Workshop

The GObike Buffalo Community Workshop is a place where volunteers and members can go and learn to repair and maintain their bicycles. We have complete refurbished bicycles for sale, along with a stock of used parts available to everyone. If you don't have the time or desire to learn to fix your own bike our mechanics will be happy to do the service for you. Stop by the shop with your bike during any of our open hours for a quote.

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

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Hours

Open Shop & Retail

(During these times you can drop off donations, purchase bikes, parts and memberships, drop of bikes for service, stop by to ask questions, use our stands and tools to work on your own bike or come by to volunteer)

Tuesday 6-9 p.m.
Thursday 6-9 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

 Classes
We offer classes on Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the shop.

Topics rotate; each class is limited to 10 people and the fee is $10 per person.
Please RSVP to our Education Director Adam at least two days prior to class if you plan to attend at adam@gobikebuffalo.org. Visit our event calendar for an updated schedule of classes.


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!

 

Hours

Open Shop & Retail

Tuesday 6-9 p.m.
Thursday 6-9 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Hours

Open Shop & Retail

Tuesday 6-9 p.m.
Thursday 6-9 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.