WELCOME TO THE FAIRBANKS BIKE SHOP
Powered by the SBC Cycling Community, the Fairbanks Bike Shop will open on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons starting April 5th, 2017. The shop’s intent is to help the local Springfield community, specifically in the Grant Beach neighborhood, be able to ride more often and more safely. The program will help kids with simple repairs, access to bikes, and bicycle education, as well as provide adults with transportation assistance. The shop will provide free helmets for children, free bike repair, and low-cost rental and/or sales to the neighborhood surrounding The Fairbanks (north-central Springfield).
“The SBC Cycling Community has been riding in Springfield since 2012. We realized that we wanted to give back to our community, and one of our team members works at the Fairbanks, and one of our SBC employees did as well. Once we heard about the Fairbanks wanting a bike shop – it was a no brainer," says Neil Chanter, SBC Cycling team manager/owner.
The Fairbanks Bike Shop is powered by volunteers and donations. The Bike Shop needs donations, including, but not limited to: kid and adult-sized bikes, both working and non-working, bike helmets of all sizes, spare and old bike parts, such as tires, tubes, seats, stems, etc., and bike tools, pumps, chain lube, bike washing equipment, and bike locks.
Donations accepted on-site only during bike shop hours:
1126 North Broadway Ave. Springfield, MO, 65802
All donations will be tax deductible through the Fairbanks.
Volunteers can also sign up to staff the shop at the GivePulse page. The shop will be open 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays and noon-2 p.m. on Saturdays at 1126 North Broadway Ave, April through September.
VOLUNTEERING TO WORK
The SBC Cycling Bike Repair and Rental Shop at the Fairbanks is intended to help kids with basic repair and biking skills, and adults with transportation issues. We need folks with some basic bike knowledge and some who just want to learn on the job! The shop will be open on Wednesdays (6-8 pm) and Saturdays (Noon-2 pm) from April through September. To start with work will include getting the bike shop up and running and organized, and then we'll just be dealing with helping kids with their bikes, teaching them bike riding rules, helping with proper helmet fit/placements, etc. At this point, not only do we need volunteers to staff the shop when it's open, but we also need bikes, bike parts, bike tools and cleaning/servicing equipment donated for the shop. Alternatively, you can donate cash towards the shop too and we'll go find what we need.
WAYS TO DONATE
Labor isn't magical. It's minutes spent working hard - but 's fun, too. The shop runs on the generosity of local riders and supporters giving two hours of their time to turn a few wrenches, air up a few tires, wipe down some greasy gear, and most importantly impact their local community around them.
Yep. Seriously. We'll take your money. Some people have time to offer. Others prefer monetary donations - and we are good with that. The Fairbanks Bike Shop as always in need of equipment to keep things running smoothly, be it chain lube, bar tape, or whatever it takes to make things work.
YOUR old bikes and BIKE parts
We'll take nearly everything. Old bikes. Old parts. Old helmets. Everything, including:
OLD HELMETS, KIDS & ADULTS
OLD BIKES, KIDS & ADULTS