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Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's Time To Go and Define Your Destination.

Every Saturday, KVIBE’s brick-and-mortar warehouse is open for a busy five hours. Five hours of wrenching, learning, and somewhat controlled chaos. This past Saturday was interesting, as many of KVIBE’s friends came out to lend a hand. Cycle Manoa’s Nathan Domier and Rebekah Phillips, McCully Bicycle/Cambio-Core’s Greg Wessel, and UH Manoa Nursing student Molly Ashkenas rode from various whereabouts to arrive at the KVIBE warehouse.

Upon arriving, Jeff Ideta of The Flat Tire and KVIBE volunteer Larry Victorino were on hand to greet the commuting cyclists. The office was filled with even more bicycles via additions from KVIBE volunteers Eilif Knutson and Mark John Mangayayam. It was apparent that everyone was amongst friends.

One donated Sachs chain, numerous pinched fingers, and a few cargo bicycle rides later, KVIBE closed its doors for the afternoon. As the youth mingled outwards, the conversation shifted towards the upcoming weeks. In conjunction with the UH Manoa Nursing program and Queens Medical Center, KVIBE will be providing up to one hundred helmets to Kalihi youth. To launch KVIBE’s mobile workshop, there will be a group bicycle ride to Kokua Kalihi Valley’s Nature Preserve, Ho'oulu 'Aina.

Entitled “The Great Kalihi Cargo Haul,” the group bicycle ride will occur on March 17th. All youth wishing to participate must acquire parental consent. Parental consent forms are available at KVIBE anytime during operational hours. More information to follow soon, but please feel free to friend KVIBE for behind-the-scenes particulars. In the meantime, Ride a Bicycle.

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