A New Community Bicycle Shop Comes to Schenectady

Bicycle enthusiasts and other volunteers from around the greater Schenectady area have come together recently to create an all-volunteer community bike shop.  We are building a space where bicycle repairs and maintenance happen in a creative and supportive environment that is available to everyone.  Volunteers are working to build "Electric City Bike Rescue" (ECBR) into a resource for the community that will offer programs focused around rescuing, repairing, and redistributing abandoned and unused bicycles that would otherwise be destined for landfills or scrap yards.

As we move forward, volunteers at ECBR will be be developing programs that will provide participants of all ages a way to learn bicycle repair and maintenance skills, or perhaps acquire a bicycle at little or no cost.  The goal is to allow easy access to second hand bicycles that can be used as a healthier active play alternative for children, or self-sustained alternative transportation for others.

ECBR has been generously donated work space by the Edison Tech Center at 136 North Broadway in Schenectady. We are actively seeking new volunteers and donations of bikes, parts, tools, etc., to help set up our shop.  If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please see our "Contact Us" page.  Directions to our shop and our hours can also be found there.

If you would like more information on the Edison Tech Center, that information can be found here.