Do you sell used bikes?

We do have a handful of shop refurbished bikes that are generally higher quality “fancy bikes.”  These could be road bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers, or tandems depending on what gets donated.  These are more expensive and can run in the hundreds of dollars.  Stop by or contact us to see if we have something you are interested in.

Can I volunteer?

Yes, and please do! We would not exist without volunteers, and we are always excited about new people. While we’re open, we always teach people to fix their bikes and we can teach you the art of teaching bicycle repair– or we could use you behind the greeter desk too.

To get started volunteering, filling out our Volunteer Application and Agreement and we will email you with information on the next volunteer orientation. If you have any further questions, email our volunteer coordinator.

See our Get Involved page for more information on opportunities to help

My aunt gave me her old ten speed that was sitting in the garage for 30 years. Should I try to fix it up or do you have something better?

We probably do not have something better! See if it fits you by standing over the bike with your feet shoulder length apart – the ideal height is where the top part of the frame is about 2 inches from your crotch. If it is too close, the bike is too big; if there is more than a 2 inch gap, it’s too small. If it doesn’t fit, don’t worry – we happily accept bike donations and you are welcome to browse our selection to find the right fitting bike or frame for purchase. You can even bring a bike that you’ve found at a local garage sale or thrift store.

Do I need to have bike skills to work on a bike?

NOPE! Of course it helps, but we are an education center and we are devoted to helping you learn from square-one. You can come if you are a seasoned bike mechanic or if you have never changed a tube. Keep in mind that when we are very busy you might have to wait for a mechanic to finish helping one person before they get to you. You will be helped in the order that you arrived. If you do not need to work on your bike you can just come and shadow a mechanic and absorb skills.

Do you have parts for building a fixed gear?

Sort of. We do not carry fixed wheels, and that is the most expensive part. If you want a fixed gear for street use (and not track use) may we suggest building a single speed conversion instead? It is much easier and costs $15 instead of $200. Look at some pictures online, you will see that they have the same sleek appearance. They are actually almost the same, the only difference (and benefit) is that you can coast with a single speed.

How much does it cost to build a bike?

$80 for most bikes in the shop (not including any new parts you may need to purchase or any special/really nice parts or frames). Some bikes are priced higher because they are higher quality. All of our prices are non-negotiable so always ask about each part at the shop if you are not sure before you put it on your bike.