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Bike Maintenance & Repair Classes: January – March 2015

More exciting news from the Bike Co-op: We are offering a series of 6 classes on Bicycle Maintenance & Repair this Winter! Join us for as few or as many of the classes as you like.

The classes will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm:

Jan 29th – Basic Bike Repair & Maintenance
Feb 12th – Brakes: Adjustment & Cable Maintenance
Feb 19th – Derailleurs: Adjustment & Troubleshooting
Feb 26th – Cup & Cone Bearings: Adjustment & Overhaul
Mar 12th – Bottom Brackets: Adjustment & Overhaul
Mar 19th – Headsets: Adjustment & Overhaul

The suggested donation to attend is $10 per class, $25 for 3 classes, and $50 for all 6 classes. If you can’t afford it, please don’t let the cost be a barrier to expanding your bike repair knowledge. Donate as much as you can. If you want to learn, then we want to teach you!

These classes are FREE for all of our regular volunteers – those who regularly sign up for shifts as a Shop Monitor, Greeter or Volunteer Supervisor.

Contact us at to RSVP or to get more information.

Please see the event poster below:


Arts & Crafts Workshop on Feb 5th

Join us for an Arts & Crafts Workshop on Thursday, February 5th from 6-8pm. We will provide the supplies to make jewelry and other crafts out of repurposed bicycle parts! Our aim with this workshop is to produce items to be sold at our Open House on March 5th. This Open House is our only fundraiser, so we need your assistance to ensure that it’s a success! You may also make items for yourself for a suggested donation of $5 per item. This donation will help us to cover the cost of food and jewelry-making items such as clasps and beads that we would not normally have at the Bicycle Co-op.

Click here to see the event information on Facebook.

Please contact us at to RSVP or if you have any questions about this workshop.

See the event poster below.



La Noche Latina 2015

Es un placer anunciar que la Noche Latina en el “Columbus Bicycle CO-OP”, continuara en el 2015. El segundo y cuarto martes de cada mes, voluntarios que hablan Espanol, estaran disponibles para ayudarte de 5:30 a 7:30pm. Nuestros voluntarios te podran ensenar y/o ayudar a arreglar tu propia bicicleta, o puedes seleccionar una bicicleta restaurada que este disponible, o ayudarte a inscribirte al programa de Gana-Tu-Bicicleta.  Nos da mucho gusto poder ofrecer este servicio a la comunidad latina, gracias a nuestros dedicados voluntarios!

The Columbus Bicycle Co-op is pleased to announce that Latino Night will continue in 2015. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, spanish speaking volunteers will be available to assist you at the Bike Co-op from 5:30-7:30pm. Our volunteers can help you learn to fix your own bike, assist with selecting a bike from our selection of refurbished bikes, and help you sign up for our Earn-a-Bike program. We’re happy to provide such a great resource for the hispanic community, thanks to our dedicated volunteers!

We’ll be open on the following Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm:

Ven con nosotros a la Noche Latina en las siguientes fechas:

1/13. 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8

Come and see us in the United Way Building, located at 1531 13th street.

 “Columbus Bike CO-OP” esta ubicado en el sotano del edificio de United Way, en 1531 13th Street.

Giving Tuesday 2014

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Here are some great ways for you to give to Columbus Bicycle Co-op:

Give your time! Volunteer tonight or tomorrow night to help clean & repair bicycles for the Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund from 6-8:30pm. Volunteers of all skill levels are also needed on Thursdays from 5:30-8pm or Sundays from 2-5pm. OR volunteer on our Open House Planning Committee to help us plan our big event that will happen in February/March 2015. E-mail us at to find out more.

Give money! #GiftBack with the Heritage Fund’s Grant-a-Wish Program. We are asking for donations to provide lights & helmets for Earn-a-Bike participants and to provide Traffic Safety training.

Give bicycles, parts, apparel & accessories! See our wish list for the items of which we are most in need.

Please consider starting this season of giving by donating to us on #GivingTuesday.

Help out the Cheer Fund

It’s that time of year again! Please join us to assist the Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund on Tuesday, December 2nd AND Wednesday, December 3rd from 6-8:30pm. The Cheer Fund provides toys, books and other items for needy children during the holiday season. The Cheer Fund receives hundreds of bikes, many of which need to be repaired before they can be given to families in need. The Bike Co-op helps out with this worthwhile program by providing the tools, workshop and volunteer assistance to repair bikes.

We need volunteers to assist with getting bikes ready to be donated to children. This includes cleaning, assessing and repairing bikes,  airing up tires, and moving and organizing bikes. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome.

Please come to the Co-op on Tuesday, December 2nd from 6:00 – 8:30pm and/or Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:00 – 8:30pm to help get the Cheer Fund bikes ready in time to be delivered to the needy children of Bartholomew County for the holidays. We’ll have a great time for a great cause!

If you have any questions about the program or our volunteer needs, please e-mail us at

Cheer Fund 2014