We are a community-based organization empowering Ann Arbor to ride bicycles
by providing access to education, workspace, and resources.

Winter Repair Workshop Launch

November 12th, 2014

Common Cycle will be hosting a monthly repair workshop through March. These will be similar to the Mobile Repair sessions at the Sunday Artisans Market in Kerrytown, and provide those interested with access to space (heated!), tools and volunteers as needed.

Outdoor Adventures (“Eibel Building” next to Eibel Field)
336 Hill St.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Time: 6-9 PM

Workshops will take place on the next two Thursday evenings, then the first Thursday of each month thereafter, all from 6-9 PM. The tentative schedule through the winter will include the following dates:

11/13
11/20
12/4
1/8/15 (delayed by 1 week due to holiday)
2/5/15
3/5/15

Feel free to drop by to get help preparing your bicycle for the upcoming winter splendor, and to keep it rolling until spring. If you have any questions, please email us at info@commoncycle.org.

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Registration is open for the Fall Maintenance Course!

September 27th, 2014

The maintenance course is intended to help train future Common Cycle volunteers by providing some hands on experience and general knowledge about fixing bicycles. The syllabus is available here.

The course will take place over 6 weeks, on Thursday evenings starting 10/2/2014 and ending on 11/6/2014. We will meet in the Outdoor Adventures Rental Building at 336 Hill St from 6:30p.m to 8:30 p.m.

The course is capped at 12 students so that everyone will have some time to do hands-on work.  Students may bring in their own bikes which we will diagnose as needed and use for demonstration.  No advance knowledge of bike repair is required, just an interest in learning more.

Registration is limited to people who can attend every session.  All participants are expected to attend at least 2 mobile repair stand events over the Spring/Summer of 2015.

To register, email clark@commoncycle.org to verify that a spot is open. Then you may either donate $25 to Common Cycle or write a 250 word statement about why you would like to take the course.

Bicycle Repair Day at Recreation Park

September 27th, 2014

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MRS Cancelled July 6th

July 6th, 2014

We’ve decided to cancel this week’s MRS due to busy volunteers. We’ll be back next week (and this Thursday at the yellow barn for a2reskilling)!

Adams Academy: Bike Rodeo and Repair Day!

May 8th, 2014

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Volunteer here!

MRS Season is Starting at the Bike Ypsi Spring Ride!

April 30th, 2014

This weekend we’re kicking off Mobile Repair Stand season in Ypsi at the Bike Ypsi Spring ride!

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We’ll be helping folks get their bikes all set for the rides and then hanging out and enjoying the festivities. The ride is on Sunday (5/4) and will leave from Recreation park. We’ll run the stand from 9am-11am.

If you’d like to come out, you can sign up on this doodle poll. We’ll plan on hauling the trailers out there along the BTB trail – it’s a bit a of a schlep but it’s good fun. There’s a spot of the poll if you’d like to haui, and others for volunteering.

Don’t forget – Clark (clarkem55@gmail.com) is looking for some volunteers to help with the AAHS Used Bike Sale.

We’ll be back at the Artisans Market next weekend (5/11).

Registration for the Spring Maintenance and Repair Course is open!

February 18th, 2014
The maintenance course is intended to help train future Common Cycle volunteers by providing some hands on experience and general knowledge about fixing bicycles. The syllabus is available here.
 The course will take place over 6 weeks, starting 03/13 and ending on 4/17. We will meet at 336 Hill St in the Outdoor Adventures Rental Building from 7p.m to 9 p.m.
The course is capped at 12 students so that everyone will have some time to do hands-on work. Registration is limited to people who can attend every session. All participants are expected to attend at least 2 mobile repair stand events over the Spring/Summer of 2014.
To register, email ben@commoncycle.org to verify that a spot is open. Then you may either donate $25 to Common Cycle or write a 250 word statement about why you would like to take the course.

Registration is open for the Fall Repair Course!

October 1st, 2013
The maintenance course is intended to help train future Common Cycle volunteers by providing some hands on experience and general knowledge about fixing bicycles. The syllabus is available here.
 The course will take place over 6 weeks, starting 10/24 and ending on 12/12 skipping Halloween and Thanksgiving. We will meet at 336 Hill St in the Outdoor Adventures Rental Building from 7p.m to 9 p.m.
The course is capped at 12 students so that everyone will have some time to do hands-on work. Registration is limited to people who can attend every session. All participants are expected to attend at least 2 mobile repair stand events over the Spring/Summer of 2014.
To register, email ben@commoncycle.org to verify that a spot is open. Then you may either donate $25 to Common Cycle or write a 250 word statement about why you would like to take the course.

Mobile Repair Stand at Adams Academy

September 13th, 2013

We’re exited to announce that our mobile repair stand will be visiting Adams STEM academy on September 28th!

Volunteers from Common Cycle will set up Mobile Repair Stations to help get your bike ready to ride to school or around the neighborhood. If the weather is fair, we’ll set up in the school parking lot; If not, in the gymnasium. Learn how to  fix your bike, adjust the seat and pump up tires. Washing stations on hand (outdoors only) to clean your bike ‘til it sparkles! We pack up at 3 pm so leave ample time for repairs.

If you’d like to be a volunteer or donate supplies, contact Steven at svk@umich.edu

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A quick update

June 12th, 2013

Summer is in full swing and the Mobile Repair stand is going strong. This past week, we hauled our MRS 5 miles to work on bikes at the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire.

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First-time hauler Derek grinds up a hill coming out of Gallup Park. 

 

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John explains Common Cycle to a visitor

There were a lot of really creative folks out displaying some crazy contraptions and tons of families out enjoying all the activities. A very fun time, and we’ll definitely be back next year.

We’ll have the MRS out at the Mayor’s Green Fair this Friday, and back at the Artisans Market on Sunday.

In other news, Common Cycle’s been in the news!  We were featured on Sharable and on Concentrate. It’s great to see the hard work and good spirit of our volunteers being recognized!