Celebrate KC’s community bike shops this weekend

KC is fortunate to have not one but two community bike shops providing low-cost transportation options and skills training for local residents. This weekend both shops celebrate big milestones.

The 816 Bicycle Collective has been at 31st and Troost for more than five years, providing Midtown and East Side residents with low cost bikes and an earn-a-bike programs that teach people bike repair skills and result in free bikes at the end of the program. The Collective has plans for a new home at 31st and Cherry, and local architects recently donated services to design the renovations of an old warehouse at that location.

Sunday evening at Californo’s in Westport the Collective unveil the designs for their new community bike shop at their 5th Annual Benefit Show, a fund raiser feature local music, great food, and a silent auction. Get all the details here.

Revolve Community Bike ShopRevolve is launching KC’s second community bike shop at 51st and Troost. They recently renovated an old gas station on the UMKC campus to provide bikes and bike education to UMKC and Rockhurst students and the adjacent neighborhood. Friday night is the shop’s grand opening, so stop by to check out the great renovation and the new services on offer.

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One Response to Celebrate KC’s community bike shops this weekend

  1. Josh Ingram says:

    I think this is a great idea. I believe cycling is the greatest way to bring a community together, learn together, get healthy together and bring some diversity to the means of transportation we have.

    The bicycle may not be an all-weather option, but every time you pedal and leave the car in the drive-way mother earth heals a little more, the ozone layer is well on it’s way to catching it’s breathe.

    Please let me know if you need any mechanics, I’d be happy to volunteer my time to this cause.

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