6/3/2015- We've made it, but were not done yet!
What Are We Doing?
The City of Milwaukie is approximately 4 square miles and contains roughly 22,000 residents and we have no bike shop within the City limits. Since 2011 Bike Milwaukie has lead nearly 50 community bike rides, with hundreds of folks joining us. All but one of those rides started and ended at Milwaukie City Hall. The number of cyclists is growing in Milwuakie as younger families move here and start exploring the town, and the number of people arriving at the Milwaukie Farmers Market (directly across from City Hall) by bike has increased dramatically. Wouldn't it be nice if folks could repair their own bike, any time, for free?
How We Got Here?
Over the last 2+ years we (Matt & Greg- Bike Milwaukie Organizers) have had multiple conversations and meetings with City & County Staff, representatives of local non-profits, and folks from Tri-Met to try and get some traction with this idea. We ran into multiple roadblocks along the way..... however finally we've managed to get everything lined up to make this happen, except the money. That's where you come in.
Where Does The Money Go?
The money raised here will pay for: A) The bike repair stand with pump. B) One extra set of tools C) Shipping D) Installation expenses C) A plaque that will be installed on the repair stand indicating the top donors to this Kickstarter campaign.
What Will The Repair Stand Include?
After researching several models we have chosen to purchase this repair stand from Bike Fixation. It will have hand tools which are secured to the stand with retractable stainless steel aircraft cable (see image below), and a pump for inflating tires. Tools included: Phillips & standard screwdrivers, Steel core tire levers (2), Headset/pedal wrench, 8/10mm cone wrench, 9/11mm cone wrench, & a Torx T-25 Hex key set.
Folks with smart phones can even access online bike repair tips via the QR code on the repair stand.
How You Can Help?
Select a contribution level that works for you and help us reach our goal of $2600. If we surpass our goal, we will stretch our goal and attempt to raise enough money to install a second public repair stand at or near the soon to be constructed Adams Street Pedestrian Connector at the South end of Downtown Milwaukie.
As much as we view the bike repair stand as a community project, we do get the fact that KickStarter and rewards go hand in hand so we do have a few rewards. We reached out to a few, local bike enthusiast and asked them to kick-in some kick-ass rewards...and they did.
Brainstorm Gear, located in North Clackamas County is the last word in extremely cool, hi-quality Pop Culture Performance Apparel.
You can have a performance jersey of your own, in the size and style of your choice at the $150.00 Level. We have 5 rewards at this level.
Thank You Brainstorm Gear!
Bike Commuter, located in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, is not only one of the nicest bike shops around, it is also the closet bike shop for most Milwaukians. And now, Bike Commuter wants to tune your bike UP!
The best way to ensure a successful bike ride is to keep your bicycle's components up to snuff. Your trusty steed will be given the thrice-over by a 1st class bike mechanic
$100 will get you a full service tune-up for your bicycle(labor only).
We have 5 rewards at this level.
Thank You Bike Commuter!
Ride with Mayor Mark Gamba of Milwaukie on a casual trip by bicycle around the city of Milwaukie. Mayor Gamba will highlight exciting new projects and events happening in Milwaukie. The ride will conclude at Riverfront Park with a gourmet picnic.
$100 will give you the grand tour and more. 10 rewards at this level.
Thanks Mayor Gamba!performancePerformance
Risks and challenges
We have done our best over the last few years to ensure that this project will be a success. The repair stand will be given to the City of Milwaukie on behalf of Bike Milwaukie. The City will become the owner and the City insurance policy will cover any possible liability related to the repair stand.
Long term maintenance will be provided by The Bike Commuter bike shop in Sellwood. The primary maintenance that will be expected will be on the pump which will need to be overhauled from time to time, at a cost of less than $10 each time.
These bike repair stands are designed to be relatively low maintenance, and if placed in a well lit and high traffic area they do not tend to get vandalized. Included in our cost projections is one full set of replacement tools in the unfortunate circumstance that tools become broken or stolen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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