Big news first, We're Moving! The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter is taking over our current location. They will renovate the building and will turn it into badly needed transitional housing. They have contractors starting to work on the school soon. We wish them every success in this venture but that means we need to move.
We have been working towards vacating the school for some time. We have reduced the number of bikes we have on hand and we have been prepping our new location on Airport Road. This was made a little more complicated because of the large quantity of merchandise generously donated to us by Trek/Goodale's about 2 weeks ago (more on that below). So we are going to have to accommodate that along with everything from our current location in a smaller space than we now use.
All of this is happening a little quicker that we had hoped so, Monday September 14 will probably be our last day handing out bikes at Spring Street. We will be closed on September 21 to give us some additional time to settle in to the new place. We expect to reopen on September 28, although we are not sure where. Our new location is not conducive to handing out bikes nor is it an easy place for our clients to get to. Biking on Amherest street to get to our new location ca n be dificcult. We are still looking for a site in the downtown area that we can use on Mondays to hand out bikes - stay tuned.
Goodale's Bike Shops were recently sold to Trek Bikes. Trek made a large donation of bike merchandise to Gate City Bike Coop as part of the transition. We literally received a truck load of goods including clothing, parts, and accessories. We are still deciding how to handle the goods but we will be selling as much as we can with all of the proceeds going to put people on bikes. Goodale's has been a great partner to us for years and we are looking forward to many more years working with the new management. You guys are the best!
35 Spring St, Nashua, NH
Volunteers, supporters, and interested people, please stop by to see what we are doing.
100% Volunteer run
100% Community funded
Working with groups like the Nashua Police Athletic League (PAL), the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, the Boys and Girls Club of Nashua, and other local agencies, we get bikes into the hands of folks living on the edge, who use them as their prime transportation year round.
Many of our clients have no way to maintain their bikes. When the bikes no longer work, they get abandoned. We break that cycle by providing bike repairs free of charge.
If a high-value bike is donated to us, we might sell it to help finance the rest of the operation.