Community Service Event with TAP in SF Bay Area

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange
Address: 2566 Leghorn Street, Mountain View, CA
Cost: $3
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Taiwanese American Professionals – San Francisco (TAP-SF) will be volunteering with the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition to repair bicycles for for low-income children, families and individuals. Volunteer tasks include cleaning bikes, repairing bikes, and/or tearing down bikes. We will learn bicycle repair skills with the help of experienced volunteers in a warehouse and workshop which is fully outfitted with storage, repair stands and tools. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill while giving back to the community.

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) exists to promote increased cycling in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Their programs seek to change behavior by giving people the tools they need to ride a bike: education, encouragement, and community. The Bicycle Exchange meets on selected Saturdays throughout the year to receive, repair, and distribute its inventory of donated bicycles. They donate bikes and helmets to local charities that serve both children and adults, and provide bikes to homeless individuals to provide transportation from shelters to places of employment and schooling.

We will be repairing bicycles; no prior experience needed! If you would like to signup, please email Diny at to be added to the list of volunteers and to make carpool arrangements. Please bring in $3 to chip in for pizza for lunch.

Please note: This event is limited as far as the number of attendees. Priority will be given to TAP members first so please become a member if you aren’t already. You can become a member by following online directions here: This event is FREE for both members and non-members.

Please email Diny Huang at to RSVP for this event and receive additional volunteer details (and save a volunteer spot!). See you there!

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