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.
707 NW 11th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333
Tu, W, F, Sat, Sun 12p–4p
Th. 12p - 8pm
Corvallis Bicycle Collective
PO Box 188
Corvallis, OR 97339
Thanks for celebrating with us!
The Corvallis Bicycle Collective held an Open House and BBQ at its new location. Thanks to everyone who came out. You can read more about it at the Corvallis Gazette Times.
Clases de Bicileta!
Starting Wednesday, July 20, the Corvallis Bicycle Collective will be putting on a Spanish language bicycle education course, "Clases de Bicicleta" with generous sponsorship from the Linn-Benton Health Equity Alliance.
New Thursday Hours - Open until 8PM!
You've asked for it, so we're now open til 8 PM every Thursday!
707 NW Eleventh Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
Corvallis Bicycle Collective
PO Box 188
Corvallis, OR 97339
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707 NW eleventh St., Corvallis, OR 97333 OPEN: Tues-Sun 12p–4p + Thr 4 - 8P
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!
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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fun activities, for bike enthusiasts of all ages!
We usually aside work parties at the shop every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5PM - 8PM; however those are currently on hold while we update our hours. This is a great opportunity for those who want to get involved and help out, but don’t know where to start.
To receive occasional alerts for volunteer opportunities, 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
Bobby Mauger – Chair/Treasurer
Ilene McClelland – Secretary
Laura Duncan Allen
Mark van der Pol
Supporting Our Organization
MOVING PEOPLE UNDER BIKES STARTS WITH YOU.
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.
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.
Corvallis Bicycle Collective offers free use of bicycle tools and instruction at our community shop. We invite you to have a part in empowering ourselves and each other through bicycling. A contribution of any amount will power our work forward and allow us to continue offering free services to the community.
Donations of any amount are appreciated. With Paypal, you can make secure a one-time or monthly contribution to move bikes under people.
$10 Builds a bucket pannier
$20 Provides shop vouchers for parts for people in need. (Empowerment Bucks)
$50 Turns a donated bike into one ready to ride.
$100 Gives hands-on experiences at our free community education classes.
$175 Keeps the 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.
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.