Mobile Repair Unit

 

We bring the bike shop to you.

Our Mobile Repair Unit brings our knowledgeable, friendly mechanics and their tools to companies, schools, and at events in the greater Burlington area -- by bicycle.

 


WORKPLACE SERVICES

Workplace bike repair is a great way to reward your employees who choose a healthy, sustainable mode of transportation for getting to work. It may also encourage people to try bike commuting and alleviate parking pressure on your company. Eliminating the stress of making it to a bike shop for needed repairs or tune-ups allows employees to focus on their work and fill their personal time with more enjoyable activities than schlepping bikes to and from a bike shop. 

Hiring the Mobile Repair Unit to visit your company helps Old Spokes Home provide free repair service to people who may not be able to access or afford it. So, thank you!

We coordinate service offerings with businesses and organizations based on their size and specifics needs. We need two weeks notice to schedule mechanics for your event. Here are some examples of services we offer to get you started: 

SAFETY CHECKS

Let us make sure your people are safe on their bikes. We'll be on hand to pump up tires, lube up chains, make sure brakes are operational, and diagnose any other issues.

SAFETY CHECKS, ADJUSTMENTS, & LIGHT REPAIR

We perform full assessments, make adjustments for improved performance, and perform small repairs. Price does not include parts which can be charged either to employees or the company.

TUNE-UPS

You will have a dedicated professional mechanic (or two) for a day with all of the tools and materials to get your employee's bikes operating just right.

Employees can purchase a tune-up at a discounted rate or your organization can purchase a package of Basic Tune-ups as a benefit for your employees.

WORKSHOPS

Empower your people to commute by bike, maintain their bikes, and gain confidence on the road. We offer different workshops covering basic repair and maintenance, on-road safety, and commuting by bike year-round.

 

For more information about the Mobile Repair Unit coming to your company or school, click here! For all questions or to get an estimate, contact Christine by email or by calling (802) 863-4475. We need two weeks advanced notice to schedule a visit.


EVENTS

Add a unique element to your conference, farmers' market, student move-in day, or outdoor event. To see where the Mobile Repair Unit is going currently, check out our calendar.

For more information about the Mobile Repair Unit coming to your event, click here! For all questions or to get an estimate, contact Christine by email or by calling (802) 863-4475. We need two weeks advanced notice to schedule a visit.


COMMUNITY BIKE REPAIR

We partner with Spectrum's Multicultural Youth Program to train teens in basic bike repair and maintenance, and then provide work experience with the Mobile Repair Unit.

In summer 2017, the Mobile Repair Unit and youth mechanics-in-training are visiting Franklin Square and South Meadows throughout the summer to provide safety checks and free bike repairs to youth and residents. Check out the Burlington Free Press piece about it here.

Thank you to Burlington Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront's Nutritional and Recreation Drop-In Programs for hosting us.

For more information about the Mobile Repair Unit, contact Christine by email or by calling (802) 863-4475. We need two weeks advanced notice to schedule a visit.

 

 


MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM:

                

 

 

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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