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CLOSED Sunday March 1st 2015

We will be closed today, Sunday March 1st, due to the weather conditions. Stay safe and warm and we’ll see you all next week!
Apologies for any inconvenience.

Spokeasy / Open House Party – March 5th 6-8pm

We’re looking forward to our upcoming Spokeasy themed Open House party on Thursday, March 5th from 6-8pm at the Bike Co-op.

The Columbus Bicycle Co-op has a lot to celebrate! We’ve accomplished a lot in the last year, including achieving our official not-for-profit 501(c)3 status in 2014!

We are throwing a party to thank the many people who help keep the Bike Co-op running, as well as to help attract new patrons and volunteers and spread the word about our programs and services. Join us on Thursday, March 5th from 6-8pm at the Bike Co-op, located in the United Way building at 1531 13th Street in Columbus, Indiana. Bring a friend!

Party guests may dress up in clothes from the 1920s, or simply enjoy the “spokeasy” (think speakeasy with bikes) themed decor. Expect free food, a cash bar as well as LIVE music by the wonderful Bigfoot Yancey at this fun event. Visitors can also enjoy tours of the Bike Co-op, crafts made from repurposed bike parts, and a silent auction including items from both local bike shops, The Bicycle Station and Columbus Cycling and Fitness.

We want to extend a huge thank you to our main sponsors, Reach Healthy Communities, Powerhouse Brewing, Columbus Regional Hospital and Columbus Food Co-op. Another big thank you to those who have donated items for our event, including Ashlynn Leigh Cakes, White River RunningThe Bicycle StationColumbus Cycling and Fitness, Columbus Fit, Deidre Nabors, Dennis Baute, and Lesli Lanteigne. Finally, thank you to Samantha Smith, who created the fantastic poster below.

Spokeasy: the Bike Co-op's 2nd Annual Open House Party

Spokeasy: the Bike Co-op’s 2nd Annual Open House Party

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 info@bikeco-op.org to RSVP or to get more information.

Please see the event poster below:

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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 info@bikeco-op.org to RSVP or if you have any questions about this workshop.

See the event poster below.

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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.