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Sneak peak at the new Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery retail space

Sneak peak at the new Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery retail space

Posted on 27 Mar 2009 by James Willamor

video: Justin Ruckman; watch this video on Vimeo

Justin Ruckman and I were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the new 1,500 square foot retail space of the Trips for Kids Re-Cyclery. Donated bicycles are repaired, refurbished, and resold to the public to fund Trips for Kids. Saturday, March 28th, at 10AM the facility will officially open their new retail area to the public. The Re-Cyclery is located in the Area 15 arts campus along 15th Street at North Davidson Street.

What: retail space Grand Opening
Date: tomorrow, Sat, Mar 28
Time: 10 am
Where: Area 15

Details and slideshow after the page break.

Trip for kids serves several purposes. First, volunteers organize bicycle rides and mountain bike outings for children who are from at-risk communities. Also, Trips for Kids offers children classes on bicycle maintenance and safety, allowing children to earn their own bicycles. Extra children’s and adults’ bicycles that are repaired are resold to fund the charity.

Most of the bicycles are under $300 and some are less than $100. They have hundreds of bicycles for sale, including nearly brand new Huffy and Trek, classic Raleigh and Bianchi, and hard to find Nishiki, Panasonic, and Peugeot bicycles. According to Trips for Kids, their purpose is to “combine lessons in personal responsibility, self-empowerment, achievement, and community service so that kids are equipped with tools for building positive accomplishments and relationships within their communities and their lives.”

Comments

  1. Liz 27 Mar 2009 at 8:57 PM

    Whoa that’s a huge expansion! I went there a few years ago in search of a bike, excited about the potential of this place, but it was just a small closet then with not much structure. Glad to see them coming along so nicely with such great retail space! I’ll definitely be paying them another visit soon.

  2. KC jones 28 Mar 2009 at 12:54 AM

    Where is this chapter of Trips For Kids located? I’m in DFW, TX. I have taught 1000s of kids, bicycle safety education and skills. I’d love to share and expand the benefit of my experience and knowledge. I have a local tv show and would love to go national for our cause of bicycling benefiting the community. http://www.RUkeepingUP.com I would love to hear from you. KC

  3. Justin Ruckman 28 Mar 2009 at 6:44 AM

    I just realized how awesome James’s photos are in this post, dang. Cramming them all into a slideshow doesn’t do them justice.

  4. Justin Ruckman 28 Mar 2009 at 6:44 AM

    I just realized how awesome James’s photos are in this post, dang. Cramming them all into a slideshow doesn’t do them justice.

  5. JamesWillamor 29 Mar 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Thanks. I love the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens — a nice piece of glass for the price. Hopefully one day I can upgrade my camera body so I won’t have to always manually focus the lens. These are okay, but I’m most proud of the recent skateboarding photos. I shot those with a manual focus lens, indoors in low light, without a flash or tripod. I had to shoot over a thousand frames to get a handful that were nice. Adversity builds character, I tell myself.