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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 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.

WHAT WE DO

  • Teach cycle education in elementary schools through our Ride Smart program
  • Offer monthly basic bike repair workshops
  • Full service bike shop with repairs to all makes and models
  • Do-it-yourself repair options with access to tools and workstations
  • Refurbish 400-500 bikes per year
  • Accept donations of used bikes of all shapes and sizes
  • Sell refurbished bikes in all shapes and sizes with a 1-month warranty
  • Offer volunteer opportunities for youth and adults including high school community service hours.
  • Work towards building a stronger cycling community in Hamilton
  • Cargo bike rentals by the day/week or month contact us for more info.

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS

 

Tuesday - 10:00-5:00pm

Wednesday 10:00-5:00pm

Thursday 2:00-8:00pm

Friday 10:00-5:00pm

Saturday 10:00-5:00pm

CLOSED LONG WEEKENDS

 

Give Financially

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.

 

Volunteer- 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!

 New Hope Community Bikes

info[@]newhopecommunitybikes.com

1422 Main St. E Hamilton, ON L8K 1C3

905.545.1991

Copyright 2018

CRA Charity # 8471 69844 RR0001