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List of bike co-ops, collectives and bike kitchens

Old 01-14-14, 06:36 PM
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Lexington, KY

Best part, a brewery AND roller derby in the same building!
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Delaware - Wilmington

Urban bike project - 1500 N. Walnut St Wilmington DE
Open shop Tues & Thurs evenings 6:30pm - 9:00 pm + other programs

Open Shop | Urban Bike Project

I haven't been to this location (moved earlier this year).
Typical bicycle co-op with used bikes, new & used parts, shop space & tools, volunteer mechanics.

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Old 06-21-14, 10:40 PM
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Delaware - Newark

Newark Bike Project

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Looks like there are some changes this summer; central location for Newark DE

Earlier space was very large, with some Saturday hours; check for current hours and location
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Virginia - Richmond

Rag and Bones Co-op
Contact | Richmond's Bicycle Cooperative

3110 West Leigh Street Richmond,Va 23230

Public hours Tues evening and Saturday afternoon.
Friendly group

They have some progressive/radical political literature, but are happy to have anybody that likes bikes come by to work on them or show them cool bikes regardless of politics.

Plenty of shop equipment, and repair advice for those that ask
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St. Pete Bike Co-op

Hope this isn't a re-post. The St. Pete Bike Co-op opened in June of 2013. We are currently open Thursdays and Sundays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

St. Pete Bike Co-op

559 Mirror Lake Dr. N.
St. Pete, FL 33701

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Discount Bicycle Warehouse
338 S 2nd St
Grand Junction, CO

no website or phone number

$25 tune up, $5 flat repair, mechanic on site, hard to find parts and more used parts than anywhere else in town.
Gunnar Sport
Specialized Ruby
Salsa Vaya Ti
Novara Randonee x2
Motobecane Fantom CXX
Jamis Dakar XCR
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Orlando (Central Florida) has a couple:


Orlando Bike Co-op Fundraiser | Commute Orlando
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Originally Posted by gerv
bike co-op volunteers? Tell us about it.
Considering that this call for first-hand accounts has gone unanswered, I will share a bit about my experiences. My first exposure to a nonprofit bike organization was the Iowa City Bike Library. The Bike Library is located in Iowa City, IA (it has relocated to a different space since my time volunteering), and is run by volunteer steering committee members and one paid Americorps volunteer. In my years of semi-frequent volunteering with the organization, it was brimming with donated bicycles, parts, and know-how. Donations were evaluated by mechanics and are either repaired for check-out or stripped for parts. The organization prides itself in recycling all unused materials, and has rehabilitated many bikes which otherwise might have reached the end of their functioning life. Here's a video from a 2012 celebration.

Since moving away from Iowa City, I have also volunteered twice at the Recyclery in Rogers Park (Chicago), and five or six times at Working Bikes in the Lower West Side of Chicago. Neither organization is very close to where I live, now, so unfortunately I am no longer an active co-op volunteer. If you have particular questions about operation of any of these groups or the types of bikes I worked on when volunteering or anything else, feel free to ask!
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I haven't been by to check this place out, but a guy on the bus gave me their card.

Northwest Hub
The Northwest Hub
1230 Broadway St. NE
Salem, OR

Open: Wed - Sat 10:00 - 6:00
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

NaturalCycle (co-op)

The WRENCH (community)

UWSA Bike Lab

South Osborne Bike Hub

Oriole's Bike Cage

The Bike Dump (community)

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Old 04-14-18, 09:18 AM
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Vancouver BC 🇨🇦, eh

Our Community Bikes Pedal Society
Near Broadway & Main, Vancouver

Membership is $40 a year, but optional
Members get free time at bike benchs & tool use at Member Nights, and 10% off parts

Bench & tool rental is $24/hr (I think) but on sliding scale according to userís ability to pay
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Also in Vancouver, Canada:

The Bike Kitchen (part of UBC AMS Bike Coop) - 604-827-7333
1896 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 (on UBC campus near Brock Hall in temporary construction building) hours generally 10am-6pm, closed Sunday and holiday weekends

1739 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H3 (near Commercial Drive), check hours seem to be irregular
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Cheers for the info
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Originally Posted by sseaman
Halcyon Bike Shop, Nashville, TN
Not really a bike co-op. More of a open-minded shop with open stands out back.
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Atlanta, GA

SOPO bike coop.
DIY bicycle shop | Donate bikes | Used bikes for sale | Atlanta Sopo Bicycle Cooperative
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The Bike Library and Workshop on the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

This is not a co-op. It is supported by the Students Union of the University of Alberta under the group Sustain SU. The Bike Library is part of a broader sustainable life style initiative.

The Bike Library was started in 2005. Initially they loaned bicycles to people at no cost, hence the name library. Currently the Bike Library rents restored old bicycles that are donated. Sustainability means trying to reuse and not purchasing new items.

The Workshop is used to maintain the bicycle rental fleet. The Workshop is also open several hours a week to everyone to come in and work on their bicycles. It is a DIY bike shop with a mechanic and volunteers to give guidence on what and how to fix on your bicycle. Use of the bike stands and tools is free. There is a selection of used parts and some new parts.

There are many bicycle commuters travelling to the campus and this workshop is well used.
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Co op in CT

I've been Volunteering at The Bradley Street co-op in New Haven CT for the past month and a half. I know there is also one in Hartford. Bradley Street is great fun so far, everyone is amazing and inclusive. My confidence as a budding mechanic has gone up and they are well stocked in tools and bike donations from the community to work on and learn from. There are plenty of precautions due to the virus restrictions so the owner keeps a limit on volunteers in the space with plenty of seasoned mechanics to help you out.

Go and check them out!!
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Gearin' Up Bikes in DC is awesome. They're on Rhode Island Avenue.
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1305 2nd Ave N #101, Birmingham, AL, United States, Alabama

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Anyone know of any current co-ops in Denver?
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The Recyclery in Asheville, NC:

Currently in the basement of the French Broad Food Co-op, soon moving to ? ?
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global wiki list

I have not seen this posted yet so I thought it might be useful - a wiki list of bike co-ops around the world:


Like any wiki-type list it may not be current or comprehensive so YMMV.

There is some information about bike co-op involvement on the main page as well.

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