Here at Common Cycle we’re all about fostering bike love. If you received a spoke card valentine today, it’s our way of saying that we love that you’re riding your bike all year round and we’d love to get to know you.
We provide free access to tools, education and other resources to make biking in Ann Arbor great. So, read about what we do, like us on Facebook or sign up for our Google group.
If you ever need help with your bike, we’ll be there – either at Outdoor Adventures this winter or at the Artisan market in the summer.
If you love working on bikes or you’ve always wanted to learn, come volunteer and we’ll share our knowledge and learn from you!
OA workshops have been back in action for a few weeks now and tonight we’re getting together at our usual time to discuss plans for Common Cycle’s upcoming project. Please join us at 7p.m. at the Outdoor Adventures Building!
Our regular workshops at OA will be suspended through the holiday season and begin again in early January. Save up some energy and enthusiasm over the break so we can get to work restoring bikes in the new year!
Common Cycle is meeting this week with the AADL to develop our plan to place a fleet of restored bikes at the library for patrons to check out.
This past week we submitted an Idea to the GOOD 100 Challenge, which could provide $1000 to use as we restore the bikes this winter. The money would go towards cables, housing, brake pads, cassettes; anything we couldn’t scavenge from other bikes as our volunteers get the bikes into safe riding condition for the library.
The grant is awarded to the idea with the most votes. If you support this idea and know other who will, please vote for us and help us get the word out! Voting closes this Thursday, the 15th. Thanks for your support and your help!
Common Cycle is now accepting bicycle donations to restore over the winter at our OA workshops. These bikes will be given a new life as commuters around Ann Arbor, either sold as a CC fundraiser or used in a pilot bike sharing program! They’ll also be great project for novice mechanics who wish to hone their skills in the off-season. Donations will be handled through the Jackson Rd location of Two Wheel Tango; please call them at 734.769.8401 if you are interested in donating a bike. Thanks to Jimmy and Dennis at TWT for their support!
Join us for Ann Arbor’s first tweed ride! We’ll be meeting this Friday, Novermber 11th at 6:00 p.m. the northeast corner of Kerrytown Farmers Market and riding to Wolverone Brewing Company (@ 2019 W. Stadium). The idea is simple: Wax your mustaches, sew some elbow patches, don your favorite tweed and corduroy, and hop on your sharpest looking bike! We’ll cruise around, enjoy the crisp fall air and socialize at Wolverine Brew Pub.
Most of all, don’t let your wardrobe stop you from having a good time! See you all there!
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With our course at Outdoor Adventures and the Mobile Repair Stand packed away until next spring, we’ll be running open workshops at Outdoor Adventures (336 Hill St) on Wednesday nights from 7-9:30 p.m. It runs the same way as in Kerrytown: stop by if you need help, stop by if you want to help.
The first one starts tomorrow, November 2nd. As always, feel free to join the google group for more info about these workshops and other volunteering opportunities.
Yesterday, Common Cycle was on the Diag all afternoon helping students, faculty and staff fix up their bikes. We hope to see many of you again at the Artisan Market or at Outdoor Adventures! If you want to volunteer, all you need to do is show up! If you are interested in joining our google group to receive email updates, click here.