The Bike Kitchen is open for volunteering on Wednesdays from 11am-5pm with a midday mechanical workshop from 1pm-2pm only for volunteers! Volunteers help us to recycle damaged bikes, as well as clean and sort reusable components. Volunteers who become proficient with recycling tasks will then graduate to refurbishing bikes for our Bici Libre and Pedals for the People programs.
Sustainability and responsible consumption are important parts of the Bike Co-op’s mandate. We want cycling to be accessible and affordable, so that everyone can cycle as a primary method of transportation. That is why we recycle and reuse bicycles – not only does it keep bikes out of the landfill, but it also enables us to build bikes out of used parts, keeping our costs low. Much of the bike recycling is done by volunteers at Volunteer Day, through which we engage members of our community in a hands-on way to create a more socially and environmentally responsible world.