Bike Recycle Vermont

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Burlington, VT 05401

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Bike Recycle Vermont

providing bikes to low-income Vermonters

BRV_Badge_yellow_webOur mission:

To provide bicycles and skills training to low-income Vermonters.


Our vision:

Bike Recycle Vermont (BRV) is an inspiring, welcoming hub of hands-on learning and service where the synergy of recycling, skills training, and bicycling propels a healthier community.


Our next chapter:

In January 2015, Bike Recycle Vermont purchased Old Spokes Home to etablish it as a social entperprise that will sustain and expand our services for Vermont's low-income community. We are currently in a capital campaign to establish full ownership of Old Spokes Home and launch the social enterprise. Read the Seven Days article to learn more.


Here’s how you can help:



 Help us establish Old Spokes Home as a social enterprise.


Buy a bike.

                     Make Old Spokes Home your local bike shop.


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Know bikes? Volunteer. Want to learn? Take a class.


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January 14, 2015

Bike Recycle Vermont 

is merging with
Old Spokes Home.

and you can help us launch this social enterprise.

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For 10 years, Bike Recycle Vermont and Old Spokes Home have sat 161 yards away from one another across North Winooski Ave.


We've been good neighbors. After all, we have a lot in common: we both sell used (and in Old Spoke's case, new) bikes to people for transportation; we both get several hundreds of cyclists on the roads in Burlington each year; we both see the bicycle not as a means to an end, but as a tool to connect people with one another, to places, and to the freedom of movement that only a bicycle can provide.



Glenn Eames, owner of Old Spokes Home, is ready to retire. Christine Hill and Dan Hock, staff at Bike Recycle Vermont, are ready to improve and expand Bike Recycle's work in the community.


Bike Recycle Vermont and Old Spokes Home are joining forces to create a social enterprise that uses the bicycle as a tool for social change. 100% of profits from Old Spokes Home will support Bike Recycle Vermont's social mission and programs.


Are you ready to ride?


 Read the Seven Days story here.




dan BRV teaching         Dan "Patches" Hock

Bike Recycle Manager

Bike Recycle Vermont
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 Dan started volunteering at BRV in 2006 and came on as Americorps in 2009. He worked several seasons as a mechanic at Old Spokes Home during and after his time studying at St. Michael's College. Dan became Bike Recycle's Manager in 2012.

Dan is a year-round commuter, mountain bike racer, and expert mechanic. He loves teaching bicycle mechanics to young people and watching them fix up their own rides. He is known in the shop for his patience, teaching skills, and love of Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z's The Black Album. He lives in Winooski.






Christine Bike Ramble       Christine Hill
       Outreach Director

       Bike Recycle Vermont & Old Spokes Home 

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After realizing how crazy the world is and how amazing bicycles are, Christine started to see bicycles as a simple solution to very complex societal problems. First she volunteered at BRV, then she served in Americorps from 2010 to 2012, and in 2014 she came running back to Vermont after a year-long stint in San Francisco.

Christine is a year-round commuter, occasional tourer, and a new fat biker. She is commited to sharing the joys of biking in Burlington by working to make it affordable, safe, and fun for our community. She lives in the South End.


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