Most Important

Major changes & events that change the course of BNB.  Ex. New International Partnerships, Youth Program Development, Location Changes.

After hearing countless stories about youth members being stopped and harassed by police, Bicyclists Organizing for Community Action (BOCA), the youth activism program of Bikes Not Bombs, worked with lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, National Lawyers’ Guild and law firm Jason & Fischer to develop a training on the responsibilities of cyclists to follow traffic laws and their legal rights when interacting with the police.

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The Adult Earn-A-Bike program started under the guidance of Shop Mechanic Derek McIntire.  AEAB filled the holes in Bikes Not Bombs' programing to provide access to bikes for adults who identify as low income, formerly incarcerated, a recent immigrant and/or living in an area underserved by public transportation.  Modeled after our youth Earn-A-Bike program, Adult Earn-A-Bike teaches bike maintenance, safe riding skills, and gives graduates unlimited access to our open shop time, all condensed into a schedule that works for busy adults.

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539 bikes along with tons of parts, tools and accessories are shipped to Cycloville, a network in bike shops in Nairobi, Kenya.  These bicycles, spare parts and tools will be used to build the bicycle industry in Kenya, create employment opportunities for youth and grow the movement of cyclists in Nairobi to push for infrastucture and policy changes.

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Staff and Board members from BNB came together to assess and reinvision our Strategic Plan.

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Bici-Tec hosts the first session of the School of Appropriate Technology.  Three students, two from the USA and one from Kenya, learn about and create bici-maquinas.

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After a receiving many generous donations, BNB is able to expand into a much bigger space. The new location at 284 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain is dubbed "The Hub" and becomes home to the International Programs, Youth Programs, Volunteer Night, and office.

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Formerly the Youth Ambassadors, the five Youth Employees who spend their time spreading the mission of BNB are now called B.O.C.A - Bicyclists Organizing for Community Action.

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Bikes Not Bombs’ first annual Building Momentum Breakfast is held at the William Devine Golf Clubhouse at Franklin Park.  With over 130 people in attendance, guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast donated by our friends at Ula Café.

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BNB's storage space moves from "Building N" in the Brewery Complex (Jamaica Plain) to a new space in Dorchester's Four Corners neighborhood. During the summer after the move, BNB runs a monthly free bike tune up day in the parking lot outside the new warehouse. 

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Four youth, Derek, Will, Jelani and Abdul, and BNB Youth Development Coordinator Sarah Braker attended the first annual Youth Bike Summit in New York from January 14 - 16.

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