Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bike and Build for Affordable Housing


Hello Fogbee Friends,

Kellie here! For anyone who hasn't heard the news yet, about two months from now I will be cycling for three weeks and over 800 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine to New York City, New York to raise awareness for the affordable housing cause and helping to construct affordable homes along the way. I will be doing this with an organization called Bike and Build which benefits affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.through service oriented cycling trips.

To make this possible, I need to reach a minimum fundraising goal of $2,400. All proceeds go towards the affordable housing cause and our mission to raise awareness and build affordable housing for families and individuals in need! To donate towards this cause and read my rider biography, you can copy and paste the link below in your browser.

 bikeandbuild.org/rider/9616
 
I'm currently about 18% of the way towards reaching my fundraising minimum and have a ways to go with reaching this goal, so ANY donations of any amount are enormously appreciated!  To all of you who have already made a contribution to support my mission with this cause, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

To everyone, ride safe and have a wonderful day! :)



-Kellie

For Sale: Garmin Edge 810 and Edge 500

I have for sale two bike computers...

Garmin Edge 810, brand new never been booted, still has the plastic on the screen: $225 SOLD

Garmin Edge 500, 3 or 4 years old but still a good computer: $100

Reach out at 615.218-2713 or stlcards@gibsonusa.net if interested.

Thanks, Jeff

Monday, March 20, 2017

BikeGuard: Stolen Bike Recovery

Hello all!

Did you know that our officer friends with the Hendersonville Police Department establish a work relationship with BikeGuard, a FREE online Bike Registry, that allows cyclists to record their bicycles as stolen in a national database in the unfortunate case of a theft?

I know that all of us love our bikes very much and we ALWAYS take care to lock our bikes up properly when we leave them unattended with our vehicles, but in the unlikely but possible occurrence that one of our beloved bikes is swiped from us, this is a good back up plan to increase the chances of our bikes being recovered and returned to us.

How it works:  You simply go to www.myassettag.com/bike, register with the site, enter the details about your bike, and click REGISTER.  Once you've done this, you can go to the tab on the top right hand corner that says "My Account", click on it, scroll down, and click "Request Free Bike Tags".  From there you can request bike tags that will be mailed to you in 8 to 10 business days completely free.  The 'tag' is actually a sticker/decal that you can stick on your bike somewhere discreet like under the down tube or underneath your saddle. They will send you THREE of these tags for each of your bikes, and a simple scan of this tag will direct police (or a nice individual who unknowingly bought your stolen bike) to your BikeGuard account.   I just registered my bike and it was super quick and easy.

Your bike will be given its own page that you can choose to either make public or private, kind of like a facebook page.  From here you can:
  • Get a proof of registration print out
  • Mark your bike as stolen
  • Change your bike's owner
  • Edit your bike's info
  • Remove your bike's page
If you are extremely diligent when it comes to looking after your bike and you really REALLY hope you never need to use a recovery registry like this one, but you still want more information to consider signing up, I have shared some links below!  If you can't click on them, just copy and paste them in your browser. 

http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardflyer.pdf
http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardinfo.pdf
http://www.hendersonville-pd.org/documents/bikeguardmedia.pdf

-Kellie