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Bike repair and lessons

Last updated: 7/7/17

Bike repair and lessons

Learn how to repair your bike or just get a tuned up. Community groups across Boston will repair your bike at no cost or show you how to do it yourself. Bike shops are also available if you need to purchase parts or get your bike repaired.

Still have questions? Contact:
Boston Bikes
1 City Hall Square, Room 721
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Community Organizations

Bikes Not Bombs

This program is only for children and teens. Bring your bike in and earn credits to use to buy used parts. Trained mechanics are also at the site to help you.

Youth Bike-in
18 Bartlett Sq., Jamaica Plain
Thursdays from 3:30 - 6 p.m.

Boston Cyclists Union (BCU)

The BCU provides space for you to learn how to repair your bike and get assistance with basic repairs.

Open Shop
375 Dudley St., Roxbury
Tuesdays from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 12 - 4 p.m.

BOWDOIN Bike School

The Bowdoin Bike School offers free classes to help you learn how to fix your bike. Pre-registration is required.

Bike Mechanic Classes
14 Southern Ave, Dorchester
Saturdays from 5 - 6 p.m.

Commonwheels

The free, do-it-yourself skillshare provides the tools and guidance you need to repair your bike. The goal isn’t for them to fix your bike and send you on your way, it’s to help you fix your own bike! Check their Facebook and Twitter accounts for more details.

Open Shop
  • Tuesdays from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m., at the corner of N Harvard St and Western Ave
  • Wednesdays from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., at the Oak Square Farmers Market
  • Sundays from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Union Square (Cambridge St and Brighton Ave) in front of Jackson/Mann ​​​​​​

Femmechanics

Femme/transgender/women can learn about bike repair in an all-­female environment. Visit the Femmechanics website to learn more.

GRRRREASE TIME - Jamaica Plain
18 Bartlett Sq., Jamaica Plain (Bikes Not Bombs)
Every second Monday of the month from 7 - 9 p.m.

Bike Shops

If your bikes needs general repairs, these shops offer great services. We created a map of their locations, but you can also visit their websites.