Join the movement today. Community Cycles is Boulder’s only non-profit bike shop and cycling advocacy organization. Your tax-deductible membership donation goes to work immediately to make bicycling better and safer. We value your support as a nonprofit bike shop member. Our members make us stronger!
Your yearly nonprofit bike shop membership in Community Cycles helps us make biking better in Boulder Colorado. Your support benefits all of the cyclists in our community as we advocate for the use of bicycles as affordable, viable, and sustainable transportation and personal enjoyment in our community. Join your voice with ours!
Our nonprofit bike shop membership gives you access to the DIY Shop, classes and workshops. We offer bike repair resources to guide you in bike care and repair and our shop-full of Park tools. Our experienced mechanics are a resource for you. Come prepared to work on your own bike.
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Support Community Cycles each month! Your monthly 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
- 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.
- Closed-toed shoes must be worn at all times when you work with tools.
- Sign-in & check-in with Greeters to receive your reserved workstation.
- There is a mechanic on duty. We want to emphasize that you are working on your own bike, with our assistance
- Please use only the color-coded tools at your reserved station.
- When using the parts washer always wear an apron, heavy gloves and safety glasses.
- Dogs are welcome at Community Cyclesand they must be on leash at all times.
- Put away all tools and bins that you use.
- Track All the (new & used) parts that you used on your tab – Reservation Card.
Expectations of Membership (Adopted June 2017)
Community Cycles is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment to both members and guests.
We commit 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. We do not tolerate any act of racism, oppression, intimidation, harassment, or racial, ethnic or religious profiling toward another individual. This 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. Overall 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.
- 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. Keep in mind not everyone always wants or needs advice. 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, tools, parts washer, wheel truing stand, outside wash station or otherwise utilizing shop resources, including the mechanic on duty.
- 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 in or near CC. This includes inside the CC shop, immediately outside of the shop, on CC bicycle racks, or against murals painted on 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. We will not negatively affect neighboring businesses, their clients or employees. Doing so may damage 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. Nor may Members conduct a transaction on premises.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Minimum membership age is 16, unless accompanied by a chaperon.