The Bike Church provides the tools, shop space, and supervision for a diverse community to learn, share knowledge, and effectively repair bicycles at low cost. This promotes: safe bicycling, more bikes in use, reuse of materials destined for landfill, and learning opportunities via hands-on-work, classes, and apprenticeships.
Updated: May 2014
The Bicycle Church is a collectively-run organization. Community collectives and cooperatives (co-ops) are unique institutions. Due to the (ideally) egalitarian nature of the organizational structure, all collective members are not only responsible for running a community project and business, but also for sharing power and communicating their needs in a constructive and cooperative manner. The collective is ultimately responsible for every aspect of the Bike Church, including maintaining healthy amounts of change, growth, and enthusiasm.
Through its affiliation with the Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living, The Bike Church has 501(c)(3) status as a nonprofit, educational, charitable organization.