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3rd Annual ReBike, Saturday June 4

Third Annual RE-Bike!

Back by popular demand, Sustainable Skaneateles’ “Re-Bike” event will return for the third year to the Austin Park Pavilion on Saturday June 4, 2016, from 9 am to 1 pm. This family-oriented event will again feature person-to-person bicycle sales or swaps, and a Bike Rodeo for kids in grades 1 through 5.

“Our Re-Bike has become an annual event now,” says event organizer and cycling enthusiast Dave Middleton. “We hope to see many new families and individuals, as well as returning bicyclists. Everyone who shopped for new wheels– adults and kids alike– really appreciated the chance to try out the bikes by riding around inside the Arena.”

Anyone who has a bicycle they no longer use — whether adult or kid-size– is encouraged to bring that equipment to Austin Park Pavilion on the morning of the Re-bike, where they can offer it for sale or swap on whatever terms they choose. “Obviously, the more bikes people bring to sell or swap, the better the chances that other folks will find something they want or need,” says Middleton. Bike equipment and gently-used clothing are also welcome. There is no admission fee or other charge for participating in the Re-bike.

There will also be a Rules-of-the-Road Review and a Bike Rodeo for kids in grades 1-5 starting at 10 am. Children must have their own bikes and helmets to participate in the Rodeo. At the end of the event, any bikes that are no longer wanted may be donated to become part of the CNY Family Bike Giveaway at Christmastime.

Contact person(s): Dave Middleton     dave@midd-aire.com       315- 604- 2137

ReBike Flyer 2016

 

From Our Farmers to Your Table

Sustainable Skaneateles and the Skaneateles Farmers Market invite you to meet the market farmers. Learn why local food sources are healthier and a more sustainable choice for your family and our planet. If you purchase food at our local farmer’s market you are supporting local farms, buying fresher fruits and veggies and connecting with the community. Our Market Vendors will be available to share with you their produce growing stories and what they “literally” bring to your table.

“From Our Farmers to Your Table” will take place on Tuesday, May 10th at 7 pm, at the Skaneateles High School Library,   This event is free and open to the public.  Those that attend will be entered into a Market Basket drawing.

The mission of Sustainable Skaneateles is to foster action, communication, education, and collaboration to achieve a sustainable community for current and future generations. Our theme for 2016 is “Sustainable Food”. In addition to our “From our Farmers to Your Table” event we are lining up additional activities during the growing season to promote sustainable food, including a “Food and Film” Series with the Auburn Public Theater (APT) and a Community Pot Luck Supper.