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Feature Story: Wheels of Freedom?

Boys & Girls clubhouse has big ambitions for Belle Haven Bikes

The Almanac
February 20, 2015

There are uses for metal shipping containers other than shipping. In Belle Haven at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, a 20-foot-by-10-foot container is serving as a one-room bike repair facility and school on the grounds of the nonprofit at 401 Pierce Road in Menlo Park.

The bike operation, known as Belle Haven Bikes, is in its first year of teaching — for free — all aspects of bicycle repair for clubhouse members, says master bike mechanic and instructor Dan Hensley.

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Menlo Park: Bike Ride Kicks Off Youth Workshop Project

The Almanac
May 27, 2014

Menlo Park explored building community through bicycling during the holiday weekend, with a 7.3-mile “unity ride” led by teens from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula on Saturday, May 24.

The event provided a chance to introduce group rides to the Belle Haven community and engage Menlo Park residents on both sides of U.S. 101, according to Bicycle Commissioner Cindy Welton, who helped organize it.

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Boys and Girls Clubs Aims to Bring Bike Shop to Belle Haven

The Almanac
Tue, Feb 18, 2014

A youth-led bike shop in Belle Haven that would provide employable skills for local teenagers and promote bicycle use in the community is the goal of a fundraising campaign launched by the Menlo Park clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP).

“Many Menlo Park youth have a passion for bicycles,” said Jeff Feinman, vice president of clubhouses and high school programs for BGCP. “They’ve also noticed that the Belle Haven community lacks a bike shop.”

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