Summer 2022 Update!

Common Cycle – Spring & Summer, 2022

The season is in full swing! A roundup of how Common Cycle is available to help you work on your bicycle and keep rolling through spring and summer, 2022 is below:

Volunteer Orientation – Saturday, 6/25/2022, 2-4 PM
416 W Huron St

CC Volunteer Orientation

Would you be interested in volunteering with Common Cycle or getting a little more involved? If so, this is the place to start!

We’re hosting a volunteer orientation to help folks learn about our workspace, our approach and find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities. No bike repair experience required!

If you plan on attending one of these orientations, please RSVP by emailing volunteers@commoncycle.org or via the Facesbook.
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Public Hours
Our workshop, tools and volunteer mechanics are available on Sundays from 11 AM-3 PM.

FTW (Femme/Trans/Women/Non-Binary) Program (~Monthly)
This program is an effort to build community and increase access to knowledge around bike repair amongst women, trans, femme and non-binary riders. Most months, we host a dedicated workshop on a particular topic, and the shop is reserved for women, trans, femme and/or non-binary folks who need some workspace and/or repair support. If you’re interested – send a note to info@commoncycle.org and we can add you to the FTW mailing list!

Community Events / Mobile Pop-Ups
Updated 6/22/2022
May and June are looking quite busy – in addition to our regular programming, there are a number of community events we’ll be supporting, each of which is an opportunity to come hang out and work on bikes –

Day/TimeEvent, Location, & Volunteer Signup
Saturday, June 25, 2-5 PM2022 YMCA Block Party

COVID Precautions
Updated 6/22/2022
As the county COVID transmission rate has dropped to “medium”, masks are welcome and encouraged when making use of Common Cycle resources, but are no longer required of volunteers nor visitors. All of our volunteers are fully vaccinated and will have received at least one booster shot.

Thanks for reading; hope to see you around!

2020 – Public Hours and Volunteer Opportunities

 

[Updated 1/31/2020]

Common Cycle 2020

Common Cycle is a volunteer-run organization. If you’re into working on bikes, learning to work on bikes or helping to sustain an inclusive space where members of the public drop in to learn about repair and maintenance, we’d love to have you get involved.

We welcome volunteers at all skill levels and have opportunities to be active no matter your skill or comfort level.

Sign-up sheets for upcoming volunteer opportunities, including regular hours and seasonal events, are listed below.

Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM Sunday Public Hours @ 416
Tuesdays, 2-5 PM Volunteer-Supported Public Hours
[no signup needed – just drop by!]
Thursdays, 7-9 PM Public Hours (Independent) /
Donation Bicycle Work Session @ 416
[no signup needed – just drop by!]

2019 – Public Hours and Volunteer Opportunities

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Common Cycle is a wholly volunteer-run organization. If you’re into working on bikes, learning to work on bikes or helping to sustain an inclusive space where members of the public drop in to learn about repair and maintenance, we’d love to have you get involved.

We welcome volunteers at all skill levels and have opportunities to be active no matter your skill or comfort level.

Sign-up sheets for upcoming volunteer opportunities, including regular hours and seasonal events, are listed below.

Sundays, 11 AM-3 PM Sunday Public Hours @ 416
Tuesdays, 7-9 PM Update, 8/28: Tuesday public hours are finished for the 2019 season.

Thanks for everyone’s involvement in making a second day of public hours a big, dang ol’ success.
Thursdays, 5-9 PM Public Hours (Independent) / Donation Bicycle Work Session @ 416
[no signup needed – just drop by!]

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Bike Month is well underway and Common Cycle will be supporting a number of events in May and June.

A consolidated list of volunteer sign-up sheets is below, if you’d like to come out and work on bikes in public for a few hours:

Sundays, 11AM-3PM:           Mobile Repair Stand, Kerrytown
Friday,  5/18/2018, 7-9AM:   Bike-to-Work Day Commuter Node, Hanover Square Park
Sunday,  5/20/2018, 1-5PM:   Huron River Day, Gallup Park
Wednesday, 5/23/2018, 6-8PM: Open Workshop at Zingerman's
Friday,  6/8/2018,  6-9PM:   Mayor's Green Fair

2018 Mobile Repair Stand Launch

Sunday, 4/8/2017

Update: As it will be well below 50ºF on 4/8, we will host open hours at our offsite location, the Adventure Leadership Rental Center (“Elbel Building”) on 336 Hill St.
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Ready for some sunlight, the Mobile Repair Stand will resume weekly service alongside our friends at the Sunday Artisan Market on Sunday, 4/8 from 11 AM-3 PM. As always, workstands, tools, and a cadre of volunteer mechanics will be available to help get you rolling for the 2018 season.

If drizzly or sub-50ºF, we will host open hours at our offsite location, the Adventure Leadership Rental Center (“Elbel Building”) on 336 Hill St.

If you have any questions, feel free to send a note to info@commoncycle.org.

Prospective Volunteers / Apprentice Mechanics:
If you’d like to help us teach folks to work on their bikes this year, please let us know by filling out a short form.

Mobile Repair Stand

 

Winter MRS – Brunch & Bikes @ Detroit Street Filling Station, Sunday 1/14/2018

We’re back in Kerrytown for a winter Mobile Repair Stand on Sunday, January 14th.

The folks at the Detroit Street Filling Station have invited us to set up during their brunch hours on 1/14/2018. We’ll have repair stands and volunteer mechanics available from 11 AM-3 PM to help with any mechanical issues, to chip away at some of the winter’s grime or to answer any questions about winter cycling/maintenance.

Drop by for a vegan fritter and/or some chain oil. Which is eaten and which is applied to your bike is up to you.

Details:

Detroit Street Filling Station
300 Detroit St (at corner of Catherine/Detroit)
Sunday, 1/14/2018, 11AM-3PM
(DSFS open for brunch from 10AM-3PM)

Facebook event

Detroit Street Filling Station & Common Cycle

9/10/2017 Mobile Repair Stand

Temporary Location Change (Sunday, September 10 Only)

This Sunday, September 10 the Artisan Market will be closed for the annual Kerrytown Bookfest. We will be setting up the Mobile Repair Stand in one of our alternative locations: On the western edge of the Community High School grounds, just across N 5th Ave opposite the Market.

We’ll likely be set up somewhere in this region:

We’ll be back wrenching on bikes at the normal location within the Market on Sunday 9/17.

2017 Mobile Repair Stand Launch

Sunday, 4/2/2017

Weather-permitting, our Mobile Repair Stand will resume weekly service alongside our friends at the Sunday Artisan Market on Sunday, 4/2 from 11 AM-3 PM. As always, workstands, tools and a cadre of volunteer mechanics will be available to help ensure your bicycle is ready for the 2017 riding season.

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If drizzly or sub-50ºF, we will host open hours at our offsite location at Outdoor Adventures (“Elbel Building”) on 336 Hill St.

If you have any questions, feel free to send a note to info@commoncycle.org; if you’d like to help us teach folks to work on their bikes this year, please fill out the short form at the top of this page.

MRS Launch & Spring 2016

MRS Launch – Sunday, April 17th

Weather-permitting, our weekly Mobile Repair Stand at the Kerrytown Artisan Market will be launching on on Sunday, 4/17. After some early-April sleet the 17th is forecast to hit the middling digits. Show your bike some sun and drop by, if you can.

Upcoming Events + Volunteer Opportunities:

Weekly Mobile Repair Stand, Sundays, 11 AM – 3 PM

Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, May 14, 10 AM – 1 PM, Estabrook Elementary, Ypsilanti

Bike to Work Day Commuter Station, Friday, May 20, 7-10 AM, Hanover Square Park, Ann Arbor

Bike Rodeo, Friday, May 20, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM, Thurston Elementary School, Ann Arbor

We will soon be sending out calls for volunteers for each of these events. If you’d like to lend a hand or join our mailing list, please get in touch with us at info@commoncycle.org. Mechanical experience is very much optional, and events such as these are excellent ways to apply your maintenance skills, particularly if you’re just starting out.