Our members enjoy using our shop, love learning at our workshops, and relish our shop full of bike tools. We offer bike repair videos to guide you in bike care and repair and experienced mechanics who help you work on your own bike. See more Member Benefits.
Your membership makes bicycling better in Boulder County: over 2,500 strong, we have a powerful voice and strong influence within the community to grow the culture of cycling.
Join the movement today. Community Cycles is Boulder’s only non-profit bike shop and cycling advocacy organization. We are as strong as our members. Your tax-deductible donation goes to work immediately to make bicycling better and safer. We value your support.
- We encourage the use of bicycles for transportation and daily errands. We envision a bike-centric lifestyle for environmental and economic sustainability, self-reliance, improved health and quality of life.
- Community Cycles is the bicyclists’ voice at the local, state and regional level. We work with all levels of government to help plan and fund more bike paths, lanes, and trails, along with bicycle safety and education programs.
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Making Cycling Better in Boulder County
1) Sign in at the front desk and get a tab for your work stand.
2) Keep track of all new and used parts you use on your tab.
3) Closed toed shoes must be worn at all times.
4) Please use only the tools on your assigned bench.
5) Please put away all tools and bins that you use.
6) When using the parts washer always wear an apron, heavy
gloves and safety glasses
7) Dogs are always welcome at Community Cycles but they
must be leashed at all times.
Expectations of Membership (Adopted June 2017)
Community Cycles is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment to both members and guests.
We are committed to fostering and ensuring equity and social justice through protection of the human rights of all persons regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnic heritage, religious belief, LGBTQ identification, ability, or immigration status.
Community Cycles works to build a diverse and inclusive community that does not tolerate any act of racism, oppression, intimidation, harassment, or racial, ethnic or religious profiling toward another individual, and reaffirms our continued support for the civil rights of our members.
At Community Cycles, we promote, educate, and advocate for the safe use of bicycles for transportation. We seek to create equitable access to bicycles for everyone in our community. Beyond our shop, we unite our community around biking, we advance the cyclists’ agenda at the level of planning and policy, and we work to make a better Boulder for people who ride bicycles.
To these ends there are certain expectations of membership and shop use regulations that apply to all members and guests. Failure to promote a safe and welcoming environment, meet membership expectations or follow regulations may result in suspension or termination of membership to our organization.
- We all love bikes, that’s why we’re here, and we love helping people work on bikes. One of the great things about our shop environment is the opportunity to learn from each other. But keep in mind not everyone always wants or needs advice. And, while helping other members is encouraged, under no circumstances should members or guests represent themselves as Community Cycles employees or volunteers (unless they are working a designated volunteer shift).
- Members may use shop services up to 2 hours per day, and no more than 20 hours per month. Shop use is defined as use of a bicycle repair stand, the tools, parts washer, wheel truing stand, outside wash station or otherwise utilizing shop resources, including the mechanic on duty. Individual sessions may be extended if space is available. Staff may grant greater or lesser time upon their sole discretion based upon member and shop needs. With staff permission special projects may be granted a greater time allotment. Special projects are defined as a community benefit and not for personal gain.
- Members may not operate an official or unofficial for-profit, or not for profit, business out of the CC shop. Among other things, this means:
- Refurbished and bicycles prepared for sale may not be photographed inside the CC shop, immediately outside of the shop, on CC bicycle racks, or against the mural or similar murals to that painted on the South side of our building.
- In no way should advertisements infer that for-sale bicycles were professionally refurbished by CC, or at CC.
- In-progress bicycles may not be stored at the shop without permission of the Shop Manager or Shop Coordinator. Further, they may not be stored outside the shop in the immediate vicinity so as not to negatively affect neighboring businesses, their clients or employees. Doing so may negatively affect CC’s relationships and/or violate our lease.
- Members refurbishing bikes, wheels or other parts as a hobby may not meet clients or potential clients at the shop to display goods for sale, or conduct a transaction.
- Shop staff reserves the right to limit total bicycle sales to members or other clients as a way to maintain inventory for sale or donation and/or limit unsafe bicycles from being reused in any way.
- Neither members nor customers shall interfere with individuals attempting to donate bicycles or materials to CC. It is not permissible to buy, trade or otherwise acquire bicycles or parts intended for donation to CC. All donations must be processed by staff before they are made available for resale.
- Minimum membership age is 16, unless accompanied by a chaperon.