The Community Workshop

Our workshop is a place where volunteers and members can come and learn to repair and maintain their bicycles. We have complete refurbished bicycles for sale, along with a stock of used parts and bikes available to everyone. We also gladly accept donations of unwanted bicycles and parts in any condition.

We are located at 98 Colvin Avenue in Buffalo, NY.

We are currently without open shop hours:

Unfortunately due to a staffing shortage, we cannot keep the shop open at this time. We have some big news coming for 2023, but appreciate your patience in the meantime while we hire a new Workshop Director and a new mechanic.

We are still happy to receive donations of your used bikes in decent condition. Thank you! You can leave them on the bike rack to the left of our workshop door and we’ll be by every couple of days to bring them in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a question? Send us an email.

Yes! We are happy to accept donations of any bikes and parts that are no longer wanted. Donations can be dropped off at the workshop during our open hours with no need to call ahead. We will not be able to provide you with a tax receipt at this time due to staffing issues. We are currently unable to pick up donations. 

No! *Once we are back in action and have hired our new staff* everyone is welcome to visit the shop for retail purchases and to book service repair appointments. To use our bike stands for DIY bike repair, if you are not a member of GObike, you can purchase a single-use day pass for $10. If you plan to come back or are interested in supporting our work, we recommend a year-long membership, which can be purchased online or at the workshop.

Good question! *Once we are back in action and have hired our new staff* you can repair your own bike or build a bike from our supply. We provide all the tools, lubricants, and knowledge you’ll need to do so. We have a team of experienced bicycle mechanics to help you along the way. You can also shop our inventory of refurbished bicycles and attend classes on bike maintenance and road safety.

Yes. Stay tuned.

We plan to work more closely with our volunteers than we have in years just as soon as we have our shop and its offerings turned in a new direction we’re excited to share with you.

With the shop closed, All bike retail is on hold through the end of the year. We’re really sorry about that.

When we reopen: We have a selection of used bikes of all types and sizes that have been refurbished by our staff. The stock changes weekly. The shop also sells “as is” bikes that you can work on yourself as well as used parts to help you with your projects. We stock a selection of new items including tubes, tires, cables, lights, locks, bells, fenders, and baskets.