LaRita on March 26th, 2018

Nampa Bike Project
It all started in November when Nampa First Church of the Nazarene  offered us the use of a facility for storing donated bicycles.    Some of the Bike Walk Nampa members who love building, fixing, and giving away bikes began doing just that.  You can read about it in this news article.  Rolling H Cycles also stepped up to partner with us by selling us lights, helmets and locks at a huge discount.

We are currently focused on providing adults with bikes for transportation, health, and inexpensive recreation. In keeping with our mission every bike comes with a lock, lights, helmet, and safety information. We have a storage facility but do not have a store front where you can drop by.  If you know about a place- let’s talk!

If you want to get involved

  • Come to any Bike Walk Nampa meeting on the last Monday of each month
  • Reply to this email with “bike project” in the subject line.

If you know someone who needs a bike

  • Go to Request a bicycle link on this website, complete the form, and we’ll get in touch.
  • or, Print a copy of the online form and contact us.

If you want to donate we need

  • Cash donations. Stop by Rolling H Cycles, 115 13th Ave S. in Downtown Nampa.  Ask them to add it to the Nampa Bike Project tab.
  • gently used bikes
  • bike parts, especially seats, standard pedals, kick stands
  • front and rear light sets
  • hooks for hanging bikes (screw-in type)
  • bike locks
  • seats of all sizes (used is ok if they are in good condition)
  • adult helmets, new (or like-new) with easy adjust rear dial
  • An unused shop, garage, or other building space that has light, heat, and that could be used for work space, located in or near Historic Downtown.

Since we started 4 months ago we’ve given away 8 bikes.  Meet some of our recipients.

James

James

Jessie

Jessie

Mike

Mike

Richard

Richard

Bruce Wiley on September 26th, 2017

Now that the city has acquired the additional section of abandoned railway from Iowa north to Chicago it’s time to come up with a plan for the improvements.

The Nampa Parks Department presented the preliminary design to the Nampa Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee at it’s meeting on October 12th and now is seeking additional input from the public at an open house to be held on November 2, from 5:30-7:00 pm at Sherman Elementary School, 1521 E. Sherman Ave.  They included plenty of parking on the south side of Amity as well as a playground but they sincerely want to hear your additional thoughts and ideas, so take advantage of this open house.  If you are unable to attend you can still be involved by visiting the City of Nampa website for detailed information, click on and enlarge the images below, or download the full PDF FILE HERE.  Then, post your comments and questions below or email them directly to bikewalknampa@gmail.com.

Nampa Parks and Recreation would love to hear from you!  Once the plan is approved the city will begin completing improvements, probably in phases, as funding is available through various grants and other sources.

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