Bike Repair

 

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Bike to Market

 

The Boston Cyclists Union started the Bike to Market program in 2010 to increase access to bike repair services in areas underserved by bike shops. The goal of the program is to teach people how to fix their own bikes, talk about the Bike Union’s advocacy projects and discuss how to enhance cycling in Boston.

The program takes place at Farmers Markets throughout the summer in neighborhoods across Boston. The guidance and repair is free and parts are sold at an affordable cost. Bike to Market is supported by donations and memberships – join the Union today!

At Bike to Market, Union volunteers and staff teach bike repairs such as changing flat tires and adjusting derailleurs and brakes. In 2015 the Bike Union and its volunteers taught bike repair skills to over 500 people and helped work on over 800 bikes at 50 events!

Bike Workshop

History

Expanding on our successful Bike to Market program, in September 2015 the Bike Union began offering DIY bike repair education in our former office space at 375 Dudley St.

In October of 2015 the Bike Union held its first multi-session Basic Bike Maintenance class with 6 participants. Over the course of 2016 we offered the class two more times, in addition to regularly scheduled open shop hours.

During this time the shop was gradually built-out and outfitted with tools and other supplies to allow us to expand our open shop hours and programs. The shop will finally be complete in June of 2017.

Below is a video produced by Bike Union volunteer, Mike Soha, which explains the mission and purpose of the Dudley Bike Workshop.