News

Aug 31st, 2011
In July, Bikes Not Bombs sent fieldworkers Josh Chadwick, Ashley Leary, Zacorah Jackman and Aisha Shillingford to Nevis Island in the Caribbean to work with Donford Wilkinson, the Nevis Earn-A-Bike Coordinator, to organize and facilitate an Instructor Training Program with youth and adult participants. Donford and other local organizers identified the need to train more Earn-A-Bike Instructors throughout the island to strengthen the program and to keep up with the demand from young people for Earn-A-Bike programming. Read more...
Jul 26th, 2011
On Monday, July 26th, the Boston Globe ran a story on the new collaboration between Bikes Not Bombs and the Body By Brandy gym in Dudley Square. The headline read "Bike program gives youth a path for life." "Cheyanne Woodrow gets on a bicycle and, with instructor Taz Thompson steadying her, takes off tentatively, making ever-widening circles on the football field at Madison Park High School. She is 12 years old, and it is her first time on a bike." Read more...
May 16th, 2011
Bikes Not Bombs was voted "Best Local Cause" in the Boston Phoenix magazine "Best Of" reader's poll. Go BNB! Thanks everyone for your votes. Read more...
Apr 28th, 2011
Bikes Not Bombs’ first annual Building Momentum Breakfast was held on Wednesday, April 27 at the William Devine Golf Clubhouse in Franklin Park. With over 130 people in attendance, the event was a smashing success! Guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast donated by our friends at Ula Café and heard from Bikes Not Bombs leaders and volunteers, such as Bob Thomas, a Jamaica Plain resident and devoted volunteer and donor, who MC'ed the event, and Executive Director Samantha Wechsler. Guests also heard inspiring stories from individuals who have been impacted by our work, such as BNB Youth Instructor, Zacorah Jackman. Read more...
Feb 7th, 2011
David Branigan, International Programs Director, visited Ability Bikes in Koforidua, Ghana for two weeks in January to assess the project and provide technical assistance. David is pleased to report that over the past year, since his last visit, Ability Bikes has greatly progressed in skill and maturity. Read more...
Oct 11th, 2010
On Sunday, 10/10/2010, Bikes Not Bombs volunteers loaded a shipment of over 500 donated bikes and shipped them to the Prisoners Support Organization in Uganda. Read more...
Oct 7th, 2010
Bikes Not Bombs staff and community members have formed a cyclocross team and are sporting the new BNB cycling jerseys as they race. Races began in mid September and will continue through the winter, testing the physical limits of these brave riders. Already, Charlie Schubert has put Bikes Not Bombs on the podium three times by grabbing 2nd place in all of the following races: Gloucester, Sucker Brook Cross, and Quad Cross (men's CAT 4). Read more...
Apr 24th, 2010
Today, with the seventh annual Medfield Bike Drive, Susan Lynch and her family have surpassed their goal of collecting a total of 1,000 bikes for BNB. For seven years, they lined up newspaper publicity, painted signs around town, and put the word out in many other ways. For seven years, through rain and sun, they stayed late until all the bikes were flattened. I'm re-inspired by this family that set themselves a lofty goal, did the hard work to make it a reality, and show no sign of slowing down! Read more...
May 23rd, 2005
Mother and son team wanted to do a community project that had a peace theme. Also, recycling anything, especially something as useful as a bicycle appealed to us. Bicycles are being taken to the curb on trash day and it’s frustrating for us to see. We found Bikes Not Bombs on the internet by doing a search on something like “Boston area”, and “peace”. It was a pleasant surprise. Our bike drive was done over two days, Saturday morning, and Sunday afternoon. I think one full day would be better, because we had to move the first day’s bicycles (50) off-site from the high school parking lot. Read more...

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