Community Bicycle Shop at Barber Park

The Greensboro Community Bicycle Shop at Barber Park is located at 1500-112 Barber Park Drive in Greensboro and is open 10 am to 6 pm every Saturday. We aim 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 community partners to provide a public service of removing, repairing, or recycling all unwanted used bicycles.

The Greensboro Community Bicycle 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 of newer technologies and additional techniques.

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

 

The Greensboro Community Bicycle 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, 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 donated to other groups, sold, recycled as scrap, or used for art by local artists.

2022 04 07 Barber Park bike move building.jpg
  • Church World Service

  • WellCare HMO

  • Action Greensboro

  • TransformGSO

  • Recycles Bicycles

  • Bikewalla bike shop
  • Bikesboro

Community Bicycle Shop at Barber Park currently partners with:

  • Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department

  • Every Campus A Refuge of Guilford College
  • National Cycling Center of Winston-Salem
  • 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

We always welcome additional partnerships!

Community Bike Shop at Barber Park staff includes:

Sheldon Herman, Joshua Hoffman, David Hampsten, Glenn Trent, Sarah Kolber, Crispin Schamp, Maurice Schwartz and Gary Upham.

Bikesboro purchases parts from several suppliers: