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, 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.