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 made over 5,000 bikes and 10,000 repairs either free or radically affordable for income-eligible Vermonters.

 


ELIGIBILITY

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

1.) Documentation of receiving:

  • SSDI
  • 3Squares/EBT
  • Medicare
  • 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 $35 - $150. Kids bikes are $15 - $50. Prices depend on size, style, and make.

REPAIRS: Prices vary. Our tune-ups start at $25. Bring your bike in 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) 863-4475 or email Tom to discuss billing options.

 


LOCATION & HOURS

The Everybody Bikes Program now occurs at Old Spokes Home (331 N Winooski Ave).

No appointments necessary. Simply visit during our open 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 are also happy to set up a layaway plan.


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 Laura 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

Would your income-eligible clients, volunteers, or employees benefit from access to affordable bikes or bike repair? Organizations listed above can provide referrals to the Everybody Bikes program by printing out the Everybody Bikes Referral Form, helping their clients fill out the form, and having their client bring the form to the shop when they want to pick up a bike or get their serviced.

The referral form qualifies an individual for the Everybody Bikes program; the individual or the referring organization is still responsibile for payment for bikes or service.

Would you like to be a referral partner? Email Laura 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

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

HOURS
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

Our retail shop and Community Workshop are now under the same roof! Come in anytime we're open.

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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