A New Community Bicycle Shop Comes to Schenectady
Bicycle enthusiasts and other volunteers from around the greater Schenectady area have come together since 2014 to create an all-volunteer community bike shop. We've built a space where bicycle repairs and maintenance happen in a creative and supportive environment that is available to everyone. Volunteers have made "Electric City Bike Rescue" (ECBR) into a resource for the community, that offers programs focused on rescuing, repairing, and redistributing abandoned and unused bicycles that would otherwise be destined for landfills or scrap yards.
As we've moved forward, volunteers at ECBR have developed 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 our earlier years, ECBR was generously donated work space by the Edison Tech Center on North Broadway in Schenectady. As of October 2018, we have moved to a new location in the McGathan Townhouse complex off of Watt Street, in a building donated for our use by the Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority. See our "Contact Us" page for directions to our new location.