We'll be providing free bike repair at the following farmers markets every week all summer long, starting Friday July 9.
— Wednesdays: East Boston Farmers Market (Central Square Park, 200 Border St) — 3:30-6:30pm
— Thursdays: Roxbury, Dudley Town Common Farmers Market — 2:30-6:30pm
— Fridays: Roxbury Crossing Farmers Market — 3-6p.m.
— Saturdays: Mattapan Farmers Market (Corner of Cummins Highway & Fairway Street Mattapan) — 10a.m - 1p.m.
To see all upcoming Bike to Market events, check out our calendar.
Bike to Market
Through the Bike to Market (B2M) program, the BCU provides free bike repair at farmers markets in neighborhoods with limited access to bike shops.
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 guidance and repair is free and parts are sold at an affordable cost.
At Bike to Market, Union volunteers and staff teach bike repairs such as changing flat tires and adjusting derailleurs and brakes.
Since 2012, the BCU has fixed more than 8,000 bikes while teaching valuable repair skills.
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 to allow us to expand our open shop hours and programs. The shop will finally be complete in October of 2017.
Below is a video produced by Bike Union volunteer, Mike Soha, which explains the mission and purpose of the Dudley Bike Workshop.