Our Mission: Serving the community while
inspiring people to learn the art of bicycle repair.
Location: 3961 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA MAP
Donate bicycles and parts after 11am during our Saturday workdays.
The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange is a Section 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Volunteer of the Month: Jack G
- Written by Jonny Jonny
- Published: 01 May 2019 01 May 2019
The Bike Exchange has expanded a lot recently. Today I am talking to one of the folks who work here during our new Wednesday hours.
Jack is one of that rarest of breeds, a native San Fransiscan. Jack grew up locally and was always liked mechanical stuff, especially bikes. He attended Menlo Atherton High, then 2 years of junior college before transferring to Chico State where he got a BS in Physical Sciences. His first job out of college was with Perkins Elmer (he didn’t work on the Space telescope mirror). Then it was on to Varian in Palo Alto where he worked on Sputtering (plasma coating).
He has been a hard core mountain biker for years. He loves to ride his Santa Cruz Blur on the open space trails off highway 35 in the Santa Cruz mountains. Deciding he wanted to do something for others after retiring, he did an internet search and found the Bike exchange. He hooked up with Jack and now is one of our Wednesday regulars.