Thursday, April 10, 2003

CALLING ALL ARTIST: Neighborhood Bike Works' Arts Auction

Bike Parts Art Raid: Raid our HUGH collection of OLD BIKES and BIKE
PARTS and make ART. We have all shapes and sizes of bicycle materials
for art use only.

Your piece will be auctioned to support NBW* and to make you famous.

All Art will be displayed during the first week of June and auctioned by
the very tall Todd Kimmel on First Union's Bike Race Weekend.

Raid Dates and times

1) 9:30am-2pm, Saturday 12th

2) 6:30pm-9pm, Tuesdays ( April 15th) and Thursdays ( April 17th)

3916 Locust Walk in the BASEMENT of the PARISH BUILDING of ST. Mary's
Church. For directions or parking arrangements call 215-386-0316. Signs
will be posted directing people to office.

Raid Requirements

Bring a non-refundable copy of one piece of your art to register for
Raid, Show and Auction.

* Neighborhood Bike Works [NBW] is a non-profit youth development
program in West Philadelphia where kids earn bicycles through
participation in & completion of NBW programs of Bike safety, repair,
and maintenance.


Please come out and support the first annual Major Taylor Cycling
Challenge benefiting Neighborhood Bike Works. The are different races
for all ages and levels. We need volunteers as well as youth to
participate and help out with this event. To volunteer or for more
information about Neighborhood Bike Works, please contact us via the
information listed at the end of the email. Here's the scoop...

For the serious cyclist: The Diamond Circuit Race

US Cycling Federation sanctioned event for elite level amateur bike
racers. Come out and enjoy a Flat, smooth, 2-mile lap with sweeping
turns. ( Categories for beginner, intermediate, and advanced men,
women's open class, and juniors.)

For children age 8-17 years old: Bike Races for Boys and Girls

All participating youth must wear a helmet and have a permission form
signed by an accompanying parent or guardian.

General Information:

The Major Taylor Cycling Challenge will be held Saturday, April 12 @
Strawberry Mansion Park ( 33rd and Diamond Streets)

The Diamond Circuit Race is from 6am -1pm. Registration begins at 6am
and closes 15 minutes prior to each race. For more Information, contact
Corey Hillard, (215) 225-7757 or

The Bike Races for Boys and Girls begins for ages:
8-10 years- 1pm
11-14 years - 1:30pm
15-17 years- 2pm

In addition, a Free Bike Safety Checks by NBW from 10am-2pm.

Don't Miss the Fun and Races!!!!