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Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park

The Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park is a joint venture of:

  • Transit Alliance of the Piedmont 501c3 nonprofit (EIN 47-5483317) - insurance & fiscal sponsor

  • City of Greensboro Department of Parks & Recreation - lease holder & programming

  • City of Greensboro Department of Transportation - grants & programming

  • Cone Health Foundation - grants & organizational structure

  • WellCare HMO - grants & programming

  • Bikewalla/Bikes for the Rest of Us - parts & bikes distributor accounts


Our missions include:

  • Sustainability - We make every effort to keep bicycles out of the landfill by repairing or recycling them;

  • Public Health - We strive to improve community health outcomes by providing people with free bicycles to use;

  • Workforce Development - We help get people to work by providing repaired bicycles through social service providers, and we help to train people to fix their own bicycles;

  • Education - We help agencies with bike rodeos, safe routes to school advice, and train bike mechanics;

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


We do not sell bicycles. 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. We welcome all donations - please contact us 336-338-8382 (text only). Article in Triad City Beat.

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 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 3,000 used bicycles. In 2022 we collected 890 donated bicycles, gave away 289 repaired bicycles to the needy in our community who were vouched through our agency partners, with the rest being recycled as scrap or put to good use.

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)

Community Bike Shop at Barber Park staff includes:

Sheldon Herman, Sarah Kolber, Clara Jones, David Hampsten, Glenn Trent, Jon Walters, Keith Ward, Crispin Schamp, Greg Burazer, Tariq Zeyar, Joshua Hoffman, Star Sedda, and Gary Upham.

Bikesboro purchases parts from several suppliers:

Additional Community Bike Shop at Barber Park partners:

  • 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!

Shop Address

1500-112 Barber Park Drive

Shop Hours

Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm

Contact Info

336-338-8382 (text only)

  • Church World Service

  • Action Greensboro

  • TransformGSO

  • Recycles Bicycles

  • Bikesboro
  • Recycles bike shop
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