Our Programs

Open Shop Nights

Once a week, we allow access to our shop, tools, and supplies, and provide a space anyone can use to fix and maintain their own bicycles. Volunteer mechanics are available for assistance, so wrenching skills are not as important as the desire to learn.

  • Our focus is on assisting the cyclist with making his/her own repairs, not doing the repairs for them.
  • Participation includes access to ECBR tools and supplies, as well as volunteer help if needed to make any necessary repairs.
  • Shop is open to anyone with a willingness to learn. Anyone under 18 wanting to participate must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or have a signed permission slip.
  • Please be respectful of our space and the others who use it. Our Open Shop "Code of Conduct" can be found here.
  • Donations are encouraged.


  • Donated bikes are available for adoption in exchange for volunteer hours.
  • Volunteer hours must be completed before the ownership of the bike is exchanged.
  • Working on the bike you are working to adopt does not count as volunteer hours.

Learn and Earn

Learn and Earn attendees work as a group on a bicycle to be rebuilt and put up for adoption at ECBR. Each session take 3 weeks to complete, and the classes cover these subjects.

  • Week#1 Flat Fixing and Wheel Maintenance
  • Week#2 Bottom Bracket and Headset Maintenance
  • Week#3 Brakes, Derailleurs, and Cables

These classes are hands on, and cover the most common maintenance and repair topics seen at ECBR. Tools and supplies are provided by ECBR for each class.

Participants who complete 3 Learn and Earn sessions will have the opportunity to choose 1 of the available "basic" bicycles available at ECBR once participation is complete. Higher end bikes require more volunteer hours based on the value of the bike.

On-Site Repair Clinics

  • Our focus is on assisting the cyclist with making his/her own repairs, not doing the repairs for them.
  • Assistance is provided for making basic repairs such as flat fixing, cable adjustments, cleaning, and lubrication.
  • Donations are encouraged.

Bicycles for Adoption

  • Donated bikes that are checked out and repaired by our volunteer staff are available for adoption in exchange for a suggested donation.
  • Bikes that are adopted are "as is", with no warranty. We will be happy to assist the adopter in making any repairs if needed in the future.