Get Ready for St. Velotine’s Day
Next Tuesday, February 14th, is St. Velotine’s Day! We at the Community Cycling Center couldn’t imagine a better way of celebrating the bike love than offering our bike shop as a pop-up couriering agency dedicated to appreciation and positive community spirit.
From February 7th until February 14th at 4:00pm, you can stop in our bike shop and order a velotine ($10 suggested donation). On St. Velotine’s Day, volunteer bike couriers will deliver your velotine by bike. Happiness ensues!
Has an organization done something exceptional that you want to cheer in a way that no mere email could convey? Did a neighbor shovel that extra bit of sidewalk during the recent snow days? Could a friend use a little moral boost dealing with a tough life moment?
How Does It Work?
- Think of someone—a person or an organization—to send your velotine to. Who are you thankful for? Who do you love, respect, or admire? Or is there that someone in your life who simply gives a great high five?
- Stop into our bike shop (1700 NE Alberta St., 10:00am-6:00pm) and ask any staff member for a velotine form. Write down your message and delivery details, and give your donation ($10 suggested). Deliveries need to be within 5 miles of the Community Cycling Center Shop.
Before delivery day, we’ll type up your message using a manual typewriter on a snazzy velotine. On February 14th, our crew of bike couriers will deliver your note with a smile.
Would you like to make a whole bunch of people smile while either typing on a vintage typewriter or serving as a volunteer bike courier? Doesn’t that sound like gaggles of fun? Sign up to be a veloteer February 13th and/or 14th!
“I’m excited about St. Velotine’s Day because its a unique opportunity for people to combine their passion for a good cause with their love for specific individual,” says David Kurushima, Retail Manager at the Community Cycling Center. “At this particular moment in time, it seems like a lot of people are taking a close look inward and thinking a lot about the people and community around them that they care about while also looking forward and assessing how they can make the world a better place for those they love. In its own kitschy way, I think this event captures those two sentiments and supports the work we do to ensure that the future of cycling in Portland is vibrant and more inclusive than it is today.”
Remember to order your velotine by 4pm on February 14th at the Community Cycling Center Bike Shop. Thank you for sharing the bike love!
Many thanks to our sponsors for our inaugural St. Velotine’s Day: New Seasons, Black Star Bags, Betsy Lance, Bike Portland, and Lagunitas.