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Hurricane Aid

Helping bike shop people in need

The devastation of hurricane Katrina has left many bicycle retail employees in need of help. Numerous bicycle retailers outside the damaged area have offered to provide temporary employment, support and in some cases housing to help those in need. Below is a list of those who have volunteered to help. If any bicycle retailer or company would like to offer support, please let us know by filling out the form HERE, and we'll add you to the list. We'll update this list regularly as we receive information.

Help offered - 9-1-05

Name of person offering help

Store name

City

State

Zip

Phone

E-mail address

Type of help being offered

Other information or comments?

Mark Anderson

Bicycles Unlimited

Peachtree City

GA

30269

770-486-9252

bicycles@bellsouth.net

employement - temp housing

 

hans hansel

Bike Works

Orlando

Fl

32817

407-275-3976

hans@bikeworks.com

can offer temporary work and lodging for 4-5 people hurt by katrina

 

Larry Black

Mt Airy Bicycle

Mt Airy

Md

21771

301 831 5151

larry@bike123.com

Employment - Bike Shop and domestic home/office/gardening.Car and bicycle use. Clothing,, food,, housing in home and/or Motorhome.

 

Kerry Roberts

Bike Pedlar

Nashville

TN

37203

615.329.2453

kerry@bikepedlar.com

Employment and temp housing

 

Kerry Roberts

Allanti Bicycle Company

Brentwood

TN

37027

615.373.4700

kerry.roberts@allanti.com

Employment and temp housing

 

EDDIE WARNER

HOLLAND'S BICYCLES

CORONADO

CA

92118

619-435-0581

nwarner@mill.net

WE WILL FUND TRANSPORTATION COSTS FOR ANYONE TRAVELLING TO AN OFFERED JOB/HOUSING SITUATION., $1500 FOR STARTERS,, LET ME KNOW WHAT THE NEED IS.

 

Mikki

Perpetual Motion Bicycles,, Inc

Carrollton

GA

30117

770-834-3278

thefolks@perpetualmotionbikes.com

employment + housing

Located midway between Atlanta + Birmingham,, less than 4 mile bike commute to shop., Guest room with private bath., Small dealership located in rolling countryside with lots of ride opportunities., We all wear many hats so anticipate working in sales + getting your hands dirty wrenching!

Jeff Bailey

Bikesport

Houston

TX

77027

713-850-0250 or 800-472-6830

jeffb@bikesport.com

Employment

 

Martha Emmons /Hutch Smith

BikeWorld

Paducah

KY

42001

270-442-0751

info@bikeworldky.com

Employment/ housing (basement of store owners' home., Sofa bed and a twin bed,, private bath.)Meals for a while, & use of bicycle duration of employment.,

Will take couple,, with child okay too. Physical accomadations wouldn't be ideal,, but better than a Superdome,, or public shelter.

Kevin Coggins

The Spin Cycle

Cary (near Raleigh)

NC

27511

919 460-9373

kevin@thespincycle.com

Mechanic or sales help needed

Lodging can be arrainged www.thespincycle.com

Dan Thornton

Free-Flite Bicycles

Marietta

Ga

30066

770-422-5237

info@freeflite.com

Sales,, Assemblers,, Mechanics

Temp lodging available free of charge to get you stable and working again!

Dave Abraham

New Wheel

Radford

VA

24141

5407311211

dave@hokiespokes.com

clothing   work,, shelter in bike shop,, if prior experience

 

bill addler

Revolution Bicycles

Saint Petersburg

FL

33704

727-822-2453

bill@revolutionbikes.com

Employement full/part time to 1-2 displaced sales/tech. Will also do what we can for temp housing and other personal needs. ie clothing,, food,, essentials.

 

Rachel Hassell

Recycled Cycles

Fort Collins

CO

80525

970-223-1969 ext 5

rachel@recycled-cycles.com

temporary full-time employment for 2-4 mechanics., free hotel room right next door., also seeking food vouchers,, clothing,, etc. from other community businesses.,

 

Beth Annon-Lovering

B & L Bike Shop

Davis

CA

95616

530-756-3540

beth@blbikeshop.com

Housing for 1 and mechanic help through October possibly longer.

 

9-2 to 9-6-05

Name of person offering help

Store name

City

State

Zip

Phone

E-mail address

Type of help being offered

Other information or comments?

TOM NEAGLI

BAY AREA BICYCLES

CORPUS CHRISTI

TEXAS

787412

361-993-7000

bayareabicycles@stx.rr.com

bicycle repairs and assembly,, some sales.

Work experience in a Bicycle Store is a must for employment., Part/Full time available.

Michael Klasmeier

City Bikes

Washington,, Chevy Chase

DC,, MD

20815,, 20009

202.265.0159,, 301.652.1777

contact@citybikes.com

Employment or whatever is needed., Housing,, work,, bikes...

Please let us know what we can do to help out., Sales,, wrenching,, receiving...

Charles R. Conte,, Jr

Conte's Bicycle & Fitness Equipment

Virginia Beach

Virginia

23454

757-491-1900

charles@contebikes.com

Sales and Qualified Mechanics needed immediately; offering generally higher than, average industry pay.

We will consider relocation and housing reimbursement expenses.

Dan Abrams

Sun'n Spokes

Sierra Vista

AZ

85635

520-249-9542

snsbike@c2i2.com

Full time store manager

2-3 person shop in military town of 60, 000. 30 years same owner. Great weather year 'round.

ilan Paltrow

Ultimate Bicycle/Bicycle Sport

Charlotte

NC

28209

7043350323

smoot@ultimatebike.com

job,, temp housing,, transportation,, & dinner

 

Russ Cooper

Webster Bicycle

Webster(South of Houston)

TX

77598

281-332-2419

rcooper2@websterbicycle.com

Employment to anyone who worked at a shop.

 

Mike Nix

Liberty Bicycles

Asheville

NC

28803

800-962-4547

Mikenix@libertybikes.com

Skilled Mechanic Employment

 

Rod R. Bickel

R.B.'s Cyclery,, Inc.

Bartlett, (Memphis)

TN.

38133

901-937-4669

rb@rbscyclery.com

Employment Full Time! Bike Mech. and Mech./Sales person.Will help with housing and Transportation!

We are a high end shop,, mainly road bikes. Must be detailed in your work! Call for further details!

Andre Bohren

ABCS

Dallas

TX

75205

214/660-0969

abcs45@airmail.net

1-Bdr. Apt. for two people.

 

 

9-7-05

Name of person offering help

Store name

City

State

Zip

Phone

E-mail address

Type of help being offered

Other information or comments?

Adam Vanderburg

Lee's Bicycles

Tulsa

OK

74105

918-743-4285

adam@leesbikes.com

part and maybe full time  employment

I can assist in helping with finding temporary housing and living essentials.

Tom Jessup

Chainwheel Drive

Clearwater

Florida

33755

727-442-6577

tomj@chainwheeldrive.com

Skilled mechanic, Product flow manager. Will help with relocation.

Two store operation with same ownership for 33 years.

Scott Cropper

Pedal Power Bike Shop

Lexington

KY

40508

859-255-6408

scott@pedalpowerbikes.com

Mechanic and/or Sales work,, full or part time., Assistance offered to help find temporary and/or permanent housing and transportation.

Please contact me with questions and let us know how we could help.

Alan Stadnick

Alan's Bicycle Center

Vero Beach

FL

32960

772-562-2453

alansbikes@bellsouth.net

Employment for a bicycle technician.

 

David Whalley

Carolina Bikeworks

Morganton

NC

28655

828-433-6464

dave@carolinabikeworks.com

Employment and temp. housing for anyone who has worked in a bike shop.

Temp. housing 2 miles from shop with bike to ride to & from.,

Eric Gooden

Cape Bicycle Cycling & Fitness

Cape Girardeau

MO

63703

800-455-2453

capebicycle@yahoo.com

employment &/or housing 2 BR house, great neighborhood,, fenced yard greatly reduced rent or trade for employment or how can I help?

located midway between St. Louis & Memphis

david larochelle

davids cycles

houston

tx

77070

281-469-7725

david@davidscycles.com

employment

 

Jim Hoyt / Woody Smith

Richardson Bike Mart

Dallas

TX

75080

(972)-644-1466 or 800-600-3993

woody@bikemart.com

Part-time to full-time sales or mechanics. Housing Avalible

 

9-8-05

Name of person offering help

Store name

City

State

Zip

Phone

E-mail address

Type of help being offered

Other information or comments?

L.D. Ganey

Southport Bicycles

Southport Bicycles

NC

28412

910 457-1878

lyonalg@bellsouth.net

Two Full time or temporary positions available.

Steve Flagg

Quality Bicycle Products

Bloomington

MN

55438

952-941-9391 x 1201

sflagg@qbp.com

We are interested in providing resources that can help get your shop up and running again., Let us know what you need and we will work together... Steve

Steve Kahn

Danny's Cycles

Scarsdale

New York

10583

914 723 3408

steve@dannyscycles.com

Temporary Employment and possible Housing

Doug Kremer

K&G Bike Center

Xenia

Oh.

45385

937 372-2555

dkremer@kgbikes.com

Full or Part time work. Sales, mechanic, assembly Temporary housing included.

Alan Stadnick

Alan's Bicycle Center

Vero Beach

FL

32960

772-562-2453

alansbikes@bellsouth.net

Employment for Technicians & sales

Currently in need of a full time technician., We will be moving to a new location in the near future and will need sales people as well.

9-9-05 to 9-12-05

Name of person offering help Store name City State Zip Phone E-mail address Type of help being offered Other information or comments?
Linda Mack Silver Cycles Silver Spring MD. 20910 301 585 1889/ 202 513 2578 lmack@npr.org temporary employment and housing. We are looking for a skilled mechanic to mentor and teach some new employees.
kirk hill hills sport shop amarillo tx. 79109 806-355-7224 hills@wtama.net full& part time positions in our bicycle sales and service departments. temp housing/transportation,  help relocating
Jason Wright Bikes Plus,, Inc. Memphis TN 38133 901/385-8788 jasonbikespls@bellsouth.net bike assembly/mechanic  
James Moore Moore's Bicycle Shop Hattiesburg Mississippi 39465 601-544-1978 tracerider@aol.com temporary part time employment/small amount of storage space for belongings finding a quality worker with experience would be mutually beneficial to us and the worker
Stephen Ruck Bike Doctor Inc Arnold Maryland 21012 410-544.3532 sruck@bikedoctor.com Need Work or place to stay. We have 7 stores in Maryland and can place people somewhere.
Russ Okawa Giant Bicycle Newbury Park ca 91320 805-267-4600 russokawa@giantbicycle.com 30K United airlines Mileage credit,, good for airfare for an authorized Giant dealer to relocate a victim as a new employee  
Dave Sadeghi UC Cyclery Inc. La Jolla Ca 92037 858-452-8842 uccyclery@aol.com Full time store manager. Also have opening for a sales person and a mechanic.  
Will Bolt Bolt Brothers Cycles Waxhaw NC 28173 704-843-2375 info@boltbrotherscycles.com Part time employment,, temporary room & board. Waxhaw is located a few minutes south of Charlotte.

9-13-05

Name of person offering help Store name City State Zip Phone E-mail address Type of help being offered Other information or comments?
Rich Bartlett The Block Shop / Block Alternatives Lancaster CA 93534 661 478 4900 block@antelecom.net We have a shop manager position available for a qualified/experienced employee. Can find housing. Lancaster California is 50 miles north of Los Angeles and is only an hour drive from the beach,, skiing/snowboarding,, and lakes. 4 season climate and inexpensive cost of living (compared to the rest of Los Angeles County).
Ed Holt Sunshine Cycles Tallahassee FL. 32308 850-422-1075 Holtcampy@Earthlink.NET Shop Employment Possible Short Term Housing  
Beth Farrell B&B Bicycles Cedar Hill, (Just South of Dallas) TX 75104 972-293-3100 info@bbbicycles.com Sales/Management/Administrative support for 3, 500 s/f shop,, family owned,, growing.  

9-16-05 to 9-19-05

Name of person offering help Store name City State Zip Phone E-mail address Type of help being offered Other information or comments?
Sam Felts Performance Bikes Chapel Hill N.C. 27514 919-933-9113 x 2430 samfelts@performanceinc.com Performance Inc. is now hiring Management,, Mechanics,, and Sales Associates in Atlanta,, Denver,, Washington, D.C. and the San Francisco Bay Area. Great career opportunities are available.  
Nasser A.Nasser Mainly Bikes Narberth PA 19072 610-668-2453 Nasser@mainlybikes.com Immidiate opening for fulltime and parttime bike mechanic/sales. Will assist with relocating. Located just minutes from center city Philadelphia. Excellent pay scale and health benefits for qualified applicants
Jeff Jolin Cycleworks Capitola CA. 95010 831-476-7092 jeffjolin62@yahoo.com Need bike builders and store manager. Large specialized dealer  
Jake Scheideman St Helena Cyclery St Helena CA 94574 707-963-7736 jake@sthelenacyclery.com We have a new Manager position open as well as lower level postiions., Available Immediately! Its a BEAUTIFUL place to live and ride,, a little expensive to live close to work - but worth it.
TONY BUSHLOW AQUARIAN BICYCLES MONTEREY CALIFORNIA 93940 831-375-2144 TBUSHLOW@PACBELL.NET SHOP MANAGER AND A LEAD MECHANIC. PLEASE CALL FOR DETAIL ABOUT HELP WITH MOVING AND EXPERIENCE LEVELS NEED.
Nasser A.Nasser Mainly Bikes Narberth Pa 19072 610-668-2453 Nasser@Mainlybikes.com IMMEDIATE OPENINGS  Two positions available., Looking for permanent full time and part time experienced bicycle mechanic., Willing to assist with partial relocation expenses for qualified permanent employee., Salary negotiable and commensurate with experience.,  

9-20-05 and later

Name of person offering help Store name City State Zip Phone E-mail address Type of help being offered Other information or comments?
Alan & Leslie Ardizone Cascade Bicycles Montrose Colorado 81401 (970) 249-7375 alla@montrose.net Bicycle mechanic - must have experience  
Gerry Ibarra Bicycle Garage Indy Indianapolis Indiana 46250 317-842-4140 Ext 572 gibarra@bgindy.com Various positions available,, which could be temporaty or permanent should it be worked out by both parties. All full time employees are eligible for full benefits package. Temporary housing,, and a certain percentage of relocation costs. Please contact Gerry Ibarra with any questions.