Bike Recycle Vermont
We are now a program of the Burlington Bike Project.
In January 2015, Bike Recycle Vermont broke away from Local Motion and formed a new non-profit organization: Burlington Bike Project.
Burlington Bike Project operates both Bike Recycle Vermont and Old Spokes Home. Now, these two bike shops share a mission: to create access to bikes and the opportunities they provide -- for our whole community.
Bike Recycle Vermont and Old Spokes Home are the same two shops that everyone has come to know and love; they're simply operating together as a new organization with a shared mission, vision, and with a new board, staff, and advisors working to use the bicycle as a vehicle for social change.
The owner of Burlington's Old Spokes Home was worried when Bike Recycle Vermont moved into a basement across the street. How could two bike shops, just 160 yards apart, survive? Glenn Eames and Bike Recycle founder Ron Manganiello made a deal: Bike Recycle, which refurbishes and sells old bikes, would only cater to very low-income Burlingtonians who qualify for public assistance, while Old Spokes would continue to peddle and repair used bikes for everybody else. ...click here to keep reading.
1.) Donate here.
2.) Make Old Spokes Home your bike shop.
Now Old Spokes Home's revenue supports social programs.
3.) Get involved.
4.) Stay tuned.
Dan "Patches" Hock
Bike Recycle Manager
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.
Bike Recycle Vermont & Old Spokes Home
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.