QBP now accepting applications for its Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship

By Steve Frothingham

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — QBP’s Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship, now in its 6th year, has had many success stories. To find one, you don’t need to look far: B Vivit, an instructor at United Bicycle Institute. Vivit earned a scholarship to attend a 2-week class at UBI last year.

At the time, Vivit was floor manager at Huckleberry Bicycles in San Francisco.

“After the class was over, I was giving feedback to some of the instructors over text since they had my phone number. They recommended I apply to teach here because they had seen and overheard me helping other students and teaching during class. It all happened very quickly, and I’ve been here for 18 months now,” said Vivit.

Vivit assists with UBI’s Pro course, and in the framebuilding shop and also manages the social media account for UBIs Ashland, Oregon, campus.

Registration is now open, through Nov. 2, for the next round of 32 scholarships, which will be awarded to 32 women, trans, nonbinary, gender nonconforming and intersex individuals, allowing them to attend UBI’s Professional Repair and Shop Operation course at either the Ashland or Portland, Oregon, campus in February 2019.

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Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News