The Bike dump is a volunteer-run community bicycle education space. We offer:
- Tools and space to fix your bike
- A stock of recycled bike frames and parts from which to build yourself a bike
- Volunteers to help guide you through repairs, or with a bike-building project
- Refurbished, recycled bicycles for sale on a sliding scale
- Monthly bicycle repair workshops
- To make cycling – and bicycle repair knowledge – accessible to everyone
- To organize ourselves transparently, democratically, and non-hierarchically
- To offer creative alternatives to auto dependency and its consequences (urban sprawl, lack of exercise, lack of community, crappy t.v. commercials, and so on)
SHOP HOURS (as of May 2013)
|Open Hours 1-4 pm (new hours)||Women + Queer identifying only 6-9pm||Open Hours 6-9 pm||2nd Weds of each month is Volunteer Orientation!
3rd/4th is a Workshop
2013 Spring & Summer WORKSHOPS
We hold Hands-on workshops on a variety of bike-related topics. Workshops are FREE and don’t require prior registration unless noted.
Wed. April 17 – 6-8 pm -Tires & Tubes (How to avoid flat tires, fix them when they happen and replace valves.)
Wed. April 24 – 6-8 pm – Brakes (How to install, adjust, and troubleshoot several types of bicycle rim brakes.)
Sat. May 4th 1-5pm – Frame Painting (How to prep and paint a bike without special equipment. Bring a old clothes and a respirator mask if you have access to one)
Wed. May 22nd 6:30-8:30pm – Gears & derailleurs (Learn how to install front and rear derailleurs, adjust and check alignment, and trouble-shoot common shifting problems. B.Y.O. bike or work on one of the bike-dump’s)
Wed. May 29th 6:30-8:30pm- Hubs (Identifying Hub problems and repacking bearings)
Wed. June 19th 6:30-8:30pm – How to single speed your bike (Some popular methods and challenges of converting a bike to single speed operation. A few materials are available for purchase if you would like to convert your own bike.)
Wed. June 26th 6:30-8:30pm – Night Riding (A discussion of night time riding techniques and safety, with free reflective stickers!)
Wed. July 17th 6:30-8:30pm – Cranks, pedals & bottom brackets (Learn how to properly remove cranks, disassemble a 3-piece bottom bracket, re-pack it’s bearings and adjust/re-assemble)
Wed. July 24 – Brakes (How to install, adjust, and troubleshoot several types of bicycle rim brakes.)
Wed. Aug 21 – 3 Speed Hubs (Learn about the mysteries and maintenance of this durable bike part)
Wed. Aug 28 – Unsticking stuck parts (Bust that rust! Tips for dealing with stuck seatposts, stems, bolts, and anything else which you want to adjust that has seized itself in place.)
Possible future workshop topics include: brakes, coaster hubs, shifters and derailleurs, internal 3-speed hubs,frame painting, cargo bikes, DIY bike trailers, urban riding skills, winter cycling, BMX bikes, generator lights . . . .Let us know what you want to learn!
We are at the back of the Red Road Lodge (formerly the New Occidental Hotel) at the corner of Logan and Main street. Look for the courtyard at the Southeast corner of the building.
You’re best off looking at THE MAP.
Feel free to contact us by email
However, first check out our FAQ’s on the Contact page.
You may have your questions answered there.