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Nov
7
Tue
Mechanics’ Night Out @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bike Elf’s chief mechanic, Lana Burl, has created an amazing bicycle repair shop for our organization that is fully stocked with tubes, tires, cables, pedals, and every other conceivable part you need to refurbish a bicycle. Several Bike Elf volunteers have spent days at the Club and touched, sorted, and moved every single bike in inventory.

We have identified 146 awesome bicycles, perfect for Bike Elf gifting, that need to be triaged and repaired. Now we need your help! We are scheduling a few week-night Mechanics’ Night Out sessions and would love to have you join us.

The idea is you bring your expertise, your tools and your bike stand.  Bike Elf promises to supply rockin’ tunes,  good eats, and a good time in exchange for your hard work!

If you are interested in volunteering with Bike Elf and have expertise as a bicycle mechanic please contact Bike Elf to RSVP for Mechanics’ Night Out so we can plan eats, resources, etc. accordingly.

Nov
11
Sat
Bike-A-Palooza @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County Gymnasium
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

What type bike do you need? Bike Elf comes full cycle and gets East Tennessee adults on bicycles! All proceeds fund Bike Elf’s mission.

Bike Elf has received almost 1000 donated bicycles since January 2015. Many of the bicycles that have been donated are awesome bikes, just not awesome bikes for the children we serve. These bikes are too big, they are cool vintage, but not cool to a teen. They are specialty bikes like mountain trail riding, etc. You get the idea.

Here’s how Bike-A-Palooza works:

Commuter, Greenway, Mountain, Vintage and Parts bicycles go on display in our bicycle showroom (the gymnasium) at the Boys and Girls Club Blount County beginning at 9:30 AM on November 11.  You buy a ticket and the earlier the time slot the more bikes you get to choose from.

Bike-A-Palooza time slots morning of Nov. 11

Bike-A-Palooza Activity

Single Ticket Price (for one person)

Number of Tickets Available

9:30 – 9:55 Bike-A-Palooza ticket holders invited to tour the bicycle showroom and see all 150+ Bike-A-Palooza bicycles from which to choose.

Ticket holders ONLY will be admitted to the showroom

10:00 – 10:20 Premier Bike-A-Palooza Ticket holders admitted to the showroom floor

$50

10

10:20 – 10:40 Gold Bike-A-Palooza Ticket holders admitted to the showroom floor

$40

10

10:40 – 11:00 Silver Bike-A-Palooza Ticket holders admitted to the showroom floor

$20

20

11:00 – 11:20

Bronze Bike-A-Palooza Ticket holders admitted to the showroom floor

$20

20

11:20 – 12:00 General Admission Bike-A-Palooza Ticket holders admitted to the showroom floor

Unlimited General Admission tickets will be sold at the door while Bike-A-Palooza bicycle supply lasts

$10

15 online


Bike-A-Palooza Rules

Bike-A-Palooza tickets are a donation to the mission of Bike Elf and entitle the holder to take part in Bike Elf’s effort to get East Tennessee adults on bicycles. All ticket sales are final and refunds will not be provided for any reason. Additional donations to Bike Elf will be appreciated and are tax deductible.

Only Bike-A-Palooza ticket holders will be allowed to enter the bicycle showroom during the viewing period (9:30 AM to 9:55 AM) and the time slot for which your ticket is valid. At the end of your time slot you do not have to leave the bicycle showroom, but ticket holders for the next time slot will be admitted.

Individual ticket holders are entitled to up to TWO Bike-A-Palooza bicycles. All Bike-A-Palooza bicycles are received as is, where is. There is no warranty on a Bike-A-Palooza bicycle express or implied. Bike Elf cannot hold or store Bike-A-Palooza bicycles. All bicycles must be removed from the premises by 1:00 PM on November 11, 2017. Bike Elf does not have the resources to provide bicycle repair services for, or sell parts to Bike-A-Palooza participants. A list of Bike Elf Bike Shop Partners in the Maryville and Knoxville area will be available at checkout.

Buy your ticket TODAY for your opportunity to take up to TWO Bike-A-Palooza bargains home!

Dec
9
Sat
Bike Drive @ Boys and Girls Club Blount County
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bike Elf Bike Drive

Bike Elf’s motto is: “You donate ‘em. We fix ‘em. Kids earn ‘em.” We have the kids that are anxious to earn a bike. We have the folks who can clean and repair them. We need the bikes, and that’s where YOU come in!

Bike Elf will be at the Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary) to accept your GENTLY USED bicycle donation.

Bike Elf is a 501(c)3 and all your donations are tax deductible.

 

Bike Repair/Cleaning/Work Session @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary School)
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bike Elves we have a TON of bicycles to work on! We need bicycle mechanics, folks who are good with a scrub brush and a bucket of sudsy water and folks just willing to help us move bikes from station to station.  Bike Elves accomplish a lot in these sessions and the days are a blast! If you don’t believe me, just watch this…Bike Elf Work Day: March 18, 2017.

Bike Elf provides all the repair parts, cleaning supplies and caters lunch for the whole team!! If you have bike repair tools and/or a bike stand we have some tools, but bringing your own is always better.

Please let us know if you can participate now (email leigh@bike-elf.org) so we can get a feel for attendance and can plan the space and lunch accordingly.

Jan
6
Sat
Bike Drive @ Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary)
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get a new bicycle for Christmas? Donate your old (GENTLY used) bicycle to Bike Elf.

Bike Elf’s motto is: “You donate ‘em. We fix ‘em.  Kids earn ‘em.”  We have the kids that are anxious to earn a bike.  We have the folks who can clean and repair them.  We need the bikes, and that’s where YOU come in!

Bike Elf will be outside the Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary) on Saturday, January 6 from 9 AM – 1 PM to accept your bicycle donation.

Bike Elf is a 501(c)3 and all your donations are tax deductible.