WHAT WE DO
We create access to bikes and the opportunities they provide for our whole community.
In addition to being a bike shop, Old Spokes Home is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, a social service provider, a job training center, a community center, an educational space, a bicycle museum... and a lot of other things, too.
WHY WE DO IT
We believe bikes are a simple solution to complex problems. We believe there is a bike for every person and every purpose. We believe bikes aid in positive personal and cultural transformation. Bikes connect people to their community, to their own bodies, to their physical environments. Bikes heal. Bikes empower. Bikes mobilize. We believe everyone should have access to bikes. We believe everyone deserves to feel the joy that a bicycle provides. That's why we're here.
We operate two spaces: Old Spokes Home, and the Old Spokes Home Community Workshop (formerly Bike Recycle Vermont).
Old Spokes Home is our full-service bike shop. That's where anyone can come get their bike worked on, where you can buy a slick new Surly or a retro Peter Pan, where we carry new and used parts, accessories, and gear, and where our organization generates the revenue that makes our social and educational work possible.
Old Spokes Home's Community Workshop is the site of all that social and educational work: workforce development services, Youth Shop, volunteer events, Everybody Bikes program, most classes, and pretty much all of the stuff we do to lower barriers to bicycling for our community.