Dust Off Days offered free tune-ups to nearly 100 bikes

The first in a series of free bike tune-up events,  Cascade Bicycle Club AmeriCorps interns partnered with various local bike shops to host Cascade's first Dust Off Days event last Saturday.

Volunteer mechanics provided  free tune-ups for 85 attendees on nearly 100 bicycles of all shapes, sizes and levels of dustiness and disrepair.

Thanks to everyone who came out for Dust Off Days, we hope you were all able get your bikes in shape and ready to ride all throughout Bike Month and beyond.  Four mechanics, four hours and one hundred bikes is no small feat! Special thanks to our mechanics Gary and Ben from Montlake Bicycle Shop, Greg from WRENCH Bicycle Workshop and Bob from Elliott Bay Bicycles for volunteering their services to make this event possible.  Additionally, thank you to the Swedish Cultural Center for hosting us. We loved seeing people bike in for a tune-up from the buffered bicycle lane on Dexter Ave N.

Gary from Montlake Bicycle Shop takes on a tall challenge.

And the crowd grows! Thanks for waiting patiently, everyone.

Cascade Bike Ambassadors were on hand to answer questions, armed with bike maps, brochures and reflective stickers.

Lee, our fabulous helmet-fitting volunteer, holds up an officially retired helmet.

New uses for our waterproof seat covers are discovered every day.

Cascade's Event Producer, Peter Verbrugge, happy to have the Cascade AmeriCorps (from left) Ryann, Lindsey and Hanna take over an event for once.

We had a ton of fun at Dust Off Days and hope you did too! Follow the Cascade blog, Facebook and website to keep up to date on more Dust Off Days events happening this summer. Thanks again to everyone for making this a successful event! Now get out those tuned bikes and ride--it's Bike Month, make tracks!

Ryann Child
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