Get in touch

(971) 533-7428 (voicemail only)

Come on by!

Mon: 5-8pm 
Wed: 5-8pm 
Fri: 12-4pm
Sat: 12-4pm
Sun: 12-4pm
Women & Trans:
1st & 3rd Tuesdays: 4:30-7:30pm
Open Shop Night:
First Thursdays: 6:00-9:00pm
Full calendar

About

Bike Farm is an all-volunteer-run collective dedicated to every aspect of bicycle education, from safe commuting to repair. Our mission is to provide a space where people can learn about the bicycle and build community around promoting sustainable transportation. We strive to demystify the bicycle in order to impact the city in a healthy and positive way.

Membership

Membership entitles you to full use of shop space and a professional set of tools with the assistance of a mechanic during open hours. Membership also entitles you to some free workshops and 20% off new parts and accessories.

  • Drop-in rate: $5.00 per hour (no membership required)
  • One month: $20.00
  • Six months: $35.00
  • One year: $60.00

You also get one month of free membership with the purchase of a bicycle. Work-trade, baked goods, frosty beverages, and other creative donations are welcome. (All trades are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and at the discretion of the shift’s volunteers.)

Volunteering

The best way to become a regular volunteer is to attend our Monthly Volunteer Orientation Night on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the shop. You will learn how Bike Farm works, our mission, meet other volunteers and get a better sense of what you might want to do. You don’t need to be a mechanic to volunteer!

Immediately after Volunteer Orientations, we have our general monthly shop meetings. Feel free to stick around and become part of the decision making process. All are welcome at general meetings. Subscribing to our email listis another great way to get involved. Many shop discussions take place there.

If you cannot attend the monthly orientation, please show up during any open shift and talk to a mechanic to volunteer. We always have tasks for anyone to do and need the help! Friday, Saturday and Sunday shifts are particularly good days to get a sense of how the shop runs on busy days.

The following is a list of tasks we frequently need help with:

  • Donation pick-up – Local bike shops all over town frequently offer donated parts, tires, etc to Bike Farm. When a donation is ready, we will alert the volunteer mailing list when donations need to be picked up.
  • Skilled Mechanics – Bike Farm always needs skilled mechanics to lead shifts and cover for volunteers unable to make their regular hours.
  • Unskilled mechanics – If you want to learn how to build bikes, we have bikes for you to practice on and other volunteers to answer your questions.
  • Laundry – Laundry needs to be done 1-2 times a month. Rags need to be taken to the Alsco Linen Service at 5225 SE 26th Ave. in bags of 50 and traded for 50 clean rags. This service costs $3.50.
  • Shop Organization – Wheels need to be evaluated and other bike parts should be sorted, measured, labeled and put away in their respective bins. Broken or extremely worn components should be recycled.
  • Wheel & Bike Builds –  Bike Farm frequently exhausts our supply of decent wheels and completed bikes.  If you know how to build wheels or bikes, we need you!

Donating

We are always in need of donations! If you have new or used bike parts or tools, feel free to bring them by the shop.  You can also email us at bikefarm@bikefarm.org and we will do our best to send a volunteer out to pick them up. We also accept cash donations, which are used to pay rent and bills on the shop, buy new tools and build-stands, and maintain our retail inventory and website. No donation is too small, and your donation is tax-deductable.

Updates

Bike Farm will be operating under winter hours between October 1st and April 1st.