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.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Current Bike Co-op Status

I would like to apologize to the community for letting this blog fall by the wayside. I have not checked in here or with the athensbikecoop Gmail account in over a year. As far as I know, a workshop is still in place at 30 First street, but details on the availability of volunteer help is sketchy. If you are seeking resources from the Bike Co-op your best bet is to contact a member of the household and see if you can make an appointment to use the workshop or look at the bikes they have. You might have to just show up and see who's there and ask if they have time  or will allow you to look into what's there.

I myself have continued working on developing my businesses here at 18 Euclid, both the pedicab service ( and my custom-manufacturing business ( I will also provide for basic cycling sales, help, and services upon request. I will also continue taking bike donations at 18 Euclid, no matter what type of bike or condition its in.

I have updated some of the contact info on this site because my phone number has changed, and I have deleted some contacts that I'm pretty sure no longer work with the bike co-op.

Hopefully all of you in the community looking for help with cycling endeavors will be able to find the resources you are looking for, and if not through the Bike Co-op I recommend to you my favorite bike shop in the region, The Athens Cycle Path (

Cheers, and happy 2014!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Notice of Bike Co-op Name Changes

Hello, webosphere! If you didn't know by now, The Athens Bicycle Co-operative has split into two separate entities with different locations and slightly different functions, though they maintain a mutual goal of providing bicycle-related services to those in need.

Nestled in the hills of the West Side Neighborhood at 30 First Street, we have what is now dubbed the ShadeTree Bike Works, which is maintained by most of the core members of the former Bike Co-op, including Nate, Cusi, and Eddie. They have bikes for sale, take bike donations, and will be happy to help you work on a bike of yours or one of theirs until you can ride it smoothly and gracefully into the sunset. All services are in exchange for your donations and/or prices suggested by the mechanic on duty. They also like to organize bike-related events from time to time. You can find them on the web through their new Facebook page under the name "ShadeTree Bike Works". Their shop's hours are as follows:

Mondays from 5-8 pm
Thursdays from 5-8 pm
Sundays from 1-4 pm

The other half of the former Athens Bike Co-op is more or less a solo project run by me, Eric Cornwell. I have dedicated the lower half of my residence at 18 Euclid Drive to serving much the same function as ShadeTree, with a few extra services geared towards custom utility bikes. The shop is called UpCycle, in reference to the process by which old, rusty, otherwise useless bikes are stripped down, chopped up, and reconfigured into new machines with expanded capabilities. My most successful product using this procedure has been a line of sidecar pedicabs, which are operated under the name "Bikes Bring It". Our former AthensBike Co-operative Facebook page has been renamed "UpCycle Bike Garage". There is also a blog I created at the address of . I have no regular hours for either UpCycle or BBI, though I generally operate my pedicab from 12am to 3am on Fridays, Saturdays, and sometimes Thursdays. To take advantage of the services I offer, please call and schedule an appointment. My number is (513) 226-1379.

Friday, December 9, 2011

December Hours

Howdy All,

We'll be closed from the 23rd of December and re-opening on the 2nd of January.  2012, here we come!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday's Are Back

We are happy to announce the return of the Monday shift!!!  Monday's 4-7 pm the back door will be unlocked and the wrenches will be turning.  Also look for our new sign out front during open hours.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grand Opening Party, April 29th!!!

We're having a grand opening party at 30 First St.!!!  6:30 pm after Friday's Critical Mass ride, we'll be hosting an open house.  If you haven't seen the new space, come on down and check it out.  We'll bring the refreshments, you bring the suggestions for a new exciting name.  Also, don't forget about the Critical Mass ride meeting at the monument on college green at 5pm.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Friday Shift!!!

We're happy to announce a new shift!!!  Fridays from 4-7 we'll have more staffed hours at the 30 First St. location.  Come on down and fix bikes with Chad!!!  He's super helpful and an all around great person.  We've also reorganized the space a bit.  Also, we'll be having a grand opening party April 29th.  More details will be posted soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011


We're excited to announce our first Mechanics Training.  This four week workshop series will give participants the skills to overhaul most bicycles.  Topics to be covered will be brakes, gears, bearings, wheels, bike fit, etc...  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Starting on Saturday April 9th, the workshops will take place on Saturdays from 5-7pm.  There is a sliding scale suggested donation of $10-$50.  For questions, call or email Nate Ebert, drivingsbad at yahoo dot com or 740.856.9388.