We have a duty to speak out against racial injustice and to call for attention and action. We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Many of us are seeing racism through a new lens and it is driving us to commit to change and action.

We have a responsibility to advocate for, respect, and help elevate people who are underrepresented.

Our country is fractured by systemic racism and social injustice that has been ingrained in so many parts of our society and for so long. We will not and cannot sit on the sidelines and ignore those who are in need—that’s part of the problem.

We’ve had countless opportunities to do a better job of listening, to be better allies, to be more inclusive, and to help break down the barriers that keep cycling an almost exclusively white activity. We regret that it’s taken yet another tragedy for us to speak out and directly acknowledge this disparity and its myriad effects.

The real work is ahead of us. We know we haven’t served or represented all of you. We will do better.

Black lives matter.

Helpful Resources


Bond, Legal and Medical Support for Sha’Teina El Grady

The Innocence Project

Detroit Justice Center

National Bailout


We The People of Detroit


Bicycle / Race: Transportation, Culture, & Resistance by Adonia Lugo

Bikequity: Money, Class, and Bicycling by Elly Blue

Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save The Economy by Elly Blue

Bike Lanes are White Lanes: Bicycle Advocacy and Urban Planning by Melody L. Hoffmann

Cyclescapes of the Unequal City: Bicycle Infrastructure and Uneven Development by John G. Stehlin

Scholarly Articles for Anti-Racism and Cycling


Bike Equity Network


[Announcement] Public Hours Suspended

Updated 7/8/2020

Toward continuing to minimize person-to-person interactions due to the current public health situation, our public hours will continue to be on hold for the time being; the following hours / events are cancelled:

      • All public hours and events until further notice (tentatively, through late-July, 2020).

In accordance with state orders, we’ll revisit toward the end of July.



Emergency Help / Repair: If anyone finds themselves in need of emergency repair / support to keep rolling for work, appointments, etc., please shoot us a note at and we can figure out how to help.

1:1 Video-Support: If you’re doing some repairs at home and need advice, feel free to email us at and one of our volunteers can arrange an appointment for a video-chat with you.

Note: If this is useful to folks, we may consider hosting virtual open hours on some regular schedule, wherein folks can drop into a group video chat with CC volunteers (for advice, live coaching or we can just shout motivational slogans over the internet if you’re ambivalent about doing some needed repairs 🙂 )

Take care,
The Common Cycle Team

One Year Celebration & Parts Sale – Sunday, 7/28, 4-7 PM

Join us for a celebration of our first year in our co-op space! We’ll also have some parts we’ve accumulated for sale to the public.

To help us with a headcount, please reserve a free ticket(s) via EventBrite:

The new space has allowed us to expand our programming and events, provide additional public hours, and better serve the Ann Arbor community by providing increased access to tools and expertise.

Mingle with other Common Cycle users, volunteers, and patrons over light refreshments, and learn about our newly expanded bicycle distribution program.

All are invited to attend!


Winter 2018-19 Hours & WTF Sessions

Weekly Winter Hours

Unless otherwise noted here or on the CC Facebeak page, weekly public hours on Sunday will continue through the chillier season.

Sundays, 11 AM-3PM, 416 W Huron St

[Winter, 2019] Women | Femme | Trans Sessions

[Updated 2/24 – March/April sessions rescheduled to Tuesday]

Four sessions of our WTF program have been scheduled for the next few months. A primary goal of these sessions is to provide a supportive space and to build community among people of underrepresented genders who are interested in working on/riding bikes. Of course, we welcome trans women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks to attend. Please feel free to drop in (no RSVP needed), or email us at with questions.

Wednesday, January 30thRescheduled to Wednesday, February 6 due to weather
Wednesday, February 27th
Tuesday, March 26th
Tuesday, April 23rd
Wednesday, May 29th

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: The CC co-op/workspace at 416 W Huron St.

Ad-Hoc Bonus Hours: Tues, 1/15 + Fri, 1/18, 6:30-8:30 PM


Since time immemorial, riders of bicycle come together on the third Sunday of January to participate in cycling on the so-called worst day of the year.

Wheels in Motion’s 14th annual Worst Day of the Year ride is taking place this Sunday, 1/20 and in reverent observance, we’re hosting additional public hours this week on Tuesday the 15th and Friday the 18th from 6:30-8:30 PM. All are welcome to drop by to get their bike in shape for whatever conditions Sunday might bring (or whatever other riding one may have coming up).

Registration for the 2019 Worst Day of the Year Ride – Sunday, 1/20
Event is free, but headcounts are always helpful


Winter 2018-19 Announcements

Weekly Winter Hours

Unless otherwise noted here or on the CC Facebeak page, weekly public hours on Sunday will continue through the chillier season.

Sundays, 11 AM-3PM, 416 W Huron St

Thanksgiving Closure

The co-op will be closed the week of 11/18; regularly-scheduled weekly events will resume as follows:

Thursday Volunteer Nights: Thursday, November 29
Public Hours on Sunday: Sunday, December 2

2018 End-of-Year Celebration

It’s been quite a year for Common Cycle and all friends, users, well-wishers and detractors are welcome to come relax at the co-op for a few hours as we wrap up the year and prep for 2019. A light meal and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM

More details + RSVP via EventBrite:

[Call for Applications] Fall 2018 Maintenance Course

Hello! We are now accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Maintenance Course. Please read through the info below and direct any questions to

Common Cycle’s biannual maintenance courses are intended to help train future volunteers and community members by providing hands-on experience and general knowledge about fixing bicycles and assisting people who come to our open repair hours.

Common Cycle’s Fall 2018 Maintenance Course will begin Tuesday, October 9th and run on 6 consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 in Ann Arbor, concluding on November 13th. Classes will be held at Common Cycle’s new workspace at 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, 48103. We cover a range of repair and maintenance from basic (e.g. tube change, brake adjustment) to advanced (e.g. hub overhaul, wheel truing). Full schedule below:

October 9th
October 16th
October 23rd
October 30th
November 6th
November 13th

The course is capped at 15 students so that everyone will have some time and space to do hands-on work. No advance knowledge of bike repair is required, just an interest in learning more. Students may bring in their own bikes which we will diagnose as needed and use for demonstration.

Although this is a low/no-cost course, we ask you to respect the large amount of volunteer work that goes into facilitating and teaching the course. For this reason:

  • If you are enrolled, we expect you to attend the majority of sessions (4+) or make clear in your application that you will not able to attend some sessions.
  • If selected, we expect participants to volunteer at at least two Common Cycle events over the subsequent 12 months.

Apply here:

Applications close Friday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. Please respond to with questions.

Ride well!

Common Cycle Weekly Hours

Common Cycle’s volunteer-run, co-operative workspace at 416 W. Huron, Suite #11 is open to the public weekly on Sundays, from 11AM-3PM!


Visitors are welcome to seek help from volunteers and/or make use of community tools to resolve maintenance issues or work on personal projects.

Volunteers at these open hours range from experienced mechanics to interested newbies, and we help all kinds of cyclists fix all kinds of bikes. The only requirement for getting help at 416 is that you be willing to get your hands dirty! Assistance from CC volunteers and/or use of tools is free, but donations are welcome.

Grand Opening @ 416 W Huron – Sunday, 7/29, 3-6 PM

Join us for the grand opening of Ann Arbor’s bike co-op on Sunday, July 29th!

Event Details

Sunday, July 29, 3-6 PM [ceremonial opening at 3:30 PM]
416 W Huron, Suite #11, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Please RSVP via Eventbrite:

All are invited to drop in between 3 and 6 PM, poke around the space, rearrange various carefully shelved items and explore new and upcoming programming options and volunteer opportunities.

There will be a ceremonial “chain-breaking” at 3:30pm to celebrate opening to the public, as well as some informal remarks.

The new space allows us to expand our programs and events, provide additional public hours, and better serve the Ann Arbor community by providing increased access to tools, supplies and expertise. We’re looking forward to what takes shape in the next year.

The launch of the new space is supported by the League of Michigan BicyclistsWashtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition, and Common Cycle’s many generous donors.