Workshop

The GObike Buffalo Community Workshop is a place where volunteers and members can go and learn to repair and maintain their bicycles.

 

Our workshop is currently closed to the public. We are providing repairs by appointment starting Monday, March 30. Please visit our appointment schedule or call our workshop at (716) 320-0193 to make an appointment. 


Repair appointments will be scheduled between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Appointment requests will be confirmed prior to the appointment.

Most repairs will be available for pickup the same day they are dropped off. If you cannot pick up on the same day, we will schedule a day and time for you to pick up your bicycle.

We will be implementing a one customer at a time policy and following the sanitation/safety protocols below:

  • All customers bikes will be wiped down with sanitizing solution before our staff performs repairs
  • Mechanics will be working with their own set of tools that will be sanitized between repairs
  • Mechanics will wear a new set of disposable gloves for each repair
  • Before a customer picks up a repaired bike, it will be wiped down again with a sanitizing solution.
  • Staff will wear surgical masks for all customer interactions.

 We are asking, as possible, customers pay with a credit card.

Request a Repair

 

 

We are located at 98 Colvin Avenue in Buffalo, New York.

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Contact

For additional information or if you have questions, please contact us during business hours at (716) 320-0193 or e-mail us at:
Stacy, Workshop Manager — stacy@gobikebuffalo.org
Colin, Head Mechanic — colin@gobikebuffalo.org

Donate a Bike

We happily accept used bicycle, tools, and accessory donations for our community workshop. Donations are used in our recycle a bicycle classes at schools and community centers, donated to those in need, and fixed and resold to support our workshop--and get more people on bikes, of course! To donate our bike, please drop items off during our open shops hours. Unfortunately, we do not currently have the means to pick up donations.

Fix Your Bike
If you'd like to learn how to tune up and fix your bike yourself, our workshop is the place to be! We have bike mechanics and trained volunteers on hand to help assist you with all bicycle endeavors. You're welcome to visit the workshop during our shop hours. The workshop is free for GObike buffalo members and a $10 day-pass is asked of visitors. Stop in soon and learn something new!

When it is safe, convenient, and fun to walk to neighborhood schools, our children are healthier, our streets are safer for everyone, and our communities thrive. Through Safe Routes to School, our Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) program, and National Bike to School Day, we can make our schools more bike-friendly.
 

Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) Program

Recycle-A-Bicycle (RAB) is an educational program for children of all ages that encourages hands-on problem-solving skills; understanding of working with tools; and identification of bicycle parts, mechanics, and functionality. Most importantly, problem-solving skills learned through building a bike will be carried beyond the classroom and into their entire lives.

Students receive a donated bicycle from our community workshop and strip it down, part-by-part. With our instructor's help, they reassemble the bike, making modifications as they go. Students learn bicycle mechanics as we overhaul wheels, bottom brackets, and headsets, take apart chains, and remove and repair brakes and cables—then build it all back up again.

With patience, group participation, and hard work, the students earn the bicycle they built through determination, teamwork, and encouragement of one another, gaining a sense of pride and self-accomplishment.

We learn rules of the road, road safety, riding etiquette, hand signals, and how to plan to travel from place to place on two wheels via bike paths and bicycle infrastructure with a final group ride around their surrounding neighborhoods and local parks. Graduating with a certificate of completion, they receive a set of lights, a lock, and helmet, and are welcome to bike home in a group along with their instructor to gain the experience and fun of independence, travel, and freedom on a bicycle they have built themselves!

 

Access to the Workshop is Currently Restricted

 

We're still accepting service repairs. 

Access to the Workshop is Currently Restricted

We're still accepting service repairs.