Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park
The Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park was formed in April 2022.
Our mission includes:
Sustainability - Keeping bicycles out of the landfill by repairing or recycling them
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.
The Greensboro Community Bike Shop at Barber Park is a joint venture of:
Transit Alliance of the Piedmont 501c3 nonprofit (EIN 47-5483317)
City of Greensboro Department of Parks & Recreation
City of Greensboro Department of Transportation
Cone Health Foundation
Bikewalla/Bikes for the Rest of Us
Over 30 volunteers
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 email@example.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 3,000 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 other uses.
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)
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.
Thursdays 5 pm to 7 pm
Bike Library - Bicycle lending program.
Sundays 1 pm to 4 pm
336-338-8382 (text only)
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:
KHS of Kentucky & California
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
- United Tool in Oregon
- Bike24 of Dresden Germany
Church World Service
- Recycles bike shop
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!