RUBARBs Annual Beach Trip to Waveland, MS is scheduled for July 12. This is our most anticipated field trip of the year! Stay tuned for pictures and musings from the beach...
**Diamond holding an old school RUBARB Biking Til Snack Time t-shirt. Come by the shop to check for our new t-shirt designs or scoop an oldy but goodie!
RUBARB today offers:
- Open workshop hours
- Build a Bike options
- Earn a Bike program for youth
- Work Trade/BIKE BUCKS
- Maintenance assistance
- Creative Art with bike themes
- Monthly field trips for youth
join us for the monthly volunteer orientations on the 3rd wednesday of every month @ 6:30pm to learn more about how you can help!
May was a busy month at RUBARB! We took a group to Jazz Fest, hosted bike repair nights for the Public Library's summer reading program and had lots of volunteers come by the shop to help out. RUBARB is also happy to start a partnership with Biking For A Better Life, a riding group from the Gentilly area, and continue our partnership with Girls Rock Summer Camp! Thanks to all who participated and joined us in May!
The weather warmed up and was somewhat rainy throughout the month but definitely got folks looking to fix their bikes for some springtime fun. Schools were pretty much all wrapped up by the end of May so lots of youth have been working on bikes and using the shop. Summer time at RUBARB can be busy so if you're looking to take on a bigger project, please try to arrive at the shop when we open to make certain you will have enough time to work on your bike project.
NOTE: RUBARB has a new shop policy - no more than 5 bike projects on the shop floor at any given time. We have 5 bike stands and enough space on the shop floor for about 5 projects at any given time. We also have flat fixing area that is not on the shop floor so minor adjustments and repairs can be completed in that area.
RUBARB & YEP Jazz Fest Visit 2015
RUBARB went to Jazz Fest 2015 for our annual visit to the festival. The crew of about 20 played in a Washboard Band, made crafts, and made friends with local wildlife! This year RUBARB was joined by some youth that Woody invited from the Youth Empowerment Project.
The day started off with a picnic at Stallings Park. Then the crew went over to the New Orleans Jazz Fest and explored the fun kid friendly activity tents throughout the festival grounds. Good times all around!