Serving our Bicycling Community

We reach thousands of people every year through our bicycle programs and community events, including Corvallis Spring Roll and Open Streets Corvallis. Read more about how we serve our community through education, outreach, and fun. Check the Latest News for updates and volunteer opportunities.

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Ask-A-WRENCH

Our mobile bike repair workstation gives people a chance to fix a flat or make a tune up on the go. Volunteers share bike wisdom and technical skills with anyone who wants to work on a bike -just like in our shop! 

Find us at Farmers' Market, Walk + Bike to School Days, Beyond Earth Day Fair, Corvallis Spring Roll and many other community events. 

Want to share your wrenching skills with the greater Corvallis community? Contact us at the shop. Wrenching skills required, but no special equipment needed - everything is contained in the trailer, including the hitch.

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Thank you to The Robert and Hedy Snow Fund

 
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 Thank you for getting bikes under people!

Thank you for getting bikes under people!

EMPOWERMENT BUCKS

CBC shop gift certificates - Empowerment Bucks - are good for the cost of bikes/parts in our community do-it-yourself bike shop. We give Empowerment Bucks to local social service agencies who, in turn, give them to people with limited means. It's our bicycle-powered contribution to independence and community resiliency. Empowerment Bucks are distributed by:

  • Daytime Drop-In Center

  • Community Outreach

  • Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services

  • Casa Latinos Unidos

  • School Health Navigators

  • Jackson Street Youth Services

  • Love, Inc.

Many people in our community rely on bicycles for transportation to job interviews, work, school, or for exercise. Contact us or the listed organizations if you or someone you know could benefit from Empowerment Bucks.

 
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POP-UP BIKE SHOPS

We improve access to bicycles in underserved communities by setting up temporary bicycle shops at neighborhood schools so people with Empowerment Bucks can more easily get a bike. Our inaugural Pop-Up Shops were at Lincoln Elementary and Garfield Elementary's Pantry Day. Spanish and Arabic speakers were on site, as were rideable bikes from our shop! Find us at Lancaster Bridge in spring 2019.

Thank you to Benton County Health Navigators, ODOT, Love, INC., Saint Vincent dePaul, Samaritan Health Services, City of Corvallis, and King Legacy Advisory Board for supporting access and equity in bicycling.

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Thank you!

2018 Pop-Up Bike Shops were funded by an Innovation Grant from ODOT.

ANNUAL BIKE SWAP

One of our biggest fundraisers of the year is a win-win-win for buyers, sellers, and bicycles alike! 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. We provide sellers an opportunity to turn underused bicycles into cash through consignment sales while getting buyers the thrill of a new ride.

If you haven’t picked up your consignment from our 2018 swap, please contact us asap.

 

BIKE MONTH IN MAY + FREE REPAIR WORKSHOPS

May is Bike Month, which means we're busy . . . but not too busy for you! Join a free repair workshop under the tutelage of our experienced wrenches. Space is limited, so sign up early.

Other May goings-on: 

  • Corvallis Spring Roll

  • Get There Corvallis

  • Corvallis Tweed Ride

  • commuter breakfasts for bicyclists and pedestrians

. . . just a few of the things we do every year to celebrate and grow the bicycling community.