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Volunteer days are back, in a new format! They're the second and fourth Saturdays, on a smaller scale. See our Eventbrite site at bikex.eventbrite.com for details and to RSVP. Grab your spot and join in on the wrenching for good! See the event calendar for more events and volunteer days.

Donate bicycles and parts by appointment. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and details of what you have. We have specific drop-off times on Wednesday and Friday and other times by special arrangement. We'll let you know if we have a need for your items and get you drop-off details.

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange is a Section 501c(3) non-profit organization.

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Thursday, Oct. 6 was a special work day where we hosted a group from Adobe Systems at the bike Exchange.
 
Alison organized the  event  from the Adobe side  (Jack Miller, as always, set things up on our end) and your humble reporter was able to sit down with Alison for a few minutes during the lunch break to find out a bit about her and about the Adobe group .
 
Alison hails from Windsor England and grew up living around the corner from The Queen and Elton John, with whom she frequently had tea.
 
In 1997 she tired of hobnobbing with the toffs and came over on the boat to the colonies. Having discovered the promised land, she went to work here in the exploding tech industry and eventually found herself  at Adobe systems where she works and plays today. 


 
Alison is a devoted biker. When she wants to get serious she rides her Trek Madone road bike. For neighborhood duty she has a 1972 balloon-tired Schwinn with a basket named Charlotte, which she dearly  loves.
 
Alison tells me that Adobe really supports cycling. There are group rides, workshops, and bike-to-work days. The senior management even has sponsored organized rides for customers.
 
There is a company  wide  bike club  with chapters at different locations. There is a club ride on the 3rd weekend of every month with the goal of making friends. And importantly, at the end of each ride  there is always some great nosh.
 
The Bay area chapter was represented Thursday by 14 people who came to fix  bicycles. In all they turned out 8 completed bikes, a very good result. They also brought coffee and lunch. And, Adobe gave the Exchange a nice check to help further the cause. 

Learn more about the superstars who keep SVBE rolling through our previous featured volunteer spotlights!