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Bike Again!

Bike Again is a volunteer-run, do-it-yourself bike shop. We provide the space, tools, and some know-how, you do the work. Bike Again aims to get more people on bikes, promote cycling, increase bike literacy, and build a stronger cycling community. 

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COVID-19 Safety Information:

We are so excited to be opening again! Thank you for your patience during this challenging time, we hope you have been able to get out on your bike as much as possible. We are keen to keep our community on the road and have made some changes to safely help you do just that. Please read through.

We look forward to seeing you!

Additional hours to be announced

 

PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED TO WORK/VISIT INDOORS

ON ARRIVAL: We highly recommend that all patrons wear a mask for their visit if they're able to. Volunteers will be wearing masks. 

Keeping with Provincial regulations all visitors must show Proof of Vaccination before entering. All volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated. Acknowledging that bikes are essential means of transportation, if you cannot produce POV you are welcome to work on your bike in the driveway as long as weather permits.

All patrons must wash/sanitize hands before entering workshop/test riding bikes. Please leave your name and phone number in the log book.  

WAITING: There will be two lines in the driveway with signage, one for bike sales and one for parts sales/repairs. Please stay in your physically distant tire and be patient, it will be busy!

IN THE WORKSHOP: As you use tools please keep them to one side so they can be cleaned for the next person.

PURCHASING BIKES: Please BYO helmet if you intend to test ride a bike. No holds. First come first served. 

DONATIONS/BIKE PAYMENTS: We take cash and are happy to announce we now take card too!

NEW/REGULAR VOLUNTEERS: We would love to hear from you, please reach out to us via FB or email (bikeagainvolunteer@ecologyaction.ca) and we will arrange a build night or volunteer night to show you the ropes/welcome you back!

OVERALL: Please respect the safety of our volunteers and other patrons as we navigate these new procedures. Anyone not adhering to these procedures will be asked to leave.

 

We are open the following times each week:

Wednesdays 6 - 9 p.m. - All welcome!

Thursdays 6 - 9 p.m. - Volunteer bike build night (not open to the public except for bike sales).

Some Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. - SHIFTING GEARS open to femme, trans and non-binary identifying folks only, including sales. See below for dates (updated monthly)

Find us in our new space at 5664 Charles Street in Halifax! You can also visit Bike Again on Facebook.

 

About Bike Again!

We began in the summer of 2000 and through thousands of volunteer hours, we have repaired and loaned over 1000 bikes.

Our main goals are to get more people on bikes (less traffic!), provide a place for people to bring bikes they no longer use, and to act as a resource for the cycling community in Halifax Regional Municipality.

The project encourages a sense of ownership and responsibility by engaging bike recipients in learning to fix and maintain their chosen rides. Many people become dedicated volunteers or participate in our group or critical mass bike rides.

We provide a common ground for people of different ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic status to participate in something fun and rewarding.

Bike Again community project is a completely volunteer-run organization and relies on small funding grants and donations from the community.

Donations can be in the form of bikes and bike parts, tools and supplies, food, and yes we do accept monetary donations which we will provide a receipt for income tax purposes.

So, instead of selling your bike to a used bike store or putting it curbside, where it will eventually end up in a landfill, why don't you donate the bike to a local, community-based organization trying to make a difference.

We have had over 10,000 volunteer hours donated to help us repair bikes and to help others learn how to repair their own. We strongly encourage people who use our services to volunteer to help others.

Shifting Gears

Starting Summer 2021, the Shifting Gears event will be happening two Sundays per month at Bike Again (5664 Charles St) from 1-5 p.m. Please check back here or on the Bike Again public Facebook page for specific dates. Shifting Gears is open to femme, trans and non-binary identifying folks only, including sales.

The next Shift Gears dates will be: 

  • Sunday, Oct 24, 2021

 

About Shifting Gears:

Shifting Gears (formerly The Women and Trans bike repair collective) seeks to create a space that is positive and non-intimidating to learn about and work on your bike. It is a space to explore bike mechanics and learn from other members, as well as a space to access tools and supplies to fix your bike. We aim to 'shift gears' from a cis male-dominated cycling and repair culture. All femme, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming folks welcome.

Held at Bike Again! at 5664 Charles St.

 

Volunteer at Bike Again!

We are always looking for new volunteers to help run our drop-in sessions, and help out at events from time to time. No experience is necessary, just a friendly attitude and a willingness to help. If interested please email bikeagainvolunteer@ecologyaction.ca 

We are also always looking for women and trans folk interested in sharing their bike repair skills. Get in touch at bikeagainvolunteer@ecologyaction.caor stop by and say hello!

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