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Bike Collective Network

The mission of the Bike Collective Network is to strengthen and encourage communication and resource sharing between existing and future community bike shops. Collectively we can improve a bigger wheel as opposed to re-inventing smaller ones.

Join over 600 like minded individuals from over 300 similar organizations across the world on The Think Tank email list.

Bike Collective Wiki

This wiki is here to help bike collectives collaborate and share ideas. Whether you are an advocate, mechanic, or just someone who likes to ride -- anyone can freely edit the content of this site. A history of all changes ensures that nothing is lost. See FAQ about contributing to this wiki.

Many thanks to our selfless moderators, who have to deal with the spam bots!

This wiki is currently home to 873 articles and counting! Click here to see a list of the most popular pages!

Starter Kits

Just starting out? Looking to expand? Follow hundreds of similar organizations by using and contributing to these free online resources...

Community Bicycle Organizations

Before you do anything crazy, start planning! Set clear goals and the path to meeting those goals will also become clear.

  1. Legal Filings
  2. Insurance
  3. Fundraising
  4. Publicity
  5. Over 300 examples of Community Bicycle Organizations and International Bicycle Aid Organizations.
  6. Common Activities:

Community Bike Shop

Providing bicycle tools and expertise to the public.

  1. Bike and Part Donations: acquisition, sorting and re-sale.
  2. Shop Location
  3. Staffing: paid, volunteer or both.
  4. Shop Organization
  5. Shop Recycling
  6. Volunteer Handbook
  7. Layout
  8. Rules
  9. Hours
  10. Capital Improvement Plans
  11. Proper Bike Fit

Earn-a-Bike

Conferences/Gatherings

Past Conferences