The Community Spoke! is Closed

Published November 14, 2012 | By Alex

Hey everyone,

Thanks so much for a great season! This has been our best summer yet and we’re all happy and proud to have been able to do what we’ve done. However, due to a break-in and burglary at our shop, the Spoke will be closed indefinitely.

Tools, parts, and bikes were stolen. Please keep an eye out for a brown/copper colored ANT cycle truck with a 20″ front wheel and a very large front basket and an older steel turquoise Miyata mountain bike with an Xtracycle conversion kit. These are very recognizable bikes, and we use them to transport our tools and mobile workshop supplies to do free bike repair away from the shop. If you have heard anything about our tools or bikes, please email us at thecommunityspoke@gmail.com or call Alex at (910) 547-4843.

It’s very sad to have to close under these circumstances, but we will make every effort to reopen next season. Thanks again, y’all have been great.

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Bike Swap and Open Shop

Published September 4, 2012 | By Dorothy

Hi y’all!

On Friday, September 21st we’re participating in a sweet Bike Swap at Headquarters Boston, hosted by the Back Bay Cycling Club.

We’ll be setting up a vendor space so we can fund our plans for the winter when the donations slow down quite a bit. Of course, 100% of your donations/purchases will go directly into The Spoke. We will be selling our best, shiniest used parts along with $3 tubes!!!

We’d love to see you there, it’s supposed to be really great with lots of vendors and lots of sponsors with raffles and sweet prizes.

And don’t forget that tonight is Open Shop night from 6-9!

Y’all have made our summer amazing. Thank you and see you tonight!

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Women & Trans Night Tonight!!

Published July 16, 2012 | By Dorothy

Hi Everyone!!

Sorry it’s been so long since we’ve posted but we’d like to invite you over for some bike fixing tonight!

It’s Women & Trans night from 7-10pm, find the Facebook event here.

For folks stopping by for the first time, we’re at 10 Boylston Place in Jamaica Plain, right by the Stony Brook T stop. We’re the last driveway on the left.

Hope to see you there!

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Visit us at the Green Roots Festival this Sunday!

Published June 1, 2012 | By Dorothy

Hi Folks!

Come visit us at Bikes Not Bombs’ Bike-A-Thon/Green Roots Festival  Sunday June 3rd from 12:00 noon to 5:30pm, weather permitting.

If the rain doesn’t hold out, visit the above web site for an announcement (the rain date is June 24th) and/or our facebook page for a cancellation notice.

We had a great time last year, and we hope to see you folks out there on Sunday. Good luck to all of the riders doing the Bike-A-Thon!

PLEASE NOTE that the Green Roots Festival is on the first Sunday of the month, which is when we would usually host our mobile clinic in Central Square but WE WILL BE AT THE FESTIVAL INSTEAD. We may reschedule our mobile clinic for another time in June, we’ll definitely keep you posted!!

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Volunteer Day 5/26

Published May 24, 2012 | By Alex

Sorry for the late notice, but we’re going to be having a volunteer night this Saturday 5/26 from 6:30-9:30. Come hang out and help us get organized! Thanks a lot, hope to see you there!

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Thank you for a great weekend!

 

Published May 7, 2012 | By Dorothy

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to our tables both at Wake Up The Earth Festival and our monthly mobile clinic in Central Square.

Sorry that we did not have fliers to give out to you folks, but we will next time!

For those who we gave our contact info to this weekend and are visiting the site for the first time, I’ll do a quick run down of our info:

Please feel free to email us at thecommunityspoke@gmail.com or contact us via our Facebook page.

Our shop, which is located at 10 Boylston Place in Jamaica Plain, is open every Tuesday from 6-9 pm. We are just a few blocks from the Stony Brook T stop, which is on the Orange Line. Boylston Place is a short dead end street off of Boylston Street. We are the last driveway on the left.

We also set up in Central Square on the first Sunday of every month, at the same spot that we were at on the corner of Prospect Street and Mass Ave.We’re there from 3-6pm.

We are at the shop on Tuesday no matter what the weather is, but if it is raining on the first Sunday of the month we will not be in Central Square that day.

Thank you so much again!

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TCS! Events This Saturday AND Sunday

Published May 2, 2012 | By Dorothy

WOW this coming weekend is chock full of TCS fun!

Saturday (05 May 2012) we’ll be setting up at Jamaica Plain’s WAKE UP THE EARTH DAY FESTIVAL from noon to 6pm. And Sunday (06 May 2012) we’ll be doing our mobile clinic at the corner of Mass Ave & Prospect St. in Central Square from 3-6pm!! We’d love so much if you came to volunteer and help us out, as we’ll be a bit short staffed for these events. And of course, we hope to see you and your bike and give you both high fives!

For both events we’re going to meet at the shop at least an hour before the above posted time  so we can pack and get everything together so we can ride to our destinations. So we’ll be at the shop at11am on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday, so we can leave by 2pm and get to Central by 3:00. We’d love to see you there!

Wake Up The Earth is a rain or shine event, but for our clinic on Sunday, rain is a no go! We will post on our facebook if we are cancelling anything. Unless otherwise noted, we will see you Saturday AND Sunday!!

Feel free to email us at thecommunityspoke@gmail.com or post on our facebook with any questions/comments.

And, last but certainly not least, thanks so much to everyone who came out to Open Shop last night! The weather was terrible but the company was terrific!!

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