What is Common Cycle?

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

Getting Started

Common Cycle started in February 2010. We are a group of people that are both excited by bicycling and getting more people on the road with their bicycles. Every person using a bicycle, and being confident in using a bicycle, makes Ann Arbor a better place.

To ride your bike, you need a bike, you need safety equipment, and you need to know the rules of the road (turns out they are pretty much the same as driving). But none of that is going to do you any good if your bike is busted up or in the shop. We want to help people ride their bikes more by teaching them how to keep their bikes happy. Happy bikes -> happy people -> happy community.

We operate a workspace in downtown Ann Arbor at 416 W Huron Street. This is a place where you can work on your bike with other people. We have tools, workstands, and knowledge to advise and support you in learning to work on your bike. We also host regular maintenance courses and programming dedicated to those underrepresented in using and riding bicycles.

Hopefully we can help you out with your bike, or you can join us and help others. We hope to meet you and that you’ll be excited by the idea of working with us to build and support a collective bike workshop in Ann Arbor.