Wednesday, July 22, 2009

All Things Richmond

Thanks to Paul Hammond for this blog posting at

"I came across a bike after finishing my coffee at Crossroads last week. It was tagged with a "free bike" sign and not being one to pass up a deal, I threw on my rack and drove it home. A second look at this bike and I knew I had no use for it. I am happy with my reliable Giant and not looking for another hobby. I had to find another home for it and that home is Books On Wheels. They will put it to much better use than I would. I know that there are garages full of unused bikes out there doing nobody any good. Find a new home for your old bike and get some garage space back for your trouble. Read more about Books on Wheels below.

From the Books On Wheels website.

"Books on Wheels is non-profit organization that provides free books and free bicycle repair. As a mobile operation, Books on Wheels is able to travel to many different communities in Richmond and around the country.

Our services are available to anyone and everyone, yet we do have a concentration in working with at-risk youth in low-income neighborhoods.

Books on Wheels is dedicated to promoting literacy and maintaining healthy, active lifestyles, while providing much need resources to our communities that lack access to free books and bicycle education."

Shelly Briggs runs the bicycle side of things and Ward Tefft of Chop Suey fame takes care of the books. Currently operating out of a bus and they are looking for a space to establish a free bookstore and bicycle repair center. If you have space available or want to help in any other way, you can reach them at the email address below. They are always accepting gently used books and bicycles or bicycle parts. Donations can be dropped off at:

Chop Suey Tuey Books
2913 W. Cary St. (across the street from the Byrd Theater)
11-6 PM Monday-Saturday
1-6 PM Sundays

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