The Bicycle Tree holds public maintenance workshops four days per week during which people bring their bikes in and we fix them together. People get as much help as they need while they use the shop's tools and equipment to repair their bikes. We do this to enable people to learn fundamental bicycle maintenance skills so they can be more capable and resilient bicycle users. Whereas there are lots of shops supporting cyclists with bikes and gear, we wish to empower and support bicyclists through affordable, practical education and access to the tools they need. We suggest a price of $7 per hour for our services, and no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Our workshops occur during the following hours:
Wednesdays - 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursdays - 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturdays - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundays - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are seeking volunteers to help people repair and maintain their bikes, answer the phone, serve as cashiers, help people choose bikes and parts to purchase, and a number of activities that need to happen while we are open to the public.
Getting started does not require bicycle repair experience. We provide training opportunities.
Beginners may: introduce visitors to the shop and where things are located, guide visitors to an available repair stand, air tires, observe and learn various bicycle repair techniques, sweep, restock shelves, and otherwise maintain the shop.
Those with more experience may do any of the above, plus assist with any repairs they are comfortable with. An experienced mechanic is always available to assit with more advanced techniques.
We are always seeking experienced mechanics to help enrich the environment for all visitors and volunteers.
- Bike Mechanics / Repair
- Teaching / Instruction
- Mechanical Engineering
- Retail / Sales
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 13
- Orientation or Training
- Background check for volunteers 18 +, Volunteer Permission Form for volunteers under the age of 18