Boise Bicycle Project is a titan of local nonprofits. Since 2007, BBP volunteers have recycled unwanted bike parts and built works of art. Some of these bikes are then sent back to the community. To date, 1,100 bikes have been given to low-income children and refugees.
In addition to making dreams come true, BBP helps to keep money local, often partnering with local businesses to raise money. BBP truly believes that Boise, through community participation, can become a thriving bike community.
Now it's your turn to give back. Love bikes? Think you can ride the fastest? Got eyes like a hawk? Well, prove it. On Saturday, May 14, local sponsors AmeriCorps, Shu's Running Company and Boise Bike Wrench are hosting Ride and Seek, an event that will showcase badass bike skills. As its name suggests, Ride and Seek is a bicycle scavenger hunt and courses range from one to three miles, which are perfect for both serious bikers and families. Participants will ride around Veterans Memorial Park in search of clues and receive a prize when finished. And after all that searching, there will be snacks and a raffle.
All the proceeds from both the scavenger hunt and raffle will benefit BBP. And don't forget to bring spare bike parts you may have--BBP wants those, too.