A learning hub for building and repairing bikes, offering safe cycling education, providing access to affordable transportation, and fostering a rich and inclusive cycling community.
NEW LARGER LOCATION OPENING FALL 2018!
Our current shop at 1422 Main St. E. has given cyclists a place to learn about and work on their bikes, but space was limited and bikes always had to be stored off-site. Through the support of the Hamilton Community Foundation we have been able to purchase a new 3,000 square foot building.
This new location at 1249 Main St. E. will allow us to:
Please consider supporting this project using the 'Donate Now' button above!
WHAT WE DO
New Hope Community Bikes started in 2008 as an initiative of New Hope Church. We are a registered charity and social enterprise that seeks to get more people on affordable, reliable bicycles and provide employment and job training opportunities for youth.
We believe bicycles can help build a healthier, more environmentally friendly community and that everyone should have access to affordable, efficient transportation. We build and restore bikes to a variety of price points and rider specifications, offering everything from cheap winter commuters to unique one of a kind custom bikes.
As a registered charity, we can receive financial donations in person at our store-front location, as well as online through CanadaHelps. A number of people have already committed to supporting NHCB on a monthly basis, helping to ensure long term sustainability. To give a one time donation or monthly support, use the 'Donate Now' button at the top of the page.
Volunteers make our paid staff exponentially more productive. Refurbishing bikes is an activity that requires low, medium and high skilled tasks. Degreasing and removing rust from a donated bike can be done with no prior experience. Tasks like replacing a tire tube can be taught in a short period of time, giving a volunteer a quick new skill set. Finally, tasks such as bearing rebuilds, require a higher skill set that is developed with practice and repetition. By utilizing volunteers who have all different skill levels, paid staff are able to focus on quality oversight and teaching skills that increase volunteer independence.
Host a Bike Drive
Bike drives help build community, protect the environment and help us get more people riding! The idea of a bike drive is simple, pick a day, a location and a way to let people know it’s happening, then collect bikes that people no longer need! We can arrange to have bikes picked up and will refurbish them into affordable transportation.
Businesses, service clubs, faith groups and individuals have all hosted bike drives in the past. We rely on bike drives to supply us with over 400 donated bikes per year. Check out our bike drive how to guide here.
If you want to know more please contact us!
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
CLOSED LONG WEEKENDS
New Hope Community Bikes
1249 Main St. E Hamilton, ON L8K 1A8
CRA Charity # 8471 69844 RR0001
Learn. Fix. Ride.