It’s Bike Month! Is your bike ready for its spring & summer adventures (or just its everyday commute)? If not, you’re in luck – the new San Bernardino Transit Center Bike Hubitat is opening on Monday, May 9, from 12 – 6 pm!
In partnership with the Inland Empire Biking Alliance (IEBA) and San Bernardino Generation Now, Omnitrans is introducing the hubitat as a low-cost, do-it-yourself workshop where community members can learn to maintain and repair their bicycles in a convenient location.
For Monday’s grand opening event,extended hours and festivities are planned, including giveaways and a visit from community activist and coast-to-coast biker David Sylvester, whose “Hugs & High Fives” tours promoting kindness in the face of violence have drawn national acclaim. You can even be entered into a raffle for cool bike accessories!
On an ongoing basis, members of the IEBA will be on hand every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 – 6 pm, providing tools and advice for Omnitrans customers and Transit Center visitors. The group asks for a $5 donation for tune-ups and consultation; bicycle parts typically cost under $5 as well.
Be sure to join us on the 9th – come for the information, stay for the fun!
We had a lot of fun with our #bikeomni Instagram contest and enjoyed looking through all the entries. Congratulations to our three prizewinners!
Grand Prize winner Carlos Almaguer’s bike was giving him problems, so when his girlfriend heard about our contest, she urged him to enter. The odds of winning looked good, so he thought he’d give it a shot. Now he’s the proud owner of a Canondale Quick 6 bicycle from Don’s Bicycles of Redlands and Rialto. He also won three 31-day bus passes that he plans to give to his mom. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog article featuring Carlos.
Second Place winner Justin Herchenroeder will be attending Chaffey this year. His dream job is being a park ranger. He loves science and the environment and is a proud Eagle Scout. Justin won a $75 gift card to Don’s Bicycles and two 31-day bus passes.
Our third place winner Yolanda Jimenez had been going through some tough times recently and was feeling pretty unlucky. It was her son who finally convinced her to enter the contest, hoping that she would win the new bike. Although she didn’t get the bike, she’s happy to win a $25 gift card to Don’s Bicycles and a 31-day bus pass.
We want to thank Don’s Bicycles of Redlands and Rialto for their generous prize donations and for partnering with us on the contest. You can visit them online at http://donsbikeshop.com.