Do It Yourself at Vélocity Bicycle Co-op

Vélocity Co-op opens our shop for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) community bike repair access on Wednesdays 6pm-9pm at our 2111 Mt Vernon Ave location.  As part of our mission to build an inclusive biking community, DIY bike repair access is a fast and inexpensive way to get your bike ready to roll and learn some skills in the process. 

During DIY access scheduled hours Vélocity Co-op provides tools, cleaners, lubes, and a repair stand. No experience is required, and Vélocity staff and Véloteers are on hand to guide you if you have any questions. 

Please note we are limited to 4 repair stands available on a first-come, first-served basis during DIY access hours. If you do not need a repair stand, we also have tire pumps and some basic tools available to use for free.

DIY bike repair access does not have a fee, though we ask for a donation of $15 an hour to help us continue to offer this service to our community. Most tune-ups only involving adjustments will take less than an hour if we’re not too busy. 

Service-related parts (brake/shifter cables, brake pads, tire tubes, tires, etc.) are reasonably priced, and basic used components start at around $5. We also carry select new and used parts priced well below market value in most cases. Plus, Vélocity is often able to order a specific part if we do not have it in our inventory.

Doing it yourself is a great way learn a valuable new skill in a relaxed environment, prevent down-time by not having to leave your bicycle for service, and save a bunch of money!