“Break It Down” event to raise funds for Rot Riders and Bike Co-Op

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Rot Riders, a division of the Compost Project, and the Kirksville Bike Co-Op are teaming up to host Break It Down, a party and fundraising event, 9 p.m. this Friday at The Aquadome.

There will be music supplied by DJ BabyRahe and the band, Two-Headed Cow, and a contest where event-goers will take old bike parts supplied by the KBC and try to create something new. The winner of the contest will receive a free bicycle.

The sponsoring organizations focus on being environmentally friendly, so the whole event will attempt to eliminate as much waste as possible, says senior Emily Bowen, Rot Riders member. All drink cups will be reusable and all bike parts used in the competition will be old parts from the KBC.

This is the first event Rot Riders have done in about three years other than their weekly bike rides to retrieve compost from around the community and take it to the University Farm, Bowen says.

“A lot of people don’t know about us,” Bowen says. “We’re going to be doing some different things with the bike co-op so that people who are just interested in bikes might be into it.”

The event stemmed from a mutual need of the two organizations to get name recognition across campus, says KBC president senior Carnahan Lovewell.

The event will be $4 for those 21 and older, and $5 for minors. [/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2onbmko9k7U&feature=youtu.be”][/vc_column][/vc_row]