Community Shop Time
Come join for our open shop time hours. We invite the community in to work on their own bikes or build one from our donated inventory. We are inspired to provide anyone who needs a bike and would like a bike with an option. You can use our stands, tools, and expertise!
Recommended $10 per hour donation
Since our beginnings we have recognized the limitless resource of old and abandoned bicycles. Our shop acts as a “filter” for this resource. We stock our shop with used but functional parts that are useful for repair. In addition, we offer the service of separating metals for recycling and the recycling of tubes and tires. We estimate that we keep on average 250 bicycles out of the landfill every year (over 6,500 pounds of materials).
Third Grade Crystal River Elementary School Program:
In 2018, we completed the first year of providing a bicycle and helmet to third graders at Crystal River Elementary School who did not have one. We were able to provide 18 bicycles and helmets to this year’s class and donate 2 days of education and services to students at the school. To ensure the functionality and safety of the bicycles we donated, we hosted bicycle tuning parties with local bike shops. We helped prepare the students and their bicycles for the end of year field trip when they ride from school to Rock Bottom Ranch for an overnight camping trip. We are going to continue the same project in 2019 with our partner Ragged Mountain.
High School Bicycle Fleet Program:
The Way of Compassion Bicycle Project was approached by teachers and students at Roaring Fork High School to assist in the education, supplies, and guidance to assist students refurbishing a bicycle fleet for class field trips. The bicycle project has taken 5 students under its guidance, and the group will meet every Wednesday afternoon from 2 PM until 4 PM throughout the winter months with a goal to overhaul and refurbish a bicycle fleet for spring.
Future Program Aspirations
- Hire a Full-Time Manager/Mechanic
- Host Repair workshops monthly
- Increase repair capacity
- Increase presence online parts sales and support
- Help operate Project Bicycle Tech with Roaring Fork High School
- Early Release Wednesdays bicycle shop for students