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  • Mar 01 / 2020
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*Postponed* Annual Member Meeting/Board Elections 3-30-20

SAVE THE DATE for the Annual Member Meeting March 30th at Jake’s Stadium Pizza 7-9pm

KCB is member-controlled and we need your voices and your votes! Join us as we recap (and celebrate!) the 2019 season and share our ideas and hopes for 2020.

Want to get involved? Like, REALLY involved? There are several open positions on the board if you are interested!

Check out the KCB-Board-Application-2020

 

Please email toddskitchen@keycitybike.org with your application by March 16th, 2020 to be considered for the voting ballot. Board meetings are currently taking place the 2nd Monday each month at 7pm.

Membership is open to everyone. Each member receives a t-shirt with their annual renewal or first time membership, as well as, a vote at the member meeting.

To become a member:
• First year – $25 one time investment
• After that – $20 annual voting membership
Becoming a member of Key City Bike means you believe in our mission to Recycle, Reclaim, Empower! Membership is one of our main sources of funding. Your support helps keep the lights on and the bikes rolling.

  • Jan 02 / 2020
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2019 Volunteer Appreciation Party 2-7-20

Key City Bike is run solely by volunteers. Our volunteers run the shop, host events, plan, promote, educate, inspire, recycle, reclaim and empower!
This event is to recognize and thank our volunteers for their dedication to bicycle education, commitment to environmental sustainability, passion for empowering people and their service to Key City Bike.
Wonderful eats from Lucky Devil BBQ will be provided for all volunteers (anyone who volunteered at the shop during the 2019 season, whether for 10 minutes or 10 hours).

Awards will be presented at 8pm. Feel free to invite family and friends to attend.

PLEASE RSVP TO THIS EVENT IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.

The event is taking place February 7, 2020 from 7 to 10pm at the KCB shop.

Click on the link below to the Facebook event page, we hope to see you there!

Voluteer Appreciation Party!!

  • Feb 02 / 2019
  • Comments Off on Annual Member Meeting/Board Elections 3-18-19
EVENTS

Annual Member Meeting/Board Elections 3-18-19

KCB is member-controlled and we need your voices and your votes!Join us as we recap (and celebrate!) the 2018 season and share our ideas and hopes for 2019.

Want to get involved? Like, REALLY involved? There are several open positions on the board if you are interested!

Check out the KCB_Board_Application_2019

Please email toddskitchen@keycitybike.org with your application by February 28th, 2019 to be considered for the voting ballot. Board meetings are currently taking place the 2nd Monday each month at 6pm.

Membership is open to everyone. Each member receives a t-shirt with their annual renewal or first time membership, as well as, a vote at the member meeting.

To become a member:
• First year – $25 one time investment
• After that – $20 annual voting membership
Becoming a member of Key City Bike means you believe in our mission to Recycle, Reclaim, Empower! Membership is one of our main sources of funding. Your support helps keep the lights on and the bikes rolling.

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  • Jan 15 / 2019
  • Comments Off on 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Party
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2018 Volunteer Appreciation Party

Key City Bike is run solely by volunteers. Our volunteers run the shop, host events, plan, promote, educate, inspire, recycle, reclaim and empower!
This event is to recognize and thank our volunteers for their dedication to bicycle education, commitment to environmental sustainability, passion for empowering people and their service to Key City Bike.
Pizza dinner will be provided for all volunteers (anyone who volunteered at the shop during the 2018 season, whether for 10 minutes or 10 hours). Awards will be presented at 8pm. Feel free to invite family and friends to attend.
PLEASE RSVP TO THIS EVENT IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND.

The event is taking place February 1, 2019 from 7 to 9pm at the KCB shop.

Click on the link below to the Facebook event page, we hope to see you there!

Voluteer Appreciation Party!!

  • Oct 20 / 2018
  • Comments Off on New Hours!!
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New Hours!!

Monday:  3pm – 6pm

Tuesday:  3pm – 8pm

Wednesday:  3pm – 8pm

Saturday:  2pm – 6pm

  • May 29 / 2018
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Flying Penguin Annual Bike Drive

Every year Flying Penguin generously hosts a Bike Drive for Key City Bike.
Check it out and stop by to make a donation!

  • May 04 / 2018
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NEW LOCATION GRAND OPENING – MAY 12TH

We are so excited to announce the Key City Bike GRAND OPENING in our new location! Please join us in celebration as we officially open the doors at 204 E Vine St. in Old Town Mankato.

Saturday, May 12th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Stop down with the family for a day of music, fun, food and bikes!

Guided shop tours with info about volunteering and what we do at Key City Bike every half hour with our Executive Director, Acacia.

Free Bike Inspections – BYOB! Bring your own BIKE!

Music by Bee Balm Fields from 2:00- 4:00pm

Music by The Snaps – Jazz Sextet from 4:00-6:00pm

Pizza fundraiser from 4:00-5:30pm with the Bentley McGowan Wagomobile sponsored by Elaine Buhs – JBeal Real Estate Group. Enjoy a slice of pizza and a soda for $5 and all proceeds go to Key City Bike!

Thank you to our Grand Opening Sponsors!

 

 

 

 

 

  • Apr 04 / 2018
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Meet the Team!

We made bios to share with you! Learn more about the crew behind the scenes at Key City Bike below.

  • Mar 14 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Annual Member Meeting – March 28th, 2018
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Annual Member Meeting – March 28th, 2018

It’s time for the Annual Member Meeting and you’re invited! This meeting is open to the public and Key City Bike Members. KCB is member-controlled and we need your voices and your votes! Join us as we recap (and celebrate!) the 2017 season and share our ideas and hopes for 2018.

Check out our Annual Report by following this link: 2017 KCB Annual Report

The meeting will take place at The Eagle’s Club Ballroom located at 708 N Riverfront Drive.

Meeting Agenda –
6:30-7:00pm Membership registration** and social
7:00 -8:00pm Voting, 2017 Accomplishments, 2018 Goals, Site Visit

We will be voting to accept two new board members;
Joe Madson, Member at Large
David Sieberg, Treasurer

There are additional open positions on the board if you are interested in getting involved. Please email toddskitchen@keycitybike.org with your letter of interest by March 21 to be considered for the voting ballot.  Board meetings take place the 2nd Monday each month at 8pm.

This year, KCB Board Members and volunteers screen-printed the member t-shirts by hand to support our friends at the Mankato Makerspace. These are one of a kind t-shirts made with lots of love!

**Membership is open to everyone. Each member receives a t-shirt with their annual renewal or first time membership, as well as, a vote at the member meeting.
To become a member:
• First year – $25 one time investment
• After that –  $20 annual voting membership

Becoming a member of Key City Bike means you believe in our mission to Recycle, Reclaim, Empower! Membership is one of our main sources of funding. Your support helps keep the lights on and the bikes rolling.

 

  • Mar 01 / 2018
  • Comments Off on Volunteering at Key City Bike
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Volunteering at Key City Bike

Key City Bike is run completely by volunteers. Sweeping, scrapping, hauling, fixing, organizing, inventory, teaching, bookkeeping, outreach, fundraising, providing customer service; you name it, at Key City Bike it’s done by a volunteer.

Why volunteer at a community bike space?
It’s an awesome way to give back to your community.
You’ll learn about bikes; maintenance, mechanic skills, bike culture and safety.
To gain experience in nonprofit work.
To support environmental sustainability.
To fulfill school or community service requirements.
To meet new friends.

Do I have to volunteer to use the shop?
Not at all! During open shop hours the shop is open to anyone who would like to use the space and tools to work on their own bike.

How do I track hours?
Once you have signed up at the shop to be a volunteer, you will log in using your telephone number and hours are tracked through our software program.

Why track hours?
Tracking volunteer hours helps Key City Bike obtain funding for grants.
Volunteer hours can be reported to employers, schools, and probation officers.
Some volunteers choose to participate in the Earn-a-Bike Program. In the Earn-a-Bike Program hours are exchanged for credits towards a refurbished bike.
Key City Bike also offers a Volunteer Purchase Program, currently being revised.  Details will be shared soon!

How do I sign up to volunteer?
The first time you volunteer, just show up! We will get you signed up and put you to work.  If you are under the age of 14, you will need to have a parent sign a waiver and be present with you while you volunteer.  If you are 14 – 17, you will need to bring a parent for your first time to meet our Lead Volunteer and to sign a waiver. 18+ need to sign a waiver before starting to volunteer. Volunteer Orientation takes place every Wednesday at 6:00pm.
After that first time volunteering, you will use Signup.com to sign up.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

What if I can’t volunteer for the entire shift?
General Volunteers can volunteer for any amount of time that works for them.  Sign up through the link and leave a comment including the time frame you plan to volunteer. Sign up HERE.

 

Volunteer Opportunities and Needs

Greeter – greet people as they enter KCB, help new volunteers get registered in our system, assure volunteers get signed in, introduce volunteers to the Lead Volunteer in the shop, give tours of the shop and direct customers looking for parts and bikes to the “retail areas”, assist with office duties (filing waivers, organizing merchandise, general cleaning, etc).
We need at least one greeter per shift. (Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 2:00 – 6:00pm). Sign up HERE.
Age Requirements: 18+ with a signed waiver

General Volunteers – assist with tasks assigned by the lead volunteer. These tasks are to keep the shop running but are also meant to empower people through learning about bikes. Tasks include scrapping, repairing retail bikes, cleaning bikes, organizing and labeling parts, etc.
We need all the general volunteers we can get! (Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 2:00 – 6:00pm). Sign up HERE.
Age Requirements: 14+ with signed waiver from parent, if under 14 must be accompanied by a parent

Lead Volunteers – help manage and train general volunteers, assist with sales of used parts and bikes, assist community members with bicycle repairs, organizing the space (sorting tires, labeling parts, sorting bikes, etc), open and close the shop.
We need at least 1 Lead Volunteer per shift.  Lead Volunteers must complete training with the Executive Director before signing up for shifts. (Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 2:00 – 6:00pm). Email or visit with Acacia, our director, if you are interested – toddsktichen@keycitybike.org
Age Requirements: 18+ with signed waiver

Earn-a-Bike Lead Volunteer – help manage Earn-a-Bike (EAB) program participants: guide EAB participants through online registration, teach scrapping skills, tire changes, chain cleaning and lubrication, proper seat height, teach bike safety and rules of the road, maintain EAB folders with participants’ progress.
We need at least 1 lead volunteer, per 3 Earn-a-Bike participants. (Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm). Email or visit with Acacia, our director, if you are interested – toddsktichen@keycitybike.org
Age Requirements: 18+ with signed waiver

FTW Lead Volunteers – Women, transgender, femme, two-spirited, non binary identifying volunteers to lead other FTW volunteers in bike repairs and camaraderie; assist with and teach bike mechanic skills, help with programming and events, open and close the shop.
We need at least 1 lead volunteer per shift. (Mondays 5:30-8:30) Email or visit with Acacia, our director, if you are interested – toddsktichen@keycitybike.org
Age Requirements: 18+ with signed waiver

Build Night Volunteers – mechanically inclined volunteers to help repair and prep bikes for sale.
We need all the volunteers we can get! (Mondays 8:30-11:00pm) No signup needed, just show up.
Age Requirement: 21+ with a signed waiver 

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