Mission: With flexibility and inclusiveness as our guiding principals, our goal is to provide access to bikes to the members of the Corvallis Community.
Results: Last year we put more than 200 bikes under people at an average cost of $50.
In that year 463 people have handled 659 donated bicycles, sharing tools and expertise.
Our learning shop was open 141% of the time we had projected, relying entirely upon volunteers.
Target demographics: Anyone who likes to ride or fix human or animal powered transportation.
Direct beneficiaries per year: >200
Geographic areas served: Corvallis, Oregon and surrounds
Programs: Here are the core programs we currently offer at our shop:
Build a Bike - We'll sell you the parts and help you put together your own bike - most bikes and parts start at $40.
Buy a Bike - If you can contribute cash, you can sometimes find a bike ready to ride. Stick around; we'd love to help you keep it in shape.
Fix a Bike - Already have a bike? We can lend the tools & knowledge to help you keep it on the road and safe or help you upgrade it.
Corvallis Bike Collective's volunteers are often at events helping make bikes road safe.
Come to the shop during our hours and we'll walk you through a safety check for your bike.
During May 2010, the Corvallis Bike Collective ran a weekly discussion series.
Bike Advocacy - We're interested in not just making bikes better, but also making biking better for Corvallis and Oregon State University.
I am a manager for the Corvallis Bicycle Collective and I can tell you that it is an amazing place. Here is where not only can anybody get a bike, but they can learn to fix it as well(we are a learning shop). Corvallis is a college town, so we get everyone from homeless people looking for inexpensive transport to college students looking for a lightweight way to get to class.
In short, the CBC is a miracle of nonprofit engineering, and I will continue to serve there as long as humanly possible.
The Corvallis Bicycle Collective is an amazing resource that had been missing in otherwise bike friendly Corvallis previously. It has made sustainable and healthy transportation available to lots of folks who are able to take advantage of it in a college town with parking issues and a desire for active lifestyles. I am a big fan of them and their leadership.
The bicycle collective in corvallis (CBC) is run by a great group of volunteers. The CBC in my first stop whenever I am in need of a part, have a question, or need tools that I dont have at home. They have volunteers that are well versed in bikes and can help you with whatever problem you are having. Parts are cheap if something break and they help you find the best parts available. Yet to be disappointed by their service, a great asset to the City of Corvallis and its many cyclist.