Albany NY area.
Here in Lincoln Nebraska we have the Near South Community Bike Kitchen
I volunteer there when I can and fixed up a few of my bikes there. The people are great and they even have women's night two weekdays a month.About
1720 S.15th st.SUNDAYS 12-4 Mondays 5 p.m.~9 p.m.402-915-BIKE(2453)`SPECIAL THANKS TO: Carol Smith for the use of building.
Bicycling is not only great exercise.It is great for the environment,awesome transportation.Bicycling brings community together.There are great trails throughout Lincoln.Not everyone can afford a new bike.Thats where a community bike shop comes into action.We can help each other by volunteering in the shop.Help others by teaching them how to fix their bike,providing bikes to those that need to get to work,school,etc.Need a bike?Bike repair?Volunteer a few hours.We are not a "BIKE SHOP"That takes in bikes for repair.Volunteer hours are required.Have an extra bike?Donate it.See you soon.
This bike co-op is now shut down.
Currently in Mount Pleasant, MI (Central Michigan University) there are still many of the people who were helping with the co-op in town. We now have the Mount Pleasant Bike Collective.
Feel free to join the group if you are in the area. There you will find rides posted, fun bike internet finds, movie nights, and can also be used as a way to ask questions / find spare parts / bicycle help. So in short, the permanent physical location is gone, but the friendly bike people are still around. We just now have to gather at each others houses / apts.
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I go to BluSci which is in the Old Trafford area of Manchester.
They fix bikes for free if there are no parts needed and just charge for any parts that are needed and dont charge labour.
If a member of BluSci the repair charges but if not then they do appreciate a small donation towards their operating costs as the service is entirely voluntary.
Just an update... there is one in the works here in San Jose... and about time
“I live for myself and I answer to nobody.”
is there any around Pennsville, New Jersey?
Washington DC area:
Phoenix Bikes is located near both the W&OD trail and Four Mile Run Trail.
It's located inside Barcroft Park. The park's street address is 4200 S.
Four Mile Run Drive. Park in the main lot of Barcroft Park, walk to the
street, turn right on the Four Mile Run sidewalk, and walk several hundred
feet. The shop is located on your right, behind yet another park building
and next to the tennis courts. If you pass the tennis courts and see Woofs
Doggy Daycare Center, you've walked too far.
Normal hours of Operation
Tue - Thu: 3pm - 6pm
Friday: 3pm - 7:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 2:30pm
Bike sales Fri and Sat.
Mount Rainier Bicycle Co-op
3601 Bunker Hill Road
Mt Rainier, MD 20712
Vélocity Bicycle Cooperative
2111 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Bike House DC
Annie’s Ace Hardware 1240 Upshur St NW
Saturdays 12 – 3 PM
Also,we don't have parts or sell anything,but there are two free farmer's market bike clinics:
(I run the Glover Park one)
update:map of the local co-ops and clinics
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Northampton, MA (Pioneer Valley) has Pedal People, a bicycle collective that has a bike workshop on Saturdays for anyone who wants to learn, use tools, volunteer time, etc. http://www.pedalpeople.coop/
Ruthie is super nice and very helpful, I learned a lot by going on Saturdays and asking her help. You can also donate/take parts as needed, but there is no formal system.
Life Goal: keep riding.
I prefer emails over PMs: firstname.lastname@example.org
I see lots of new co-ops.
Any of you folks ever volunteer at any of these? Be nice to hear some stories.
Bump... aren't there any bike co-op volunteers? Tell us about it.
If you are ever in Santa Fe, NM check out Chainbreaker Bike Collective! I have been wrenching there for years. http://chainbreaker.org
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San Luis Obispo Bike Kitchen
I worked here a lot before I moved out of the area and it's a great program. Good people, plenty of tools, and nice natural Lighting (really nice). Last Bike coop/kitchen until Santa Barbara. We got lot's of local college kids and the occasional guy touring California by bike. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the San Luis Obispo area.
At ours, we have a pretty full Friday night and Saturday. We end up building a few bikes, but we also help folks who wander in wanting to fix up their bike.
Normally summer is pretty crazy but later winter into spring can also be a zoo. Everybody is getting ready for a ride.
Mobile, Alabama. Delta Bike Project: http://www.deltabikeproject.org/
These guys are pretty new. They offer paid memberships (for people with financial resources, to access better tools and learn about their bikes), and they're helping people without financial resources get bikes in exchange for helping out around the shop.