Mission

We aim to support the growth of the cycling community in Calgary. We empower cyclists by facilitating the development of bike maintenance skills, providing a space with tools to work on bikes, and encouraging cycling through bike-focused activities.

Founded in 2008, Bike Root is a student-run community bicycle shop located at the University of Calgary. The workspace and tools are available to all of our members, but unlike a conventional bike shop, we do not provide repairs. Instead, we empower our members and provide them with the skills needed to repair their bikes themselves. A knowledgeable volunteer is always on hand to help guide you, while our fully equipped bike shop will provide you with all of the tools and parts necessary to get the job done. Opportunities to be hands-on repairing bicycles are always available any time the shop is open. Feel free to come in and start working on one of the extra bikes! In short, no matter your skill level, we aim to give you the tools and knowledge you will need to keep you and your bike on the road.

 

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