February Dime in Time

The Palouse Bicycle Collective is the Dime in Time program recipient for February.

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The Palouse Bicycle Collective (PBC) a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is passionate about promoting a healthy community through bicycle education, access and empowerment. As a small, grass-roots, locally-operated organization, the PBC is working to grow and nurture the community by providing citizens with quality recycled bicycles, parts and accessories to keep ridership active, affordable and sustainable.

Additionally, the PBC offers annual memberships and day passes for anyone wanting to self-service their bicycle using the shop tools and stands (with help always available). Continuous outreach and education is also a major activity for the PBC in partnership with local groups and agencies. Groups and families may access and learn together how to maintain and fix their bikes while socializing and enjoying each other’s company. Fostering learning, sharing knowledge and enjoying the process is a kind of personal empowerment that the PBC facilitates for all people and skill levels.

The Dime in Time funds will be used to provide another set of basic bike maintenance tools as well as another work stand for community members, mechanics and volunteers to have available during high-use times. Your generosity will also go towards replacing any tools that need replaced. The PBC shop equipment is not only used by the community, but also by mechanics who conduct bike education and maintenance locally throughout the year.

Some of the groups that the PBC partners with are: Safe Routes to School, Bike For Life, UI Bike Fix, WSU Bike Fix, Moscow High School – Outdoor Education & Environment Education Club, Moscow Parks and Recreation – Youth Center, and UI REC classes to name a few. The Dime in Time funds would support a purchase of greatly needed tools and resources for the PBC services and activities.

Bicycles are ready for riding at the Palouse Bicycle Collective! Staff and volunteers have been busy getting bikes overhauled and ready for an early spring and eager riders. The PBC is also geared to help you tune-up your t(rusty?) steed for the season. Need parts? Tubes, lube, tires, cables, chains and much more are available for any fix. Not to forget, the PBC accepts donations of all kinds and will provide a receipt to donors. We strive to: 1) Repair, 2) Reclaim, 3) Recycle.

Come see us at the shop 224 W. 3rd Street, Moscow. Winter hours are: Tuesday and Wednesday 12 - 6pm, Friday 12 - 6pm and Saturday 11am - 5pm.


DIME IN TIME

Through our Dime in Time program customers are given a 10-cent refund every time they bring in a reusable tote bag or drink cup. Cashiers will ask these customers if they would like to keep their refund or donate it to Dime in Time. A committee made up of Co-op staff, community members, and Co-op participating owners chooses one recipient for each month's Dime in Time donations. This program seeks to benefit non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-discriminatory organizations whose goals complement or support the Mission of the Co-op.