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As a registered charity and not-for-profit, New Hope Community Bikes offers extensive education opportunities to learn both bike repair skills as well as bicycle safety skills.


Each year the shop is open 1,400 hours to offer bicycle repair advice and provide access to tools and workspaces on a 'pay-what-you-can' basis.  In addition workshops about basic bike repair and other skills are held on a regular basis.


Beyond the store front location, New Hope Community Bikes provides bike repair and safety workshops for schools and community groups.

Let's face it, cycling can be intimidating, cars are moving fast and bike paths and bike lanes don't always get you where you want to go. Ride Smart is a safe cycling program for youth in grades 4-6 that will help you to feel safe and confident in all the cycling situations you come across.  For full details click here.



-New Hope Bikes has 4 years of cycling education experience with schools, community groups and in our own shop.

-CAN-Bike trained and certified instructors tailer the Ride Smart program to fit the time need of the organization, skill level of the riders and suitability of the space.

-The combination of skills development, classroom scenarios and road skills make safe cycling fun and help students develop long term skills.

After School Mountain Bike Club

New Hope Community Bikes started a high school mountain bike team with students from Delta Secondary School and Sir John A. McDonald Secondary School in the spring of 2017. The team competed at the annual High School Mountain Bike Invitational, an OFSAA sanctioned event at Durham Forest. The team will begin to practice and build interest compete again in spring 2018.


To register or participate please contact us or drop by the shop for more information.

Bike Repair Workshops


New Hope Community Bikes offers structured, hands on repair nights that cover the basics of bike repair. A three hour sessions will provide the rider with a better understanding of how a bicycle works, how to fix basic issues and how to name the different parts of the bike. The course runs once a month on a Wednesday night for up to 6 persons. Cost is $25.00 and require advance registration. Register here.


Detailed skills include naming of bike parts and how to:

-Complete a pre-ride safety check

-Repair and patch a flat tire

-Adjust brakes

-Adjust gears

-Check for loose bearings

-Oil and clean a chain

-Identify when parts may need to be replaced.




We also offer women/trans/queer only events. For more information about what drives us to run these events click here, or see this article. Women's basic bike repair workshops (a three-hour structured course) occur on the first Tuesday of each month and require advance registration here.




Winterborne Bicycle Institute offers a college accredited Professional Bicycle Mechanic class as well as in depth wheel building courses. If you're looking to become a bike mechanic this is the best place to start.

 New Hope Community Bikes


1249 Main St. E Hamilton, ON L8K 1A8


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CRA Charity # 8471 69844 RR0001