The Rockville Bike Hub (RBH) will host a bicycle drive on Saturday, June 11, between 3 and 6 p.m., during the Bikes, Brews and Barbecue event outside Revolution Cycles at 5750 Fishers Lane adjacent to the Twinbrook Metro. All bikes will be accepted but the critical need is for bicycles for children in first through fifth grade. Adult bikes will be used for education and volunteer training or donated to Bikes for the World.
In partnership with the City of Rockville, the non-profit, RBH recently gave away more than 30 bicycles to local elementary school children as a reward for performing a small service project. “In general, a bike gives a child a sense of independence and freedom and the ability to broaden the area that they can explore in their neighborhoods,” said Rockville Bike Hub Board President Steve Andruski. “Our hope is that, it turns into a lifelong activity and they become connected to the bicycling community.”
In addition to collecting bikes, the Rockville Bike Hub will be joining in the festivities at Bikes, Brews and Barbecue helping with bike safety checks, answering maintenance and repair questions and assisting with issue attendees might have with their bikes. Bikes, Brews and Barbecue will bring together lovers of biking, art, live music and great food and drinks at a block party on Fishers Lane. The event will have E-Bike demos by Revolution Cycles, bicycle crafts with VisArts and other local artists as well as kids activities and plenty of room to enjoy a beer, some BBQ and listen to music by Shirkaday.
The Rockville Bike Hub is a group of cyclists working to establish a community bike shop in Rockville, Maryland. Incorporated in September of 2014 as a non-profit corporation, the goal is to provide a place where cyclists of all kinds can go to learn how to fix and maintain their bikes, borrow space and tools to build or upgrade a bike or simply get advice and talk about bikes. To learn more visit www.rockvillebikehub.org.
About the Twinbrook Partnership:
The Twinbrook Partnership is a private neighborhood and business alliance that promotes the growing Twinbrook community in Rockville. Branded Urban by Nature for its proximity to Rock Creek Park and Rockville Pike, the Partnership collaborates with the community on environmental programs, the arts, biking initiatives, a farmers market, charitable efforts and more. Members include The JBG
Companies, Cambridge Walk II Home Owners Association, James G. Davis Construction and The United States Pharmacopeia. To learn more, visit http://www.TwinbrookUrbanByNature.com.