Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles
|Location||Ithaca, New York, United States|
|Mission Statement||R.I.B.s promotes competence in mechanical repair, maintenance, and engineering as well as sharing of power and knowledge through an open, supportive, no-cost collaborative shop model facilitated by staff comprehensively experienced in bicycle design and maintenance as well as all-ages education. R.I.B.s also exists to promote the bicycle itself and its history through exposure to an extensive collection of bicycles, parts, tools, and literature. We intend to follow the model of the bicycle itself in all of our operations, creating a broadly empowering environment that provides and promotes wholism, balance, and freedom. Participants are encouraged (though not required) to work together, volunteer, and take on tasks of their choosing.|
Location and Hours
530 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY 14850
Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles is a program of the Southside Community Center. We are a community bike program that has operated in Ithaca for almost 30 years. R.I.B.s accepts donations of bicycles, rerouting them from landfills and saving objects of history from the scrap stream. R.I.B.s provides an environment where people of all ages can learn about bike repair and working cooperatively and constructively with others.
The main function of R.I.B.s has always been open shop. This program is open to both youth and adults, and requires no fees or memberships, though donations are welcome and greatly helpful.
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