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Tom has been Executive director of Oakdale Neighbors since June of 2005 and has a passion for developing Boston Square Community Bikes into a keystone of the community.

Spring Break Big, Big Bike Sale and Family Bike Ride

Boston Square Community Bikes is hosting a Spring Break Big, Big Bike Sale on Friday, April 1, 11 am – 7 pm and a Family Bike Ride to Reeds Lake on Saturday, April 2, 11 am – 2 pm. The ride will start at 1260 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 and be about 5 miles long.

Bring your bike and helmet. Receive a free safety check and tune-up. Loaner bikes are available for adults that want to ride. Snacks and giveaways afterwards.

Contact Tom Bulten at Boston Square Community Bikes for more information: 616.248.2848 or

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The Next Step for “Bike to Work Day”

Boston Square Community Bikes is hosting TWO “Pit Stops” on national Bike to Work Day: May 15, 2015. Stop for breakfast, give-aways, and free tune-ups.

You can see all the Pit Stops to visit in Grand Rapids here:

But, our goal is to make EVERY day Bike to Work Day:

Donate your “retired” bicycle

Time for Spring Cleaning!

Donate your old bicycle to Boston Square Community Bikes.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Two Locations:
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Grand Rapids Christian Middle School
1650 Griggs SE, 49506

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Oakdale Neighbors
1260 Kalamazoo SE, 49507

–Mobile bike shop with free tune-ups
–Snacks and give-aways
–Clean out your garage
–Donate your bike to support our work:
•    DIY community bike workspace
•    [L]Earn-a-Bike classes
•    Work-Trade for low income individuals
•    Community bicycle events

wpid-cam00335.jpgBoston Square Community Bikes is a program of Oakdale Neighbors that is promoting sustainable transportation by helping you learn about bicycles and bike repair, providing space and tools for you to work on your bike, and refurbishing donated bicycles for sale.

More Information
Call:    Tom Bulten at Oakdale Neighbors: 616.248.2848