March 2019 RBH Newsletter

Happy Spring! Sort of?! I know the weather has been unpredictable, but we hope you’ve been able to get out and do some riding despite that. As usual for this time of year, we have been sorting through kids bikes at our storage locations and preparing for the Rockville TERRIFIC program. Again, thanks to the Rockville Trek store, and the MCDOT donation event last October we have enough bikes for the anticipated number of TERRIFIC participants.  We have already begun work sessions at our storage bay at the back of the Rockville Civic Center Park. Watch our sites for posts regarding the work sessions on Saturdays or Sundays (weather permitting).


In addition to the work sessions during March and April, we are also starting to plan for events in late April and May (bike month). We will once again be doing mechanical support for two charity rides. The Dwelling Place’s Break the Cycle ride is on Sunday, April 28th. We will be at the start/finish location at Denizen’s Brewing in Silver Spring. Then, the following Saturday, May 4th we will be doing mechanical support at the 7th annual Tour de Cookie, benefiting The Tree House. Hard to believe its been 7 years, but Steve Andruski did support for that ride the first 2 years as an individual volunteer and this is Rockville Bike Hub’s 5th year.


At the May 6th Rockville Mayor & Council meeting, the TERRIFIC program participants will receive their certificates and we will be there to celebrate their achievement. May 17th is Bike to Work Day, and RBH will again be at the Fallsgrove pitstop helping people with bike problems to make sure they have a pleasant ride to work. Then, to cap off the TERRIFIC program, the participants will be receiving their bikes at the giveaway on Sunday May 19th.


All of these events will be posted on our sites as we get closer to the dates, but mark your calendars now and think about what events you can help at. Whatever your level of experience, your help is always appreciated.