SPOKES is a new community biking and walking center in Minneapolis. Our goal is to get more people to bike and walk for transit, recreation and exercise. We are located near the LRT Bike Trail at 1915 East 22nd Street (1/2 block west of Minnehaha Avenue, 1 block south of Franklin Avenue and the Franklin LRT station). Browse this site and visit our Facebook Page to find out more about us. SPOKES is a nonprofit and, of course, we would also really appreciate a donation! SPOKES is a Seward Neighborhood Group, Inc. program.
Used Bike Drives happening soon.
Saturday, April 19, 9 AM to 5 PM:
REI Boomington Store, 750 West American Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55420
Saturday, April 26, Noon to 4:30 PM:
Faith Mennonite Church, Neighborhood Sustainability Fair, 2720 East 22nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Why do we need your used bike
- Bikes for people to fix in our Earn-a-Bike Program.
- Bikes to use in our Adult Learn-to-Ride classes.
- Bikes to fix for our Community Partners Bike Library Program.
- Bikes to sell at affordable prices for earned income to help pay for things like rent and heat.
Bikes with bad frames or that are beyond repair we remove the usable parts from and recycle the rubber (through the generosity of Quality Bike Products) and the metal.
We will take any bicycle or collection of bike parts you no longer need. Bikes with bad frames or in really bad shape are stripped for useable parts and the metal is recycled
As a small nonprofit, volunteers are essential to our work. We rely heavily on volunteers in order to make progress towards our mission of growing a more diverse and informed population of bicyclists and pedestrians. Volunteers are needed to help with many different aspects of our work and receive many benefits. Volunteers help with bicycle repair, assist with Learn-to- Ride, traffic safety, Earn-a-Bike and repair classes as well as helping us to keep the shop organized and looking good.
Benefits include increased skills, shop credit towards used parts, meeting your neighbors or making new friends, and sharing your skills and passion for bicycling and walking with others. Click here for volunteer job descriptions and current opportunities.
COMMITMENT: Volunteer Night is on Thursday from 5-9pm. Volunteer for as long and as frequently (i.e. weekly, monthly or irregularly) as you’d like!
Volunteer mechanics could also team with SPOKES staff during classes such as Earn-a-Bike, Basic Maintenance or Bike Overhaul. Contact us about these opportunities.
Why: It’s spring! Is your bike a little squeaky on its maiden voyage around the block? We’ll be learning how to tune it up and what to look for to get it in prime rolling shape for summer.
Who: Anyone can participate in this class. Bring your bike!
When: Two classes will cover the same subject–just pick the one that works the best for you.
- Tuesday, April 8, 6 to 8:30 pm
- Tuesday, April 29, 6 to 8:30 pm
To Register: email email@example.com or call 612-787-7433
This is just down the trail from SPOKES: Detour on Midtown Greenway between Hiawatha and Minnehaha for two weeks–March 5-7 and March 10-12 (open on March 8 and 9). Details at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/detours. This is because of construction at the Xcel substation just south of the trail.
Check out the sidebar for March classes and trainings at SPOKES. Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to assist with some of our classes and open shops this Spring. Please contact us for more info. Also check back for the lowdown on several exciting events in April and May including: an Eat for Equity dinner to benefit SPOKES, the Seward Swap Bike Sale, a used bike drive and a block party during MPLS Bike Week!
Looks like winter will stick around for a while this year. Now is a great time to pick up a totally reconditioned “winter bike.” There is a great selection at the Hub-Mini store at SPOKES, the Hub main store and the Hub store on Oak Street. Check the used bikes highlights page at http://thehubbikecoop.org to find some sweet winter rides. Hub Mini at SPOKES is open every Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Purchase of all SPOKES reconditioned bikes at the Hub goes to support SPOKES activities.