Shifting Gears Welcomes New General Manager

Matt Hanson

Matt Hanson

Shifting Gears is pleased to announce that Matthew Hanson has accepted the position of General Manager for the Summer of 2014!  Matt brings with him a wealth of non-profit experience and a heart for the folks we serve.  You may know him from his work at Evergreen or more recently Schoolcraft.  We saw him in action this weekend as Dillon Engel, our long term chief mechanic, oriented him to the shop, and a crew of six of us started a long overdue cleanup and reorganization.  This is going to be a great summer for Shifting Gears!

The process of getting our house in order will require that we close the shop until Saturday July 12.  At that time we should have a good supply of bikes to go out on a first come first served basis.  If you have an urgent need or wish to arrange for donation drop off please call our new number 766-2465 and leave a message.  We will do our best to serve you.  Stay tuned for exciting changes as we work to increase and improve our services to low income cyclists in Bemidji.

And don’t forget Loop the Lake this Saturday.  You may register on site Saturday morning.  Shifting Gears will be at the start to air up your tires and lube your chains.  See you there!


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