Programs

DIY (Do It Yourself) Repair: Work on your bike at one of our eight workstations.  Once you sign in, you get set up with a complete tool set, a repair stand, and a clean workbench. We have a mechanic on duty for advice and help.  We also have used parts and some new parts available for repairs.

Touring cyclists who stopped by for repairs during their trip from Florida to California

Touristas striking a pose after fixing their bikes during their trip from Florida to California

DIY Workstations

Bird’s eye view of the DIY Stations

Earn-A-Bike: Volunteer your way to a bike of your own!  This is a cash-free way to get a bike from our shop.  Work through a checklist of common repair procedures for an amount of time dependent on your age.  A great way to get rolling on the cheap! More than 400 bikes have been  earned through this program!

 Earn-a-Biker on her way to bike ownership

Working toward an Earned Bike

Mobile Bike Repair Workshop: The County helped us with the supplies to create this program to visit all the outlying communities in the are.  We drive our mobile shop to a small town, set up shop, and before long, we are surrounded by kids fixing their bikes. Like all our workshops, we are the facilitators, not the one doing the repairs. We try to keep the cost of parts down to keep it accessible.

Mobile Bike Repair Workshop in Gila

Kids in Gila, NM during a mobile shop visit

Community Bike Rides: Join us on our weekly rides in and around Silver City ,NM.  These rides are tailored to the participants who show up and usually combine segments of trail and street riding.  We have loaner bikes and helmets available.  Currently, the ride is scheduled for Saturdays 10am-2pm.  Come well fed with water, lunch or money, and a plan for fun!

Boston Hill ride

A break  during a ride on Boston Hill (Silver City in the background)

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Riding over “The Pit” on Boston Hill

Upcycled Bike Art:  Continually trying to find uses for bikes and parts past their prime, the Upcycled Bike Art program transforms scrap metal into works of art and utility. This program has a fundraising function as we sell crafted products at our Downtown Branch.

donation bin

Our Donation Bin at The Root

Affordable Reconditioned Bikes For Sale: Get a quality used bike for a bargain!

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 Bikes at our Root Shop