nbCC Bike Collective
The Bike Collective holds OPEN HOURS every Monday; 3:30-5:30 in the basement and parking lot of the North Adams Armory, located at 206 Ashland Street in North Adams.
For possible weather related cancellations, please call 413-663-7588 or check our FB page.
Our nbCC Health and Wellness Coordinator, Jessi Byrne, oversees the Bike Collective, where bicycles can be donated, earned, worked on or purchased, empowering and building a bike community. The Bike Collective is working to make biking accessible to more people who may not have reliable and consistent transportation, and who have bikes in need of repair and maintenance.
The nbCC Bike Collective provides space and resources to not only empower those who wish to have a bike or build their knowledge of bike maintenance, but also to connect bike champions with the community and offer the opportunity to share their skills and passion with others.
This is a nascent effort that began through Downtown Bike Around, as many people in the community and organizations had bikes they no longer used or rode, but did not want to throw away, and there were residents that wanted to ride in the Downtown Bike Around that did not have bikes. Bret and Amanda started to collect and continue to collect bicycles to help fill this gap and save bicycles from going to the landfill and be re-used instead.
The vision for the Bike Collective is to provide a place for those who own or wish to acquire bikes to learn and employ bike repair and maintenance skills with volunteer bike mechanics and community champions.
The earn-a-bike option, enables residents the opportunity to donate their time at the Collective or at a community bike event learning bike repair and maintenance. Bikes are also available for purchase. A combination of monetary payment and time is also a purchase option. If needed, helmets are provided with every bike.
Activities/Events (check our calendar for more details)
- Downtown Bike Around – RETURNING May 1st!
- May Artist Rail Trail event (TBA – more info to come)
- Rail Trail Group Rides (TBA – more info. to come)
Participation and Volunteering
The weekly hours are open to anyone. You can also sign up to volunteer at the Bike Collective or with other activities and opportunities through the Coalition.
The collective welcomes volunteers to learn, practice and work on the fleet the collective currently has to get them ready for use and sale.