@stpetebikecoop InstagramIt’s another busy and humbling night at the bike co-op! Here are 5 folks we helped get mobile this week. We love what we do!St. Pete Bike Co-op volunteers working hard to help Tampa Bay community members regain their mobility.Recently a customer brought us their bike to help bring back to life. It was working perfectly fine until it got submerged in salt water during the hurricane down in Anna Maria Island. It’s a little salty and was carrying water internally but it’s cleaning up nicely!
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Happy Thanksgiving! We are super excited about the changes Facebook/Meta has made to their #givingtuesday matching for this year. They have extended matching for the entire holiday season between November 15 and December 31, 2022 instead of just the one single day of years past. Matching is now based on recurring donations. Believe it or not Facebook fundraisers have far fewer fees for nonprofits than many other fundraising platforms! Recurring donations can be as little as $5 a month to qualify for matching. Recurring donations help the St. Pete Bike Co-op to carry on with our mission and help ensure our future here in St. Pete. Consider donating monthly or even creating your own Facebook Fundraiser supporting St. Pete Bike Co-op to help us spread the word. Our goal for this year is to find just 25 recurring donors.
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Other ways you can support the St. Pete Bike Co-op:
- Make a donation through PayPal (consider making a monthly contribution!)
- Stop by the Shop during Open Shop Nights to donate by cash, check, or credit card
- Stop by the Shop and become a member (online membership not available at this time)
- Stop by the Shop and purchase a used bike or t-shirt
- Become a volunteer
- Donate your old bikes and bike parts
- Shop our online merch store
- Shop Amazon Smile and choose us as your preferred charity
Bike!Bike! Everywhere! 2021 is here.
Please forward this final invitation to other community bike organizations.
What: Bike!Bike! Everywhere! 2021 is the online version of the annual Bike!Bike! – a conference for community bike organizations. It is an international get-together where people share experiences and ideas about community bike projects.
When: Friday, Nov. 12 ~ Sunday, Nov. 14
Who: Everyone who is involved with or interested in community/non-profit bike projects is invited. We have live interpretation in English and Spanish for audio/video sessions.
Why: You love bike-related things. You love community. You love communities of bike people. You don’t want to travel (pandemic, environmentalism, expense). You want to be a part of a community of community bike people.
See you soon!
Bike!Bike! ¡Dondequiera! 2021 esta aqui.
Por favor, reenvía esta invitación a otras organizaciones ciclistas y talleres comunitarios que conozcas.
¿Qué es? ¡Bike!Bike! ¡Dondequiera! ¡2021 es la versión en línea de la conferencia anual ¡Bike!Bike! – una conferencia para organizaciones ciclistas y talleres comunitarios. Se trata de un encuentro internacional en el que se comparten experiencias e ideas sobre proyectos comunitarios en bicicleta.
¿Cuándo? Del viernes 12 al domingo 14 de noviembre.
¿Quién puede inscribirse? Cualquier persona que este interesada en proyectos comunitarios/sin ánimo de lucro en bicicleta. Tenemos previsto contar con interpretación simulatanea en inglés y español para las sesiones de audio y vídeo.
¿Por qué? Te gustan las cosas relacionadas con la bicicleta. Te gusta la comunidad ciclista. No quieres viajar (pandemia, ecologismo, gastos). Quieres formar parte de una comunidad de gente ciclista.
¡Nos vemos pronto!
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Hello friends! It’s been a while!
Sunday, October 31st! Open Streets is back, Baby! And so is the St. Pete Bike Co-op! This event is truly near and dear to our hearts as it was an event the Bike Co-op helped sponsor and get off the ground back in 2016. The St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership aka #CARFREESTPETE has now taken the reigns and it’s bigger and better than ever! So let’s come out, support, have some fun and celebrate! Central Avenue will be closed to car traffic from 9th St/MLK to 31st St in true cyclovia style!
It’s been an incredibly challenging and difficult time for so many of us. We are so thankful to be here and to be a part of this incredible event. Please join us, won’t you? We’d love to see you on what looks to be a beautiful fall day. We’ll be setting up a couple of tents, selling bikes, t-shirts, and just generally telling people what the co-op is all about. Maybe a costume contest? And of course there will be Halloween treats! The event itself runs 12-5.
We could really use your help! Please take a moment to consider volunteering for the St. Pete Bike Co-op Tent at Halloween on Central Open Streets Event. We’ll be located just west of the 275 overpass in front of Goodyear at 1912 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. And of course, if you’re not able to volunteer that day, we sincerely hope that you make it out to the enjoy event and stop by and say “hello”.
If you can’t volunteer in person, perhaps you’d share this post with your friends? Thank you!
- Please sign up only if you can commit the time and task assigned.
- Ride your bike! But if you must drive, Volunteer parking will be available at public parking lot 19 at Central Ave 19th St.
- If you sign up and later discover you cannot work your shift, PLEASE notify us as early as possible (so we aren’t left shorthanded) and cancel your shift assignment on this site.
- If you have never volunteered for the St. Pete Bike Co-op please fill out the volunteer application and waiver here – https://forms.gle/kWM6JmgyFzaFbGpbA
- Attend the Volunteer Meeting on Thursday, October 28th at 7pm at the Bike Co-op.
- Don’t forget to tell your friends!
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to comment below, email Carrie at email@example.com or Caelan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to help out at the St. Pete Bike Co-op Tent at Halloween on Central – https://bit.ly/3vqefm0
More details about the Halloween on Central event itself – http://www.carfreestpete.com/halloween-on-central
Happy September, Y’all! We are having our first BIG BIKE SALE!
Did you know that as part of our mission the St. Pete Bike Co-op offers used bikes at very affordable prices? In addition to our already low, low costs, we’re excited to offer for the month of September, 25% off all bikes! Come in and see us. Inventory changes fast. You can see some of our available inventory by searching “St. Pete Bike Co-op” on Facebook Marketplace. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/111326725552547/search?query=st.%20pete%20bike%20co-op
Oh hey there! Check out our sweet, sweet, new shirts, designed by the Co-op’s very own super talented Caelan Jeffery! We have so many options for you! We’ll have a dark heather grey cotton blend option at Open Shop starting tomorrow (Thur. June 24th, 2021)! Thanks to Adam at Extra Medium for being our local printer pretty much since we quit printing them ourselves way back in 2015!
In Shop Prices:
Non-Members – $20
Members – $15 (members who join or extend their membership for 2 years get one free!)
Volunteers or Staff – $5!!
For those that are farther away or who wish to order online, we have them available through our Bonfire store at slightly higher costs due to them handling the printing and shipping for us. Unfortunately the discounts above are only for the shirts purchased in person in the shop, so come on in! Hope you love them as much as we do!
The St. Pete Bike Co-op needs your help. Covid has taken a huge toll on our operations, which prior to this year, were largely self sustaining. We are now back for Open Shop nights, though in severely limited capacity for safety reasons. Our expenses are up and our sales, donations and memberships are way down. We are quickly approaching a turning point where we may have to make some very tough decisions.
Please join me in supporting the St. Pete Bike Co-op. This #GivingTuesday I’m raising money for St. Pete Bike Co-op and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on GivingTuesday Dec 1, Facebook will match $7 million in qualifying donations. Thank you for your support. I’ve included information about St. Pete Bike Co-op below.
The St. Pete Bike Co-op is a non-profit organization that provides people of all ages and backgrounds with assistance and instructions on how to repair and maintain bicycles. We are community-centered and volunteer-focused.
Operating as a cooperative shop, we provide affordable ways to acquire and maintain a bike, offer bicycle related education programs, promote bicycle safety, encourage reuse and recycling, and promote general bicycle advocacy.
Our Vision is to make cycling easy, fun and safe in St. Pete.
Some ways to give:
- Contribute to our Facebook Fundraiser – https://www.facebook.com/donate/998538677295953/
- Contribute through our Paypal – https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HX7UPDFFHD7B8
- Stop by the Shop during Open Shop Nights to donate by cash, check or credit card
- Stop by the Shop and become a member (online membership not available at this time)
- Stop by the Shop and purchase a used bike
Starting 10/15 we will be open Monday’s from 5pm-9pm and Thursday’s 6pm-9:30pm for donation drop offs and walk-ins inquiring for parts, assistance, as well as those needing access to our stands and bike tools.
Please note that Monday’s and Thursdays are slightly different hours, so that we can accommodate our volunteers schedules and still be open to serve the community in some capacity.
Maximum capacity is 4 people for right now. This means that when you arrive, we ask that you remain outside until staff says that it is safe to enter. There will be two mechanics in the shop which means we will only allow 2 patrons in at a time and it’s a first come first serve basis. We require that staff, volunteers and patrons (aka everyone!) practice social distancing and wear masks. Masks will be made available to those that do not have one. All tools will be sanitized before individual use. We want to help everyone but must do it as safely as possible. Those that are not able to be helped or can’t make it on Monday’s or Thursday’s can schedule appointments for other days by emailing email@example.com. Watch our Facebook Page for updates. Sign our new Electronic Waiver ahead of time!
Stay safe out there, y’all!
Monday’s! Starting 8/24 we will be open Monday’s from 5pm-9pm for donation drop offs and walk-ins inquiring for parts, assistance, as well as those needing access to our stands and bike tools. There will be two mechanics in the shop which means we will only allow 2 patrons in at a time and it’s a first come first serve basis. We require that patrons practice social distancing and wear masks while inside the shop. Masks will be made available to those that do not have one. All tools will be sanitized before individual use. We want to help everyone but must do it as safely as possible. We look forward to being able to take this next step towards better serving our St Pete community. Those that are not able to be helped or cant make it on Monday’s can still schedule appointments for other days by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch our Facebook Page for updates. Sign our new Electronic Waiver ahead of time!
-Caelan (shop coordinator)
Hi everyone. We’ve decided to temporarily close the shop for the next few weeks through March 29th or possibly longer. We think this is the best decision for now in order to put everyone’s safety and well-being first. Stay tuned. Wash your hands. Wash your bikes. Enjoy the empty roads.