Friday, November 11, 2011

Domus Bike Drive Update (or: yes, the trailer worked)

Just now I was able to deliver three bikes in only two trips to Domus for their used bike drive, which is going on today until 3:30 this afternoon. You can park your bike trailer (or car, if you prefer) on Frank Street near the entrance to the Trafigura Work & Learn Business Center, where you can bring the bikes in (and possibly meet some of the students who will ultimately work on them).

Now, the trailer.

I admit it wasn't the easiest mile and a half I've ever pedaled. I got the Big Fuji there first and I was feeling so confident I figured out how to get the Hurricane Irene bike and a Trek dirt bike to stay on the trailer at the same time. I did get some curious looks on both trips (I only wish I had time to make a bike drive sign for the sides of the trailer, but then again it's so windy today it's probably a good idea I didn't add to the wind resistance).

So, trailer or not, please bring your used bikes to Domus today, or reach out to them to learn how you can help. Remember: every bike you bring to Domus means more space at your house...for another bike. 

Speaking of another bike: Pacific Swim Bike Run in Stamford is having a big end-of-season sale this weekend. I think all I need is handlebar tape, but then again the sight of empty bike hooks in my workshop is rather unsettling. Maybe I'll bring the trailer along. 

Just in case.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out; we need bikes all year long to ensure our youth have plenty to work on and put in the hands of low-income kids, teens, and adults to help them get around town. Your gift is tax-deductible, too! You can read more about the program at