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Let's bike!

Welcome to the Corvallis Bicycle Collective!

Our mission is to enhance safety, sustainability, and happiness through bicycling. 

Anyone can learn how to maintain or repair a bicycle at our Bicycle Shop. Tool use and guidance are free. You can also shop from a wide selection of affordable used bicycles and new and used parts and accessories.

We're active in the Corvallis community promoting access to bicycles and support for cycling as a way of life, including our Ask-A-Wrench booth at the Corvallis Farmer's Market, our Annual Bike Swap, and participation at sustainability, health, and cycling events year round,

We can't do it alone. We're deeply appreciative of all donations, whether financial support or donated bicycles, parts, accessories, and tools you're no longer using. We also rely on our volunteers in the shop, in the community, or behind the scenes.

Subscribe to our e-newsletter "The Quick Release" or connect on Facebook or Twitter. If you still have questions, contact us.

 

PHONE

(541) 224-6885

SHOP LOCATION

707 NW 11th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333

SHOP HOURS

M - W  12p – 4p
Th - Su  12p – 6p

MAILING ADDRESS

Corvallis Bicycle Collective
PO Box 188
Corvallis, OR 97339

Latest News!

SHOP WORK PARTY (and Free Pizza) 
Saturday, March 25, 6pm - 10pm
707 NW 11th St. 
(hey, that's the shop!)

Our shop is always taking in new donations and new bicycles and we could use your help keeping on top of our inventory. No special mechanical skills required. Here are some projects we'll be tackling:

* Strip unrecoverable bicycles for parts
* Bring bicycles up to rideable and safe condition
* Sorting donated parts into their bins
* Labeling bins, pricing parts, and logging in bikes
* Helping us find a place to store 12 giant tricycles
* Design, print, laminate, and hang checklists, flowcharts, and signs
* Watch YouTube videos of cats and provide moral support for frustrated dissemblers
* Plus any other project you've been dreaming of to make the shop better

RSVP to shop@corvallisbikes.org or at http://signup.com/go/eokisQ

 

bike repair classes for women by women

March 6, 20 & April 3.

CLASSES FULL! Registration is required, so if you didn't get a chance to sign up this time, catch us next time.

Join Wendy Byrne and Carrie Burkholder, two local women and bicycle enthusiasts with years of professional wrenching experience. They're bicycle commuters, mountain bikers, road cyclists, and have toured by bike - they want to share their knowledge to get you more comfortable taking care of and riding your bike and getting as much enjoyment out of it as possible!

This is a series of three classes with a limit of seven (7) participants. Proceeds benefit Corvallis Bicycle Collective. Thank you Wendy & Carrie!

Come hang out at the best community DIY bike shop in town! 

Come hang out at the best community DIY bike shop in town! 

THE CO: CORVALLIS MAKER FAIR - 4/14-15

The CO· brings together makers from across the OSU campus, Corvallis, and the whole state of Oregon to celebrate and share their methods for hands-on, interactive learning.

BEYOND EARTH DAY COMMUNITY FAIR - 4/25

OSU's 17th annual event is from 11:30 am - 3 pm at the Student Experience Center (S.E.C.) Plaza on OSU's campus. Beyond Earth Day is a 2-week celebration with fun and educational events focused on various holistic sustainability issues, put on by groups from both the campus and greater Corvallis community.

 

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the shop is OPEN seven days a week!

We're now open Mon - Wed, 12 - 4pm and Thu - Sun, 12 - 6pm!

Contact

Our Shop:

707 NW Eleventh Street
Corvallis, OR 97333

PHONE:

(541) 224-6885

SUBSCRIBE:

Sign up for "The Quick Release" - our quarterly newsletter

Sign up for our volunteer newsletter for volunteer opportunities.

EMAIL:

General Questions: info@corvallisbikes.org
Shop questions: czar@corvallisbikes.org
Events & Volunteering: volunteer@corvallisbikes.org
Donating and Giving: donate@corvallisbikes.org

MAILING ADDRESS:

Corvallis Bicycle Collective
PO Box 188
Corvallis, OR 97339

Our Shop

Location and Hours

707 NW 11th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333

Mon-Wed:   12–4p
Thu - Sun:   12 - 6P

Our used inventory comes from generous donations from community members like you. We gladly accept donations of parts, tools, bicycles, and accessories of (almost) any type.

Fix your bike for Free!

At our shop, you’ll find five fully-stocked tool chests and bike stands. These stands are available for free for anyone to use. No specialized skills are necessary. We want you to be able to fix and take care of your bicycle and our mechanics and volunteers are on hand to guide you through most any repair.

Bicycle Fluency Taught Here

We occasionally offer classes. Check our calendar for upcoming opportunities.

Our volunteers go further

Volunteers of any skill level are always gratefully welcomed. We need your help to take apart bicycles, put them back together, organize, clean, and greet others. Volunteering provides a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of bicycle repairs and maintenance at your own pace and with veteran help on hand. Several volunteers have gone on to employment at bicycle shops. If you’re interested in volunteering, drop in during our open hours, check out our calendar for for upcoming opportunities, or sign up to receive updates on volunteer opportunities.

Items for Sale

At our bicycle shop, we sell used and new parts, tools, and accessory as well as a selection of used bicycles. Some of our bicycles are "ready to ride," while others still need a little work, which we're always glad to help you with. Our inventory is always changing, so stop by frequently!

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteering at our Shop

Volunteering is a great way to build your bicycle repair and maintenance skills. Whether you're an experienced mechanic or have never held a wrench, we always appreciate volunteers. Drop in during our open hours and find out how you can lend a hand. 

Other Opportunities

To receive occasional alerts for volunteer opportunities to help out with our volunteer needs both in the shop and in our community, please fill out our Volunteer Sign-up Form.

BECOME A BOARD MEMBER!

Board members make decisions about the direction of the organization's activities, events, and shop. Board members are usually recruited from organization members and active volunteers.

Current Board Members

Angela Waetje
Bobby Mauger – Chair
Daniel Landberg - Secretary
Dixie Daniels - Treasurer
Dylan Horne
Laura Duncan Allen
Mark van der Pol
Shelly Hansen
 

Click here for
Volunteer Sign-Up Form

NEEDED Volunteers

Wrenches
Bicycle mechanics
Parts sorters
Cleaners
Accountants
Fundraisers
Teachers
Event planners

Calendar

Supporting the CBC

EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE DOES GOOD FOR BICYCLING.

We invite you to have a part in empowering people through bicycling. Donations of any amount are appreciatedYou can make a secure one-time or monthly contribution to move bikes under people.

DONATING BICYCLES, PARTS, AND TOOLS

During our open hours, we’re glad to take donations of unwanted bicycles, parts, or tools or parts in any condition at our shop. Even if the bicycle cannot be repaired, we will salvage any part we can use in the shop and recycle or re-purpose the rest. We usually are not able to pick up donations, but we do make exceptions. If you think you have something we’d be interested in, but can’t get it to us, please contact us.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is available to anyone who wants to contribute to building a cycling culture in Corvallis. For an annual $15 contribution you’ll get the opportunity to contribute your unique perspective and talent to the direction of the organization through our annual banquet and elections, invitations to participate and contribute ideas at our organizational meetings, the opportunity to serve on committees or working groups, and you’ll receive insider information about the direction of our organization. Membership is not required to take advantage of our shop. Becoming a member provides a great pathway to getting more involved in our work and our most engaged members are invited to join our board.

 

 

MOVING BIKES UNDER PEOPLE STARTS WITH YOU.

WHY DONATE?

Corvallis Bicycle Collective provides free use of bicycle tools, shop space and instruction at our DIY community shop.

We plan to keep it that way. A contribution of any amount will power our work forward and allow us to continue offering free services to the community. 

$15 Builds a bucket pannier.

$25 Feeds volunteers at a work party.

$50 Adds parts to make a donated bike into one ready to ride.

$100 Sponsors hands-on experiences at our free community education classes.

$200 Keeps our community DIY shop open and staffed for half a day.

Checks can be mailed to PO Box 188, Corvallis, OR 97339. Donations can also be brought to our shop during open hours.

Putting a wrench in someone's hand and a working bike under a rider cultivates confidence and independence - tools anyone can use in our shop and in their everyday lives. We know bikes can be transformative, not only for riders, but for our volunteers who spend time, love and care to restore bikes that will find a new rider. Bike stripping is a shop chore that needs doing, with the bonus that it is a great way to learn about bikes. Taking them apart is putting them together in reverse, and with these bikes, you can't go very far wrong. Some volunteers take naturally to the process, like Tom of Home Life, Inc., a local organization that enhances the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. Tom always goes straight to the stripper pile each time he visits, and his enthusiasm for the task lights up the room. Everyone in the shop is happier about whatever they're doing when Tom is in the shop. Tom's hard work has paid off. After months of getting acquainted with all the tools and parts, Tom has started going for bikes to restore instead of recycle. "This bike is beautiful," Tom said of the princess bike he had in his stand, and he was already imagining its owner: "That little girl is going to love this bike," he added. This is our bicycling community, people power moving each other forward.

Putting a wrench in someone's hand and a working bike under a rider cultivates confidence and independence - tools anyone can use in our shop and in their everyday lives.

We know bikes can be transformative, not only for riders, but for our volunteers who spend time, love and care to restore bikes that will find a new rider. Bike stripping is a shop chore that needs doing, with the bonus that it is a great way to learn about bikes. Taking them apart is putting them together in reverse, and with these bikes, you can't go very far wrong.

Some volunteers take naturally to the process, like Tom of Home Life, Inc., a local organization that enhances the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. Tom always goes straight to the stripper pile each time he visits, and his enthusiasm for the task lights up the room. Everyone in the shop is happier about whatever they're doing when Tom is in the shop.

Tom's hard work has paid off. After months of getting acquainted with all the tools and parts, Tom has started going for bikes to restore instead of recycle. "This bike is beautiful," Tom said of the princess bike he had in his stand, and he was already imagining its owner: "That little girl is going to love this bike," he added.

This is our bicycling community, people power moving each other forward.

 

 

Corvallis Bicycle Collective is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations and membership may be tax deductible.