A group of ten or so volunteers and Bike to the Sea staff and Board Members lent a hand (or two) this past Saturday morning to organize, set up and clean the Bike Kitchen in Malden. The collective effort resulted in unboxing and hanging bike tools onto a tool wall, priming over the shipping container doorways, assembling shelving, drilling, assembling a work table and vice, sweeping up dirt/gravel around the containers and stringing steel cables. A big thank you to all who helped with the initial setup of the bike kitchen, Dorchester Bike Kitchen for donating the wood work table, all those who donated organizational items, Mayor Christenson and Malden City Councilors who stopped by in support, The Malden Pride Coalition who also stopped by during their Pride Pedal Picnic Potluck Ride and to Malden DPW who hauled away several bags of trash! We are one step closer to the start of operations!
Photo credits: Susan Margot Ecker, Board Member of Bike to the Sea, Pat Bibbins, Board Member of Bike to the Sea, Jonah Chiarenza, Executive Director of Bike to the Sea, Agnes Recato, Program Manager of Bike to the Sea
Funds for the Bike Kitchen were provided by the Sustainable Materials Recovery Grant which is offered by Mass DEP and managed in Malden through the Office of Mayor Christenson with the assistance of North Shore Cycles.
Check out our Bike Kitchen webpage to learn more!