Programs that provide services which support people's ability to use bicycles for local transportation purposes. Included are programs that provide bicycles for people who don't have them, generally community bikes that people can use when they are available or bicycles made available on a rental or free loan basis or kept permanently; Earn-A-Bike programs that provide refurbished, donated bicycles for youth who complete a course where they learn the basics of bike repair and maintenance, safe urban riding, health, and nutrition; bicycle buddy programs that encourage people who have never commuted by bicycle to try it; bicycle commuting education programs that provide route information and other tips for commuters; and bicycle commuter registries that connect people who want to ride their bicycles from outlying areas to city centers in the company of other commuters, often using off-road trails and bicycle lanes or routes that funnel traffic from outlying/suburban areas into the city center. Commuters meet at pre-agreed locations along these routes, often park-n-ride lots to begin their common commute.
Must have a lock and chain with you or be prepared to buy one from provider. No exceptions to either requirement. Children, ages 18 years and younger: Must be accompanied by parent. Lock will be needed if adult bike is obtained.
Bike giveaway: W and SA 9:15AM by a lottery system. Do not arrive early.
Bike repairs in the winter: M-SA 9:00AM-1:00PM.
Bike repairs in the summer: W and SA, check website for more information on hours and locations.