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Mar 18th, 2013
Read about Ashley Leary's story, from participant to program director, and support pathways to leadership for more youth when you donate now! Dear Supporter, Read more...
Jan 20th, 2013
Check out a recent Huffington Post story about Bikes Not Bombs. Read more...
Jan 14th, 2013
On December 1st 2012, Bikes Not Bombs loaded our 50,000th bike for international shipment. An outstanding crew of volunteers attended to help load the shipment which is headed to our partner, Ability Bikes Cooperative, in Ghana. Amidst excitement and celebration, Bikes Not Bombs' founder Carl Kurz loaded the 50,000th bike, and spoke about the beginnings of Bikes Not Bombs and its steady growth over the past 28 years. Read more...
Nov 6th, 2012
Almost 80 people attended Bikes Not Bombs’ second annual Building Momentum Breakfast on Wednesday, October 24 at Space with a Soul Loft on Summer Street in downtown Boston.   Guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast donated by our friends at Ula Café and Barrington Coffee and heard from Bikes Not Bombs leaders, such as Neil Leifer, a devoted volunteer and donor, our own Elijah Evans (Director of Youth Programs) who emceed the event, and Executive Director Jodi Sugerman-Brozan. Read more...
Nov 5th, 2012
This video was made by Sarah Gay in 2012 as an overview of Bikes Not Bombs' youth programs, international partners and Bike Shop. Additional videos about specific international projects can be seen on our international pages. Read more...
May 21st, 2012
The Amuru Health Worker Mobility Project in Northern Uganda is in high gear! Read more...
Apr 6th, 2012
Annual reports Our annual reports summarize the work that we do each year and highlight our various program accomplishments. Each report also provides a financial overview of our revenue and expenses.  Read more...
Mar 9th, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PLEASE REPOST WIDELY   Bikes Not Bombs Takes Peaceful Path to Restoring Health and Access in Northern Uganda; Responds to KONY2012 March 9, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts Read more...
Feb 16th, 2012
As On The Move Coalition and MassPIRG's own Lizzi Weyant puts it in the above editorial, the proposed MBTA fare increases and service cuts promise to fall hardest on those most vulnerable - youth, seniors, persons with disabilities, and people in low-income communities and communities of color - and they only close the budget gap for one year. Here are some numbers from the proposals (full listings available from MBTA.com): Read more...
Feb 10th, 2012
Bikes Not Bombs' team of youth organizers, also known as B.O.C.A. are fundraising for a mobile bike shop to reach youth in neighborhoods without bike services. Read more...
Dec 12th, 2011
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. In addition to speaking at various community events, B.O.C.A. has two big projects lined up. They'll hit New York City over MLK Weekend for the 2nd Annual Youth Bike Summit where they are giving a presentation on Youth Led Social Entrepreneurship. Read more...
Oct 19th, 2011
Bikes Not Bombs was voted "Best Nonprofit Agency" and "Best Environmental Group" in the Jamaica Plain Gazette's annual "Best of JP 2011" awards!! Thank you to everyone that voted for us and thank you to everyone that helps make Bikes Not Bombs' work possible! Read more...
Oct 19th, 2011
Dear Friends,  It is with mixed emotions that we write to you today. Samantha Wechsler, the exceptional Executive Director of Bikes Not Bombs for the last three years, is leaving the organization to pursue other interests. Read more...
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...

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