Bikesboro Bicycle Coop

The Bikesboro Bicycle Coop was founded upon several principles:

  • Good works and charity should serve a greater community purpose.

  • We achieve more by working cooperatively in equal partnerships.

  • We all work within our specialized skills while learning from each other of newer technologies and additional techniques.

  • We work within a spirit of experimentation, constant testing of technologies, and innovation.

The Bikesboro Bicycle Coop aims to provide free used bicycles to community members who need bicycles to get to work and to school, especially those who cannot afford a bicycle. We also work with our charity and social service provider partners to provide a community service of removing, repairing, or recycling unwanted used bicycles, rather than sending them to the landfill.

 

Bikesboro 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 University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), the Greensboro Police Department, Guilford College, area bicycle shops, and from individuals who do not need a tax-deductible receipt.  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 Greensboro residents, immigrants, refugees, migrants, and poorer youth in Greensboro.

During 2017 we collected over 500 used bicycles. So far in 2018 we've given away over 120 used bicycles through our partners, with another 140 bicycles being donated to other groups, recycled as scrap, or used as art by local artists.

  • Church World Service

  • Summit Rotary Club

  • Action Greensboro

  • The Forge maker space

  • Performance Bicycles

  • Bikewalla bike shop

The Bikesboro Bicycle Coop currently partners with:

  • Every Campus a Refuge at Guildford College

  • Greensboro Parks & Recreation Warnersville Community Center
  • Lindley Park Neighborhood Assoc.
  • Interactive Resource Center (IRC)

  • Greensboro Police Department
  • Cycles de Oro bike shop

  • Trek Bicycles of Greensboro

  • REI-Greensboro bike shop

We always welcome additional partnerships!

Our Bicycle Coop Staff & Suppliers

Sheldon Herman of the Bikewalla Bike Shop does most repairs at the Lotus Center on Lawndale, but also at various events. He's occasionally assisted by David Hampsten and Gary Upham.

Bikesboro purchases parts from several suppliers:

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