The Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op is a community bike shop working towards an equitable New Haven by getting people on bikes. We are located in the East Rock neighborhood of New Haven and are a community space and a place to come work on your bike.
We are working towards an equitable New Haven by getting people on bikes. Since opening in 2015, we have built three programs to get people on bikes:
Bicycle Recycling Program – We want to get more people on bikes. In New Haven especially, there are many people who cannot afford a bike. We partner with organizations like IRIS, CMHC, and others to get these people on bikes. Through the generosity of of individuals, organizations, shops, and institutions throughout the region, we get bikes donated to us and we repair them through the hard work of our volunteers and staff so that they are safe and ready for another life.
Want to volunteer to fix other bikes? The Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op continues to operate today largely through the efforts of our amazing volunteers. If you can fix a flat, you can help us out. Come down during open shop hours and introduce yourself, and we will show you the ropes and let you get your hands dirty. Volunteers get a free membership to the Co-op, veto power on the music, a chance to become better bike mechanics, and endless love. And sometimes cookies!
Want to donate a bicycle? The Bradley Street Bicycle Co-op accepts donations of bikes, bike parts, and accessories. To donate, come to our shop at 138 Bradley St, New Haven, any time during open hours, 4-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
Open Shop Hours – We want to get more people on bikes. Often, people own a bike, but it needs work. We open our doors to the community during the week as a space for people to come fix their bike. We have all the tools you will need, repair stands, and lots of new and used parts to handle any problem you might have. To work on your bike, you just get a membership ($30 for 3 months, $100 for a year) or a day-pass ($10) and get to work. Self-guided work is encouraged, but there are always volunteers and staff around to help you out.
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Want to just hang out?I don’t blame you. Grab a seat, enjoy the wifi, check out our Instagram (@bsbcco), request some music, make some coffee, and enjoy the space. And keep track of news and events on Facebook.
Used Bike Shop – We want to get more people on bikes. There are lots of people in New Haven who want an affordable bike to get around town with. We take some of the bikes donated to us, fix them up, and sell them through this program to help fund the Co-op. Every bike is tuned up, we have a large selection (see them here) and most importantly, buying a bike from us helps get more people who can’t afford a bicycle riding again!
Stop by and say hi!
Our address: 138 Bradley St, New Haven, CT, 06511
Owner and mechanic’s name: John