Our mission is to ensure that the individuals we serve have bikes that are safe, reliable and well-maintained; and, as a result of that, that they can get where they need to be. The bike program is an important part of a broader continuum of services — at Homeless Gear and the Murphy Center — that helps people survive, move forward and (ultimately) escape homelessness.
How do I get help?
Most Fridays (May – October) at the Murphy Center for Hope (“Murphy Center”), a team of volunteer bike mechanics provides a free repair-and-maintenance clinic. The service is available to registered guests of the Murphy Center. Please ask the Front Desk for the Bike Team’s schedule.
How can I help?
Want to get involved in the bike program? Here’s how you can help:
- Volunteer as a mechanic. We can use help at all experience levels. This could be a great way to help others while learning bike mechanic skills.
- Volunteer to rebuild trailers. We will teach you how to re-purpose worn out child trailers into super sturdy cargo trailers. We will provide the materials.
- Volunteer to help with community outreach, grant writing, social media and communication.
- Donate your old bike. We will fix it up and distribute it or use it for parts depending on condition..
- Donate your old child trailer. We can always use these trailers for our project.
- Donate funds to support the program.
Want to schedule the Bike Repair team?
Additional repair sessions can be scheduled (at no cost) throughout Larimer County at low-income neighborhoods, community events and fundraisers. If you are a service provider, business owner, member of a faith community or manager of a housing complex, neighborhood or HOA, contact the Bike Repair team to learn more about scheduling a free clinic at your location.