Volunteer cupids celebrate 10 years of bicycle-based valentine Delivery

Volunteer cupids celebrate 10 years of bicycle-based valentine Delivery

This Friday, volunteers from Community Bikes will be distributing Valentines via bicycle, as part of an annual event called Bake ‘n Bike. It’s the tenth anniversary for this annual Valentine’s Day tradition, in which the lovestruck and the lonely alike can send a box of fresh-baked choclate-chip scones and a letter-pressed card to a sweetheart or a friend, delivered by cyclists in charmingly outrageous Cupid costumes. Each order costs $20, all of which goes to benefit Community Bikes and Books Behind Bars.

Community Bikes volunteer Shell Stern started Bake ‘n Bike ten years ago, and has brought in new organizers for behind-the-scenes help this year, with the goal of keeping the program going in future years. During last year’s sale, the volunteers delivered of 150 packages and baked almost 1000 scones. As in the past, this year’s Valentine’s cards are designed by former local artist Patrick Costello (who also volunteered for many years as a “bike cupid”).

Orders can be placed online at the Community Bikes website, which for the first time is now accepting online payment. The scones and cards will be delivered between 9am and 5pm on Valentine’s Day (Friday, February 14th). For more information, contact cvillebakenbike@gmail.com.

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