Camden Pop-Up Bike Clinic
Our Pop-up Bike Clinic program helps bring out those "broken" bikes from basements and backyards. We travel through the city, setting up near trails or in parks, and get those bikes rolling and stopping again. Tubes and tires, brake pads and wires.
But we go beyond just repairing a kid's bike. Since we are not taking it to the back of a shop, the kids are learning how simple it is to "wrench on their bikes" when they break down, and we also enlist the help of parents who drop by to assist with more simple repairs. During the pop-up, we discuss places to ride, and what the community would like to see happen in terms of safe places to walk and play—all while eating delicious fruit.
But what happens after the bikes are fixed? A community ride to explore the neighborhood, nearby trails and cool parks that are a short ride away. Join us!
- Aug. 28: 1223 Haddon Ave., Camden, NJ 08103, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Aug. 29: Yorkship Square, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sept. 13: State Street Bridge, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sept 20: Farnham Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Sept 27: Pyne Poynt Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thanks to the Campbell Soup Foundation for funding the project. Special gratitude also goes out to Erlton Bike Shop and Danzeisen and Quigley, who offer as much support as we could ask for.
2014: One-hundred fifty bikes repaired so far with 155 man hours donated:
- 120 tubes replaced
- 70 brake pads installed
- 43 new brake and shifting cables
- 9 pedals
2013: Two clinics held in North Camden, 80 bicycles repaired
2012: Two clinics held in North Camden, 80 bicycles repaired