Community Bike Shop at Barber Park
The Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park is located at 1500-112 Barber Park Drive in Greensboro and is open by appointment only. We work with our community partners to provide a public service of removing, repairing, or recycling all unwanted used bicycles. We only provide bicycles through social service agencies.
The Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park was founded upon 4 main principles:
Good works and charity should serve a greater community purpose.
We achieve more by working cooperatively and collectively in equal partnerships.
We all work within our specialized skills while learning from each other.
We work within a spirit of experimentation, constant testing of technologies, and innovation.
The Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park does not directly give bicycles to individuals, but rather we work in partnership with other organizations to find, collect, repair, and distribute bicycles to qualified community members. We receive donated bicycles from institutions such as the UNCG, the Greensboro Police Department, Guilford College, area bicycle shops, faith-based groups, and from individuals in our community. After receiving, sorting, and fixing the bicycles, we then work with our community partners, including social service providers, to deliver used bicycles to various needy clients, including new residents, immigrants, refugees, migrants, the homeless, and poorer youth in Greensboro.
Since 2017 we have collected over 2,000 used bicycles. In a typical year we collect up to 600 donated bicycles, give away over 300 repaired bicycles to the needy in our community through our partners, with the rest being sold, recycled as scrap, or used for art by local artists.
Church World Service
- Bikewalla bike shop
- Recycles bike shop
Community Bike Shop at Barber Park currently partners with:
Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department
- Every Campus A Refuge of Guilford College
- National Cycling Center of Winston-Salem
- Cone Health Foundation
- Piedmont Fat Tire Society
Greensboro Dept. of Transportation
- Greensboro Police Department
Cycles de Oro bike shop
Bicycling In Greensboro
- REI-Greensboro bike shop
- Transit Alliance of the Piedmont
- Major Taylor cycling club
We always welcome additional partnerships!
Community Bike Shop at Barber Park staff includes:
Sheldon Herman, Sarah Kolber, Clara Jones, David Hampsten, Glenn Trent, Jon Walters, Keith Ward, Crispin Schamp, Maurice Schwartz and Gary Upham.
Bikesboro purchases parts from several suppliers:
KHS of Kentucky & California (for Shimano parts)
Hans Johnsen Company of Dallas Texas
Midway Bicycle Supply of St. Paul MN
Quality of Minneapolis
Full Factory distributors (Odyssey & Fairdale)
Highway 2 distributors (Brooks & Continental)
- Schwalbe tires of Kent WA & Reichshof Germany
- Arkel bags of Sherbrooke Quebec
- Delta parts & accessories of Randolph MA
- Cateye cycle computers
- Green Guru bags
- Handsome Bikes
- Bike24 of Dresden Germany