Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know how much to pay?

The Bikery runs on donations for shop time, and has set prices for the inventory in the shop.  We ask for $5-$15 per hour of stand time, but will never turn anyone away for lack of ability to pay.

Used parts range in cost and the volunteer on shift can help answer any questions.

We accept both cash and card (hey, technology!)

I'm building up a bike, but need some parts. Do you have them?

Most likely! We have bins full of used parts, including cranks, bottom brackets, pedals, forks, handle bars, wheels, stems, and everything in between that you need to build a bike. We even have a wall of frames if you'd really like to start from scratch!

The Bikery also has new cables (both brake and shift) and cable housing, as well as bar tape and other new accessories, including locks, fenders, bells, lights, and inner tubes.

I don't know anything about bike maintenance, is that ok?
Will there be somebody to help me?

Yes! We strive to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for everybody who enters, regardless of bike knowledge. Our trained volunteers will help guide you through the repairs on your bike. No previous knowledge is necessary.

Can I leave my bike there to work on it later?

Sorry, but no. We don't have enough space to store other people's bikes, and we can't be responsible for anyone's property.

Do I have to clean up afterwards?

Yes, please. The Bikery gets a lot of people using our tools, and it's hard to keep track of them and help others if we have to search around for a tool every time we need it.