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We’re hiring!

We’re happy to announce that we’re hiring! We’re looking for two passionate people to help keep the Bike Co-op’s wheels turning. If you’re interested in bicycles, want to help us make bicycling an accessible and sustainable means of transportation and recreation for all residents of Bartholomew County, and are available during most (or all) of our typical open hours (5:30-8pm 2-3 evenings a week and Sunday afternoons 2-5pm), then read on for more information about our open positions: Shop Manager and Volunteer Coordinator.

Shop Manager (10-15 hours/week) – Do you have good mechanical skills and a desire to teach/train others? Do you have great customer service and organization skills?  If so, then you may be the right candidate for our Shop Manager position.

Volunteer Coordinator (10 hours/week) – Do you enjoy working with people? Do you have good computer skills? Are you good at recruiting and coordinating people? Would you like to help us expand our network of volunteers? If so, then you may be our next Volunteer Coordinator!

Click on the links above to see the job descriptions for each position. Please fill in this employment application and send it to us by February 17th in order to apply for the position(s). Contact us at info@bikeco-op.org with any questions or for more information.

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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.