979 East Fifth Ave
Columbus, OH 43201 

614-299-2984
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[Open Shop:]
Wed., 6p-9p, Sat.1p-4p

[Volunteering Only Night:]
Mon., 6p-9p

[Womyn/Trans Only Open Shop:]
Last Thurs. of the month, 6p-9p

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Womyn & Trans Night


Join us the last Thursdays of every month from 6p-9p for Womyn & Trans only Open Shop. 

This night is open to all self-identified womyn & trans to utilize the shop in an environment free of intimidation or pressure. No matter what your skill level, we welcome you to volunteer or work on your own bike. Skilled mechanics will be available to guide you.

 
Visit Us!

 

Come visit us at 979 E 5th Ave.  We are currently accepting all bike donations and volunteer help during open shop hours.

Want to help play a part in organizing the shop?  Come to our monthly meetings, the first and third Tuesdays at 7pm.  Open to all!


 
How can I get involved?

One thing people are always wondering is how to get involved and start volunteering.  Volunteering is a great way to earn $10 an hour equivalent in Third Hand credits to buy used parts and bikes at the shop, make new friends, learn about bikes, and help the community and make a huge difference locally.  The best part?  It's easy and fun!  We foster a positive environment that encourages learning for people of all skill levels and backgrounds.  Here are some things we always need help with:

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Mechanics (learn, and then teach others)
  • Front of Shop Greeter/Information Coordinator/and Cashier
  • Teach a workshop
  • Staff a table at events
  • Create merch (flyers, sticker, shirts, etc)
  • Volunteer on a committee (IT, Shop Duties, Outreach, Financial, Membership)
  • Help us restart our Youth Earn a Bike Program
  • Run scrap and recycling
  • Tidy up shop (ongoing and always needed)
  • Organize a ride/party/or event
  • Be a community liason for THBC (races, events, clubs, rides)
  • Find and apply for funding
  • Raise funds, organize benefits, or any other idea!
  • Have a bike collection drive
  • Run an open shop
  • Create bike art (or any art) for the shop
  • Create and post shop signs (parts signs, tool bins, safety, diagrams)
  • Bring food to open shop (volunteers are hungry)! Or arrange to receive food donations from groceries or restaurants  

So don't hesitate!  The best way to get started is to stop by any open shop and take a tour.  We also will sign off volunteer credit for internships, community service requirements, school credit, etc.  We look forward to meeting you!

 

 
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