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 on 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.
For the past several years, ECBR was generously donated work space by the Edison Tech Center on North Broadway in Schenectady. As of May 2018, we are no longer operating at that location. See our "Contact Us" page for directions to our new location.