Bikes Not Bombs Presentation Wrap-Up
We had a wonderful presentation at Bikes Not Bombs world headquarters last night! We managed to fill the room and use up every spare chair they had available. It was wonderful to meet some readers who have been following us from the very beginning of our trip up to now. It was also great that so many people that had attended had never been to Bikes Not Bombs before. Here are some snaps from last night.
Rolling up into BNB HQ.
The quiet before the storm.
Workstands and parts used by the youth programs. BNB has been one of the most organized bicycle non-profits we’ve ever seen!
Youth program leaders debrief after taking some kids out on the street.
Time to set up the chairs.
The room started to fill up quickly.
Mohammed and Abdul, two youth educators, helped out with the raffle tickets for some awesome giveaways.
The Bikes Not Bombs staff that was on hand at the event. Thanks guys!
It was a crowded house with about 65 attendees making for a great lively discussion.
Some lucky attendees got some snazzy new Klean Kanteens for their bikes.
We got to meet some of our longtime readers. This is Laura with Bill, who made a two hour drive from Cape Cod to see us. He’s about to embark on his own cross-country bicycle tour in a few months.
For us, the best part of the presentation is the one-on-one discussions afterwards. It is really humbling and heartwarming to hear from people who have been inspired by our journey to take their own. I don’t think Laura and I had any inkling about what our simple bike ride would morph into after all these months. You don’t get the sense you’re reaching as many people as you are when you’re writing a blog post at a campsite in the middle of nowhere.
Thank you to everyone who attended last night or any of our other events and presentations. If reading our site or attending one of our presentations has inspired to hit the road, we’d love to hear from you via email or in the comments!
Bikes Not Bombs Bike Shop » Winter Commuting Clinic Nov. 4 + bike repair classes October 30, 2010 at 11:24 am
[…] room only! Check out their great photos and re-cap of the evening over at their blog, here: https://www.pathlesspedaled.com/2010/10/bikes-not-bombs-presentation-wrap-up/Thanks to Russ and Laura for generously sharing their trip with thousands of readers, and thanks to […]
Caleb October 31, 2010 at 9:35 pm
Wow, looks like a great organization. So many bikes and bike tools! Amazing!
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Thank you for an inspiring presentation and showing us some of the most captivating images seen from a bike. Your 9600 miles of stories and images could be expanded from your ebook to a full featured printed book. Contact me if it’s something you’d like to do. I know someone in book publication that may be able to help. I’m already planning to make purchases to help support you. I’m planning to take my own tour though much shorter just around New England someday.
I’m a photographer myself (though I specialize in things that don’t move and haven’t in thousands of years) and plan on documenting my short tour hoping to head some of the lessons you’ve learned. Thanks to bikes not bombs for hosting and to your great presentation.