January 17, 2013

Dear friends and fans of the Third Ward Bike Shop,

We are excited to let you know that the Bike Shop is relocating to 2305 Wheeler Avenue between Dowling Street and Hwy 288. Its new home will be in the Compound of Dr. Veon McReynolds, where it will be operating with supervision from long-time volunteer Steve Pedigo. We are happy that the shop will continue to serve the neighborhood under the guidance of great advocates who want to see it grow and thrive.

The Bike Shop began as the first program of Workshop Houston nearly 10 years ago and served as the inspiration for our other innovative youth programs. A strong supportive community has formed around the Bike Shop over the years and now the time has come for Workshop Houston to give the program to the community to run.

We are making this transition in order to focus on the programs for middle and high school students in the Style Shop, Beat Shop, Chopper Shop and Scholar Shop. With the Bike Shop becoming independent, its programs and the programs of Workshop Houston will be able to make better use of limited time and resources and more effectively serve the community.

Please support the new Bike Shop with your time, energy and elbow grease, and a dollar or two if you can afford. The more people who get involved and commit to the new program’s success, the better resource it will be for everyone.  The new shop will reopen on Saturday, February 16th from 8am-2pm.

In the meantime, please stop by the Compound on Sundays between 8am and 1pm if you would like to  help get the shop set up and ready to go!  

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