The Bike Church is a project of the Hub for Sustainable Living and has been Santa Cruz's only community bike shop since 1998. Our shop functions in a DIY/DIT (Do-It-Together) manner: we provide the tools, space and instruction for individuals to fix their own bike with the guidance of knowledgeable mechanics. We ask for a donation of $10-15 per hour to use the shop--no one is turned away for lack of funds. We provide used and new parts for affordable prices, and have many used bikes for sale. We give away kids bikes for free. Our shop is run by a collective of mechanics and apprentices who are all paid equally. We use consensus meetings to make decisions about the running of the shop.
If you have questions about using the shop, check out our frequently asked questions, or send us an email.
The Hub for Sustainable Living's Mission Statement
The Hub is a community center at 703 Pacific Ave, which includes fiscally sponsored projects, as well as two independent worker co-ops that are a part of the Hub community center, but not fiscally sponsored by the Hub. The Hub also acts as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and sponsors a number of groups, both at the community center and elsewhere.
Our projects provide access to space, resources, and educational opportunities through demonstration, outreach, and hands-on learning.
Sustainable living includes appropriate use of materials, human-powered transportation, skill-building that empowers people to meet their needs in a self-sufficient and affordable manner, active solidarity with people facing coercive forces and the support and nurturance of creative culture, which includes art and shared expression. We seek to shape society around our shared values.