Welcome to Bike Root!
We are a student-run community bike shop (many kinds of names for this type of shop including club, cooperative, and collective) at the University of Calgary providing the following levels of service:
–DIY Bike Repairs: We provide the space and tools to help you fix and maintain your bicycle for a $10 annual membership.
–Full Service Bike Repairs: We can help fix your bike if you are not yet comfortable working on your bike. Full Service has ENDED as Austin prepares to start his own bike repair shop: Village Bicycles
–Refurbished Bikes for purchase: Get rolling on a rescued bike. With bikes continuing to be in short supply this year, purchase a used bike instead to save money compared to paying premiums this year on limited supply. Supply and availability vary from time to time; we welcome you to check back often to see what is available. Check out the #bikes-for-sale channel on our Bike Root Slack workspace where we will periodically post our available inventory!
-Many used parts available: Is your bike in need of a part to keep running? We stock a wide range of take-off components that may suit your needs! We have bins full of (but not limited to): brakes, cassettes/freewheels, cranks, derailleurs, handlebars, kickstands, pedals, racks, saddles, seatposts, shifters, and stems. We also carry tires, wheels, and even bare frames!
We could use your help to fix these bikes as well as keeping the shop open. If you can fit in 2-4 hours every week, or more, it would make a huge difference to help keep the shop open more as we work through the bikes and meet the growing demand for cycling. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Weekly Shop Schedule (Updated when volunteers change availability; check frequently! Last updated Mar 17th)
Here’s a visual data representation of the current weekly volunteer schedule indicating the number of volunteers in the shop at certain times. For the best/most reliable shop opening times, stop in when more than one volunteer is in the shop. Generally closed on recognized holidays.
Looking to volunteer your efforts but don’t have a consistent schedule? We need help to automate this table hosted on a Google Sheet or Calendar and integrated on this WordPress site. This table is manually updated in the meantime.