A local cooperative that helps get the city of Bloomington moving by recycling bicycles back into the community.
Looking for a bike? Have one to donate, or one that just needs a little work? Or are you looking to help people with all of the above? You've come to the right place!
Our organization is a project of The Center of Sustainable Living, a local non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
The heart of our project, the Earn-a-Bike program allows anyone to volunteer three hours of their time for the opportunity to build a bike using our gently used frames and parts. For free. Once you’ve found the ride you want from our revolving stock of bikes – whether it’s in light or extreme disrepair – our skilled and friendly volunteers will help get you rolling. Interested? Just swing by the shop sometime and sign up with one of our staff. Don’t know that much about bikes? No worries. We’ll help you learn!
Have some extra time? The Bloomington Bike Project is ALWAYS in need of volunteers. Don't let the title fool you, you don't need to be from Bloomington. You don't need to know a lot about bikes (although a little knowledge or willingness to learn is helpful). And, you don't have to commit every weekend for the rest of the decade – or even the rest of the month. We want people that want to help people crank on bikes. So just swing by, pick up a wrench, and say you want to volunteer! Say it real loud, if you want. We'll let you.
At the Bloomington Community Bike Project we take just about anything. If you have an old clunker laying around, have recently traded up, or have uncovered a gold mine of old parts in your garage – we need 'em. Please bring your donations by during Shop Hours, or Contact us with any questions. Thank you! Someone will gain a lot from your generosity.