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.

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Bike Cooperative Address!

Hello fellow cyclists!
We have an announcement to make.
We have a new indoor space located at 30 First Street!
So we are no longer using the Brown St. garage that the lovely Brown Towners let us use for some time :].

Where, you ask, is 30 First street?
The new Bike Coop space is located one the street parallel with Brown.
Bring your bikes out back to the white door,
work space is located in the basement.
Luckily now we'll have some heat during the winter!

We have the same hours as before:

and remember.....

See you there.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Yes, we have to move. This Friday, May 21st, starting at 4pm we will start cleaning out the garage at 37 South May and piling it into Nate's truck and my Ma's truck to transport to 35 Brown Ave. We will meet again on Saturday at 1pm at 37 South May to finish up what we didn't get cleaned or sorted, and to set up and arrange our things at 35 Brown. Please come out and help us get moved, if you can! The bike co-op is a community thing and if you help take part in it you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

After Saturday, we'll have our first workshop at Brown Town on Sunday from 1-4pm. Then the next on Monday from 5:30 to 8pm. That's our new workshop schedule for now, a bit slimmer to place less expectation on our small volunteer work force. Any new weekday hours will be in the same 5:30 - 8 time slot for simplicity.

Moving Preliminaries

Hey Athens. Sorry I caused a little confusion by posting "Bike co-op moving day" on the Facebook and not elucidating the full nature of that moving party. It was our preliminary move, for clearing away some unnecessary items and storing them at my place on Euclid Dr. Here are some pics from that move:

That's me, Jim McAuley, and Bobby Hatton in those photos. Thanks guys! In the future, the bike co-op may operate workshops in my garage pictured above, but for now we're setting up the bike co-op in a garage on Brown Ave, which was in need of some work. 
For one thing, it needed a door.
So I brought one on the Bueno Trike and hung it. That day repairs were also made to the roof, and electricity installed, with the help of Nate, Cusi, and Piper, among others. The garage door is being fixed up a little, too.

Our official moving day is this Friday, but I'll post anew with that info so it's atop the page.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Some New Informational Flyers

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Green American Bike-Share Article

Special thanks to Cathy Wilson for writing this piece on AYBiTS:

Market Ride

With the help of OU's Office of Sustainability, we have planned this bike ride starting from the Farmer's Market on April 10th. Rainy weather will postpone the ride to April 17th. Call me (Eric) @ 740 707 9719 to affirm which date if the weather is questionable. The idea is to bring your bike to Market, buy all the wonderful organic foods and plants you need, and then leave the market in a large group, carrying your goods home with you. We will simply head West on the bike path and let the group direct itself or slowly dissipate as riders go their separate ways. If we want we can set a destination and head to it for a picnic or something. This event is part of Earth Month 2010: Roots of Sustainability. See the full calendar at:

Monday, February 1, 2010

News Article

Great thanks to all at Athens Midday for the story:

Share a Bike in Athens

Saturday, January 2, 2010

A Sidecar is Born

Here is the Skruvskar shortly after being completed on the last day of 2009.