The Athens Bicycle Co-operative

Athens, Ohio has a non-profit organization of volunteers that fix and play with bikes. The intent being to create a community of people who can enjoy bikes to their fullest. To do this we need a very active and savvy bike community. We further this goal by fixing bikes, teaching volunteers about bikes, creating an environment where volunteers can teach themselves about bikes, planning bike related events, and creating ways of getting more bikes to more people.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Customized Bikes

Here at the Bike Co-op, we enjoy diverting ourselves sometimes to make wacky custom bicycles. Here are a few of  the mutants we've turned out.

Tallbikes, Choppers, and Lowriders, oh my! There ought to be enough for a mutant bike troupe by now...anybody wanna get together for some wild freak-bike rides?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We sold Bikes!

above pics by ~Kelly Krivicich

A whole dozen!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Paw-Paw Fest plus Bike Co-op

6 volunteers were at the Paw Paw Festival this weekend, as were a number of bicycles and tricycles from the bike co-op. The truckshaw and the grocer's trike helped take out the trash and deliver goods into and within the festival grounds. The rickshaw did a little bit of joyriding, and people borrowed the tallbike, unicycle, and chopper for some fun (and falls.) The local bike polo league (the Cougar-Bats) set up an exciting bike polo tournament of three teams. I broke two mallets within an hour. Our table for the bike co-op dispelled information, and we also managed to sell a few T-shirts, comic books, and pieces of bike jewelry. On the whole it was a success and a great time for all.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2nd annual Fall Bike Sale

Here comes teh Fall Bike Sale!
We will be on the College Green next Monday with our bikes for sale on display. Come by anytime from roughly 10AM to 5PM and try out some used bikes. Prices start at around $30 and go up to around $100. If we have poor weather, the bike sale will continue in the West portico of the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium. All bike sale proceeds go toward our endeavors to promote and facilitate more bicycling in Athens, so it's a good cause. Plus, you'll be recycling a bike that someone else didn't want! It's a good deal all around. At last year's bike sale, we sold all 11 bikes we had plus 2 more that were donated on the spot. It was a pretty big success and we hope to have similar results this year. We might have closer to 15 bikes this year, I hope, so come early for best picks!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall Schedule

Here's a list of events happening in September:

Planning Meeting: Saturday the 12th
Half Masst: Friday the 18th
Paw-Paw Fest: Saturday/Sunday 19th & 20th
Fall Bike Sale: Monday the 21st
Critical Mass: Friday the 25th

In the Future, Planning Meetings will occur every first Sunday of the month, at 4pm.