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Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park

The Community Bike Shop at Barber Park in Greensboro NC exists to reduce barriers to

quality of life by providing access to transportation, fun, and community. We collaborate to

recycle, restore and re-home donated bicycles for marginalized members of the community.

We provide a fun and collaborative environment for those who are interested in learning

how to ride or work on bikes and we provide access to a weekly Bicycle Library that allows

people to experience the park by bicycle.

 

The Community Bike Shop at Barber Park was formed on April 5th 2022 as a community

partnership between Transit Alliance of the Piedmont nonprofit, Greensboro Parks & Rec,

Z Smith Reynolds Foundation, Cone Health Foundation, WellCare, REI, and over 60 other

agencies and businesses, and many individuals. We are all volunteers at the shop, including

Sarah, Clara, Josh, Glenn, Zoe, Nadia, Jon, Sheldon, Cris, Greg, Brian, Nicole, & David.

Our mission includes:

  • Sustainability - Keeping bicycles out of the landfill by repairing or recycling them

  • Community - Extending our services to everyone no matter where they live

  • Fun - We wouldn't volunteer for all this if we didn't enjoy doing it

  • Public Health - Provide people with free bicycles to use when needed

  • Workforce Development - Providing repaired bicycles through social service providers

  • Education - Teach everyone to fix their own bicycles and to ride safely

  • Volunteerism - We work with our many volunteers on a variety of endeavors

 

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 in a spirit of experimentation, constant testing of technologies, and innovation.

 

We do not give away bicycles at the shop - we only provide donated used bicycles through social service agencies. We work with our community

partners to provide a public service of removing, repairing, or recycling all unwanted used bicycles. We welcome all donations - please contact us at bikesatbarber@gmail.com or 336-338-8382 (text only).

We typically receive donated bicycles from UNCG, the Greensboro Police Department, local bicycle shops, faith-based groups, and from individual donors in our community.  After receiving, sorting, and fixing the bicycles, we then work with our community partners and 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 3,600 used bicycles. In 2022 we collected 890 donated bicycles, gave away over 300 repaired bicycles to the needy in our community, with the rest being recycled as scrap or put to other uses. Already in 2023 we have given away another 340 repaired bicycles.

Bicycle Donation Drop-Off Locations:
REI, 3334 West Friendly Avenue, Suite 140
Reconsidered Goods, 4118 Spring Garden St
Cycles De Oro, 701 A Hill Street (at Battleground)

Trek, 3721 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410

Shop Address

1500-112 Barber Park Drive

Shop & Bike Library Hours

Repair - Drop in and use a work stand and tools to work on your bike. Mechanic will be on site.  First come/first serve as space allows.

Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm

Contact Info

336-338-8382 (text only)

bikesatbarber@gmail.com

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  • Church World Service

  • Action Greensboro

  • TransformGSO

  • Recycles Bicycles

  • Bikesboro
  • Revolution bike shop

Community Bike Shop at Barber Park partners include:

  • Every Campus A Refuge of Guilford College
  • National Cycling Center of Winston-Salem
  • Piedmont Fat Tire Society
  • Greensboro Police Department
  • Cycles de Oro bike shop

  • Bicycling In Greensboro

  • REI-Greensboro bike shop
  • Major Taylor cycling club

We always welcome additional partnerships!

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