The Bicycle Tree is a nonprofit community bike shop that depends upon its community of volunteers to help keep people and bikes rolling. When many individuals are out of work and many activities are unavailable due to COVID-19, our bicycle services are assisting people with affordable transport and exercise.
We are open to the public four days per week. We not only need people who can help people fix their bikes, but also help answering the phone, accepting donations, cleaning/organizing, and more!
On Friday afternoons (usually 1-8 pm), only volunteers are at the shop. During this time, we're busy at work repairing bikes, harvesting parts, cleaning and organizing the shop, and processing used parts donations, and We do all this to support our work of providing educational, social, and material benefits for all bicyclists.
Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. This is a great opportunity for learning while giving your time.
We have other opportunities and activities - please contact us to learn more and get involved!
We equitably support bicyclists and create healthy bicycle-friendly communities through activities, advocacy, and education.
The Bicycle Tree is a nonprofit community bicycle center. We provide affordable resources for people who ride bikes. The COVID-19 pandemic has required that we put many of our programs on hold, please inquire regarding the status of these programs. We typically offer the following programs:
- Maintenance workshops: participants bring their bikes and learn to repair and maintain them, using the facility's tools and equipment and receiving the assistance of mostly volunteer mechanics.
- Wrench and Ride: an eight-week program open to youth ages 12-18 in which participants learn about bicycle maintenance and bike safety. Each student then selects a donated used bike that they overhaul from top to bottom. We go on a bike ride together, and they take their refurbished bike home along with a helmet, lock, and lights.
- Bicycle donations: we refurbish donated used bikes that we then give to low-income individuals in partnership with shelters and programs. A helmet, lock, and lights are included with each bicycle.
- Sales of bikes and parts: We help fund our programs through the sale of donated used bikes and parts and a limited selection of new parts and materials.
- Rides and events: We show art on our walls, hold bike rides, show bike-related movies, and engage in other events to promote bicycling within the communities we serve.
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
702 W. 17th St. CSanta Ana, CA92706
November 17, 2020
Bike Mechanics / Repair
Must be at least 13
We ask that if we take the time to provide training, that you stick around for some time to apply the knowledge you have learned for the benefit of our community.