Welcome to the Corvallis Bicycle Collective!
Our mission is to enhance safety, sustainability, and happiness through bicycling.
Through our Bicycle Shop anyone can learn how to maintain or repair their bicycle using our tools and guidance for 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.
33900 SE Roche Ln.
Corvallis, OR 97333
Corvallis Bicycle Collective
PO Box 188
Corvallis, OR 97339
33900 SE Roche Ln. (click to view in Google Maps)
Corvallis, OR 97333
Directions: From downtown Corvallis, take Van Buren Ave. east across the Willamette River. 100 feet past the first light, turn right onto Ireland Ln. Take a right at the Y to stay on Roche Ln. We are around the back to the right hand side of the green building.
Corvallis Bicycle Collective
PO Box 188
Corvallis, OR 97339
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33900 SE Roche Ln. Corvallis, OR 97333 OPEN: Tues-Sun 12p–4p
Our used inventory comes from generous donations from community members. We gladly accept donations during our open hours of any type.
At our shop, you’ll also 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 any repair.
If learning on the fly while working on your own bicycle isn’t your style, we occasionally offer classes. Check our calendar for upcoming opportunities.
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 If you’re interested in volunteering, drop in during our open hours, check out our calendar for other upcoming opportunities, or sign up to receive opportunities to help through Volgistics.
AT OUR BICYCLE SHOP, DURING OUR OPEN HOURS, WE SELL NEW PARTS AND USED BICYCLES AND PARTS. SOME OF OUR BICYCLES ARE READY TO RIDE, WHILE OTHERS ARE IN NEED OF A LITTLE WORK, BUT DEEPLY DISCOUNTED. OUR INVENTORY IS ALWAYS CHANGING, SO STOP BY FREQUENTLY!
Serving Our Cycling Community
ANNUAL BIKE SWAP
Each September since 2009, the Corvallis Bicycle Collective has helped get bicycles out of the garage and into new hands through our annual Bike Swap. This event has grown into our largest fundraiser of the year. We provide sellers an opportunity to turn underused bicycles into cash through consignment sales while getting buyers the thrill of a new ride.
Each Spring the Corvallis Bicycle Collective participates in the Corvallis Spring Roll helping children fix up their bicycles and pump up their tires before and after the big ride. We also conduct a free children’s bike swap where kids can swap their working bicycle for one that fits them better.
At the Corvallis Saturday Farmers’ Market “Ask-a-Wrench” volunteers service bicycles and dispensed bicycle wisdom while promoting our organization.
May is Bike Month, and during Bike Month we partner with the City of Corvallis and its “Get There Corvallis” events. This includes bicycle repair workshop and demonstrations at the public library and a morning providing a breakfast snacks to cycling commuters rolling through the Corvallis Skate Park on their way to work.
We wish we could provide everyone with a free bicycle, but we know that there’s some in our community whose need for two-wheeled transportation is urgent while their means are limited. To address this need, we deliver “Empowerment Bucks” to local nonprofits, including Community Outreach and Jackson Street Youth Shelter. These service organizations can provide these vouchers to the individuals they serve, enabling them to purchase bicycles or parts to keep their bicycles running.
YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS
Since 2012, every summer the Corvallis Bicycle Collective partners with Corvallis Parks and Recreation to inspire the next generation of bicycle mechanics to learn the joys of fixing up bicycles. For six weeks in the summer, young volunteers absorb as much bicycle knowledge as we can dispense. In return, they turn out as many fixed bikes, patched flats, and repairs as they can manage. Everyone benefits.
PEDALPALOOZA AND WORLD CAR FREE DAY
Pedalpalooza (formerly the Coalition’s Car Free Celebration) is an annual event put on by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition showcasing motor-free transportation. The event’s focus is always shifting, but we are always glad to celebrate, contribute, and to help participants fixing up their bicycles.
On World Car Free Day (September 22), we help the City of Corvallis and Corvallis Sustainability Coalition celebrate bicycle and pedestrian commuters by staffing a bicycle breakfast at the Corvallis Skate Park.
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THURSDAY WORK PARTIES 2ND & 4TH THURSDAYS FROM 5PM-8PM.
Although volunteers are welcome to show up to the shop any time during our open hours, we have set aside weekly work parties at the shop every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5PM - 8PM. We repair bikes, work on shop projects, paint and help clean, organize, and price parts. This is a great opportunity for those who want to get involved and help out, but don’t know where to start.
To receive alerts for volunteer opportunities, fill out our Volunteer Sign-up Form.
After submitting a sign-up form, go to our Volunteer Scheduling Center for volunteer events and outreach opportunities with the CBC!
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 active volunteers.
Current Board Members
Bobby Mauger – Chair/Treasurer
Ilene McClelland – Secretary
Laura Duncan Allen
Mark van der Pol
Supporting Our Organization
IF YOU AGREE WITH WHAT WE DO AND WHERE WE ARE HEADING PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US ACHIEVE OUR DREAMS!
Membership is available to anyone who wants to contribute to building a cycling culture in Corvallis. Membership is not required to take advantage of our shop. 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. 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.
We appreciate monetary donations of any amount. Through Paypal, you can make secure a one-time or monthly contribution to help support our efforts.
Checks can be mailed to PO Box 188, Corvallis, OR 97339. Donations can also be brought to our shop during open hours.
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, pleasecontact us.
Corvallis Bicycle Collective is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations and membership may be tax deductible.