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Starting winter hours

The Bike Co-op will be closed on Sundays for the Winter, effective today, December 3rd. We plan to use this time to reorganize the shop, make improvements, train volunteers and to get ready for our busy Spring and Summer season. We will remain open on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8pm and for Latino Night on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:30pm.

Volunteers will be notified about when we will hold work days and when the shop will be open for them to work on their own bikes.

Apologies for any inconvenience. Please e-mail us at info@bikeco-op.org if you’re interested in volunteering.

Make our wishes come true by donating through Grant a Wish

The Heritage Fund‘s Grant a Wish program has officially begun! Donate now and your donation will be matched, thanks to Elwood Staffing and Mainsource Bank (while funds are available).

We need your donations to help us to continue to provide valuable services to our community. Please consider giving an alternative gift this holiday season by donating to us through Grant-a-Wish! Our wishes are #29, 30 and 31 and you can donate here. #giftback

Donate to the Bike Co-op through Grant-a-Wish

Donate to the Bike Co-op through Grant-a-Wish

 

Bike Safety Classes

Safety is key to the enjoyment of bicycling – and we’re happy to provide you opportunities to learn and practice safe riding skills through our NEW Safe Riding classes!

Classes are based on the League of American Bicyclists’ Smart Cycling curriculum, and will focus on learning and practicing bike handling and safe riding principles. Students will become more confident and knowledgeable riders.

The course is free, thanks to the generous support of the Bloomington Bicycle Club.

However, class size is limited and there are materials (brief, educational YouTube videos) to review in advance, so please register here. 

Available class dates include: Sat, July 9, Sun, July 24, and Sat, August 6, from 12pm-5pm.

Bring your bike (in good working order, with more than one gear, no recumbents), helmet (one may be available to borrow if you do not have one), a water bottle, a snack and wear comfortable clothes.

Closed July 3

The Columbus Bike Co-op will be closed Sunday July 3 to celebrate Independence Day.

We will be at the Columbus Summer Farmers’ Market Saturday July 2 providing bike valet.  We will have a work stand and a small selection of tools for those bike emergencies that you may have.

Summer Maintenance Classes

The Columbus Bicycle Co-op is offering maintenance classes.  Classes will be on Monday evenings from 6:00-8:00.  You are welcome to bring your bike and/or tool kit.  For those that do not want to bring their own bike please note examples from our shop can be provided.  These classes will be hands on.  Suggested donation of $10 per session is greatly appreciated.  If you are interested please RSVP.  This will help make sure we tailor the classes to your bicycle’s specs.
June 6-The basics.  Learn how to repair a flat while riding.  We will also cover basic cleaning and care of your bike.
June 13-Derailleurs and Shifting.  This class will cover basic troubleshooting, adjustment, and maintenance of shifting and derailleur systems.
June 20- Brakes.  This class will cover inspection and adjustment of brakes.
June 27- Hubs and bearings.  This class will cover hub overhaul and adjustment.  We will also cover other bearing types located throughout the bike.
July 11- Wheels and Spokes.  This class will cover basic wheel truing and spoke replacement.
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