With a focus on being inclusive and affordable, The Bikery has operated its volunteer-run bike shop out of a storefront at 14th and S Main Street for years.
After successfully raising enough money to dig out of a financial crunch one year ago (thanks in part to many of you), the Bikery has reorganized and is moving its operations to Hiawatha Place and S Charles Street, filling a void left by the closing of Working Dog Bicycles.
That move starts today and will go through the weekend, and they could use a hand.
Details from the Bikery newsletter:
We found an awesome new space at 845 Hiawatha Pl S, the old Working Dog Bikes space.
We’re moving this weekend, 2/28-3/1, and we need your help to get there. Heck yeah, all volunteer hours will count towards shop credit!
We’re looking for folks to sign up for the following shifts, 4-5 people per shift:
- Thursday, 2/28: 1-5pm
Packing smaller items into crates, organizing stuff for loading, and other tasks
- Friday, 3/1: 11am-3pm, 3pm-7pm
Moving furniture to the new space and smaller stuff to the storage unit (in the same building as the new space); loading and unloading trucks
- Saturday, 3/2: 11am-3pm, 3pm-7pm
Moving furniture to the new space and smaller stuff to the storage unit (in the same building as the new space); loading and unloading trucks.
Carpenters will be handling installation/removal of installed items (racks, hangers, etc)
- Sunday, 3/3: 11-3pm
Cleaning the old space, repainting
We’re also looking for some needed supplies:
- White paint
- Paint rollers
Signing up to help
E-mail Harmony at [email protected] to sign up or if you have supplies you can share. If you can’t make it to a full shift, just let us know when you’d like to show up. We need a few extra folks with carpentry experience, so let us know if you’ve got those skills and want to put them to work.
Map of the new location:
“Working Dog Bicycles.” was in a terrible location, or a good location about 10 years too soon. That neighborhood will grow and need a good local bicycle store, but right now it too poor, and too off the beaten track to be used. Sorry to see them go, best of luck with this new operation.