Thursday, May 13, 2010

Build-A-Bike service offers, asks for support

  • Do you want to try bike commuting, but need help getting your bike in shape?

  • Do you have an old bike you'd like to donate to a good cause?

Connect with the folks at Build-A-Bike! Click on the title above or call their new phone number (not the one on the website), which is 539-0955.

Build-A-Bike is located in the garage at 2602 18th ave SE . They meet every Sunday from Noon till 4pm, helping people work on their own bikes. They have cataloged lots and lots of used parts, gleaned from donated bikes, some of it new and surplused by a bike shop. There is no charge for this service but the owner must participate in the work. People considering beginning a bike commute can bring in their bikes to see if they require some maintenance. They do take donations but prefer they be left during operation hours of noon to 4pm on Sundays, rather than dropped off at other times.