We took off the month of February, 2022, to take a break and let COVID virulence fade a bit. But we are back! And volunteer signups are posted on the Volunteer page.
Additionally, in support of the Lawrence St Patrick’s Day Parade, there are opportunities to volunteer with them, as well. They need help with their annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K run, and also they need help with running the Parade! If you would like an opportunity to work with these really great people, please consider signing up. Learn more about those events at the links, above, and sign up to help here or on our volunteer page. Please let us know if you volunteer, and we will happily add your volunteer hours to our tracking!
We will be riding in the Parade, too! We will post information about where and when to meet on Thursday, March 17th, to ride in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. With a little Irish luck, we will have a sunny day and a great chance to ride in this wonderful Lawrence, Kansas tradition.
WE WILL BE HAVING A BIKE SALE! Watch this space for updates.
Lawrence Unchained is going back to open shop night starting in June, 2021. Shop nights will be on Mondays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
We do request that all volunteers be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for volunteer’s responsible and respectful cooperation with this policy.
We are so grateful for the longtime support of Anderson Rentals, and the amazing work they do supporting bicycling at all levels in Lawrence and Douglas County. They have found a new location for their business, and until they are settled in, they cannot accept donations of bikes for us.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, and for everyone who came out to shop our sale – we sold out of almost everything! When we have more bikes available, we will hold another sale.
Come out to Unchained from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 30, 2020 to find a new-to-you bike!
Remember that we are practicing Safe Social Distancing and strongly encourage wearing face masks. Please keep 6 ft distance between yourself and others. We will be outside at Art Emergency, in the parking lot behind the Del Lofts.
We also need volunteers to help out. (If you come for the morning set up shift, you’ll get first dibs on what’s for sale!) Sign up at Sign Up Genius.
Thanks to the Lawrence Journal World and writer Nick Krug for taking the time to stop by the shop and talk about who we are and what we do. If you want an outsider’s perspective on how our bicycle co-op works, please check out the article.
Raffling goodies, Frank’s North Star Tavern, and Free State Brewery porch group picture
On Thursday, June 16th, about 60 volunteers and friends of Lawrence Unchained rode from Cottin’s Farmers Market to Frank’s North Star Tavern, from there to the Free State Brewery pub downtown, and finally to the Free State East Side bottling plant and brewery, where we toured the facility and enjoyed excellent food from KB’s Smokehouse. Along the way, we enjoyed the beautiful weather, excellent company, good beer and food, and the thrill of a few raffle drawings.
We raised over $1150!
Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the evening with us! We look forward to riding again next year.
And thanks, also, to Free State Brewery for hosting our event, and all the businesses and individuals who support our efforts to recycle bicycles in Lawrence, Kansas, particularly the Lawrence Re-Cyclery and Anderson Rentals.