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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!

Lists of Organizations

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. Organizational Models
  2. Legal Filings
  3. Insurance
  4. Accounting
  5. Fundraising
  6. Publicity
  7. Strategic Planning
  8. Over 300 examples of Community Bicycle Organizations and International Bicycle Aid Organizations.
  9. Teaching Resources
  10. Common Activities:
  11. Organization Building Resources:

Community Bike Shop

Providing bicycle tools, parts, used bikes and mechanical 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


Programs that allow people to literally earn a bike through learning or volunteer work, sometimes focused exclusively on youth.


Past Conferences