcement on Friday, June 5, adding that the unofficial date it move out of its current digs on the corner of Sixth and Front streets (in the old Boise Rescue Mission building) is on Wednesday, July 1.
In order to make the move, BBP has raised more than $15,000, but is still in the hunt for roughly $3,000 more in order to pay for the final costs of moving and setting up the new location.
To raise the cash, BBP is starting a membership program which will give members use of tools and stands in the shop, as well as discounts on parts and a free repair class.
And while the group has reached an important milestone, it still has a long wish list of materials it needs to keep the program going. One list item might just answer a question for many of us wondering what to do with our old recycling bins once our shiny new city-sanctioned ones are delivered later this month. BBP will use them to store bike parts and pieces.
Also on the wish list: Quick Books, cash register, markers, all kinds of tape, copy paper 27-by-1 and one-quarter inch tires, shelving, lumber and heavy-duty wall hooks.
For more information on the program, the move and the need for volunteers (include those willing to help move to the new building) check out the Web site