Everybody Bikes Program

 

"I love this place. It's like the food shelf for bikes!"

- an Everybody Bikes customer

 


 

The Everybody Bikes Program creates access to affordable, sustainable, active transportation -- for everybody.

Since 2005, the Everybody Bikes program has provided over 5,000 bikes and 10,000 repairs to income-eligible Vermonters.

 


ELIGIBILITY

To purchase a bike, accessories, or recieve repair service through the Everybody Bikes Program, one should present either:

1.) Documentation of receiving:

  • SSDI
  • 3Squares/EBT
  • Medicaid
  • WIC
  • Reach Up
  • Section 8
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Unemployment Benefits, or

2.) A referal through a community partner, including:

  • Howard Center
  • Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Vermont Works for Women
  • Department of Labor
  • ReSOURCE
  • Migrant Justice
  • Vermont Worker's Center
  • Joint Urban Ministries Project (J.U.M.P.)
  • Parallel Justice
  • Reach Up
  • VocRehab
  • Association of Africans Living in Vermont
  • SPECTRUM
  • Youthbuild
  • COTS
  • Mercy Connections
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • King Street Center
  • Sarah M Holbrook

SERVICE & TUNE-UPS

We offer full repair services through this program. Estimates are free! From tune-ups to simple adjustments, we will tell you the most cost effective way to make your bike safer and more functional.


COST

BIKES: Adult bikes are $25 - $75. Kids bikes are $25 - $45. Prices depends on size, style, and quality. We have a small showroom and bikes are priced as marked.

REPAIRS: Prices vary. Our tune-ups start at $25. Bring your bike in during Everybody Bikes hours to get an estimate. We cannot give estimates without having a bike in front of us.

ACCESSORIES & GEAR:

  • Locks: $6 - $16

  • Helmets: $9

  • Lights: $9 - $18

  • Reflective Vests: $8

  • Racks/Baskets: $10 - $20

  • Fenders: $17

  • Lube, patch kits, tire levers, multitools: $3 - $20


INVOICING & BILLING

If you are an institution or organization that wants to pay for a client's bike, parts, gear, or accessories, please call (802) 264-9687 or email Dan to discuss billing options.

 


LOCATION & HOURS

The Everybody Bikes Program occurs at Old Spokes Home's Community Workshop (formerly called Bike Recycle Vermont) located at 664 Riverside Avenue in Burlington, Old North End.

Tuesday: 1PM - 8PM

Wednesday: 1PM - 5PM

Friday: 1PM - 5PM

No appointments necessary. Simply visit during the above hours with the approved income documentation.

 


POLICIES

  • Bikes are for clients who do not already have a bike. Our resources are limited and we reserve our bikes for people who do not have access to a bike already. If you already have a bike, let us tune it up for you! We have replacement parts. If someone has a bike that needs extensive repair work or that doesn't fit them, we will aks them to bring it in for an evaluation and we'll go from there.

  • We do not give bikes away for free, for trades, or for I.O.U.s. If an individual has no money, they may be eligible for a voucher through Joint Urban Ministries Projects (J.U.M.P.), or if their bike was stolen, they may be able to get a voucher through Parallel Justice after filing a police report. We do not to trade-ins. 

  • We do not sell bikes, parts, gear, or perform repairs for the general public. The Everybody Bikes program creates access to bikes and repairs for people who may not otherwise be able to afford or access bikes or repairs due to financial or social barriers.

 


GET INVOLVED

Make a donation to support Everybody Bikes.

Donate a bike.

Volunteer with us.

Sponsor this program. Contact Laura to learn how.

Partner with us to get your people on bikes. Contact Christine to learn how.

 


MAJOR BIKE DONORS

Thank you to all of the individuals who donate bikes that make Everybody Bikes possible. Major thanks to major bike donors including:

  • Burlington Police Department
  • Univeristy of Vermont
  • Church Street Marketplace
  • Essex Police Department
  • Winooski Police Department
  • Green Mountain Transit

 


MAKING REFERRALS

Do you want to your income-eligible clients, volunteers, or employees to access bikes or repair work through the Everybody Bikes program? Organizations listed above should print out the Everybody Bikes Referral Form and then have the client bring the form with them to The Hub.

Would you like to be a referral partner? Email Christine to learn how.

 


SPONSOR EVERYBODY BIKES

Does your company support sustainabile, community-building, health-inspiring initatives? Does your company want to be responsible for creating access to safe, active, sustainable transportions for hundreds of our neighbors each year? Would your company enjoy the visability that comes from having your name on hundreds of bicycles riding around Burlington, on the walls of a shop that sees thousands of visitors each year, and in the minds of thousands of Old Spokes Home's biggest customers and supporters?

Contact Laura to learn how to get get your company's name out there while supporting this resource for our community.

 

OLD SPOKES HOME

 

322 North Winooski Ave.
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Tel:
(802) 863-4475

HOURS
Monday: 10am - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

(formerly known as Bike Recycle Vermont)

664 Riverside Ave.
Burlington, VT 05401

Tel: (802) 264-9687

EVERYBODY BIKES PROGRAM HOURS
Tuesday: 1pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 5pm
Friday: 1pm - 5pm

Hours for volunteering, classes, and youth programs vary. Check out their respective pages to learn more.

CREATING ACCESS TO BIKES AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY PROVIDE FOR OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY.


 

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