Maintenance Volunteers Needed!
Before purchasing our first bike, Parks & Rec staff have asked that we have a plan for maintenance. We’re looking for one or two volunteers that can come out once or twice a month and do basic maintenance: check/adjust brake & derailleur cables, make sure the chain is oiled, that kind of stuff. Maintenance would be performed onsite during park hours at a Raleigh Parks & Rec facility (to be determined). If you’ve got the skills and are willing to volunteer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will own the bikes?
After the bikes are purchased, they will be gifted to the City of Raleigh. We’ve been working with Parks and Recreation staff to be sure that the bikes will be a good fit with other outdoor opportunities offered by the City.
Where will the rides take place?
Our plan is to store the bikes in a Raleigh Parks and Rec location near a greenway. Greenways offer great opportunities for flat routes with no automobile interference.
If I donate to Raleigh Riders, where does the money go?
We’ve partnered with the City of Oaks Foundation as our financial sponsor. All money collected goes directly to our account with the Foundation. Any money raised in excess of our initial fundraising goals will stay in our Foundation account and be used to cover repairs and maintenance.
Can I check-out one of the bikes to ride with my family member?
When we start out, we’re planning on having the bikes go out in pairs. We’re also planning on giving each pilot a bit of practice time before taking a passenger. The wheelchair tandems handle differently than a standard tandem and it helps to have some time behind the handlebars first. So, if you wanted to pedal with a family member, we’d ask that you do a bit of training first before signing up for a ride time and that you head out with another team.