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Closed on Easter Sunday

The Columbus Bicycle Co-op will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20th.

If you’re getting ready to do some cycling this Easter weekend, please come in and see us on Wednesday, April 16th from 5:30-8pm.

Our Basic Bike Repair & Maintenance Class is this Wednesday, April 16th from 6-8pm but the workshop will be open as usual. To register for the class, e-mail info@bikeco-op.org. Spaces are still available.

Volunteers Needed!

Now that the weather is warming up and people are getting out on their bikes, the Columbus Bicycle Co-op is in need of volunteers! While we always need volunteers to assist with tasks around the workshop, our main need is for people who are willing to commit to 1-2 shifts per month in either one of our core roles: Greeter and Shop Monitor.

Greeters work at the front desk to sign people in and out, point visitors in the right direction, accept donations, sign people up for the Earn-a-Bike program or help them to select a bike in exchange for a donation. Being a Greeter is a great way to get involved in the Co-op and meet people while learning more about bikes.

Shop Monitors assist with patrons with bike repair and maintenance. While you don’t need to be an expert in bike repair, you should know (or be willing to learn) the basics and should know your way around the workshop. We are happy to train volunteers and our 4-part series is a great way to start or to refresh your skills.

Volunteer Orientation will be offered on Sunday, May 4th at 2pm for anyone interested in signing up to volunteer or finding out more about the volunteer opportunities at the Bike Co-op.

Stop by the Bike Co-op or e-mail info@bikeco-op.org to sign up or find out more.

Bike Repair & Maintenance Classes this spring!

We are happy to announce that the Bike Co-op will be offering Bike Repair & Maintenance classes this Spring!

Classes on bike repair and maintenance topics will be held at the Columbus Bicycle Co-op (basement of the United Way building – 1531 13th Street) every other Wednesday from 6-8pm from April 16th to May 28th (May is National Bike Month, after all!).

April 16th – Basic Bike Repair & Maintenance
April 30th – Brakes: Adjustment & Cable Maintenance
May 14th – Derailleurs: Adjustment & Troubleshooting
May 28th – Wheels: Truing & Bearing Overhaul

*Suggested donation* per class is $10 (you do not have to pay to attend, but we appreciate your support to help us remain open to the public). If you register for all 4, the suggested donation is $35.

You are encouraged to bring your bike to the class(es) you attend.

Email info@bikeco-op.org with any questions or to register.
OR click here to register online https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HF22KR8

Our Vintage Open House Party is tomorrow night!

We hope you can join us tomorrow, Thursday, February 20th, from 6-9pm for our VINTAGE Open House Party. The party will be held at the Bike Co-op in the United Way building at 1531 13th Street. Party guests will enjoy FREE food, a cash bar, a silent auction including some fantastic items, repurposed bike art & jewelry, a display of vintage bikes, a photo booth and MORE!

Here are some of the great items you’ll see in the silent auction:

  • $100 gift card for Pacheco Winery on Third
  • Columbus Indiana: Midwest Modernist Mecca – book of panoramic photographs of Columbus donated by the Visitors Center
  • A month’s worth of fitness classes or Crossfit at the Fitness Factory
  • Items from both local bike shops: Columbus Bicycle Station and Columbus Cycling & Fitness

 

We’re looking forward to seeing many new and familiar faces at the event.¬†Thanks to all of our community partners and volunteers for making this event possible!

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Thanks to our Open House sponsors!

We’re looking forward to our Vintage Open House Party on February 20th! It will be a great event, thanks to our many sponsors:

Joust – Produced our fantastic poster

Noodles & Company – Providing food for the event

Ashlynn Leigh Cakes – Providing desserts for the event & a gift certificate for our silent auction

Bistro 310 – Providing the cash bar for our event

The Bicycle Station – Providing a donation for our silent auction

Columbus Cycling & Fitness – Providing a donation for our silent auction

Please help us thank our community sponsors by patronizing their businesses! We’re fortunate to have so many generous local businesses that support Columbus Bicycle Co-op.

Click here to see more details about the Open House on Facebook.