The nonprofit builds community through biking in one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country.
Common Cycle began with a single “mobile repair stand,” a portable bike workshop that travels around Ann Arbor by bicycle. Volunteers man the station to help customers fix their spokes, cranks, brakes, tires, or anything in need of repair.
Common Cycle founders Piet Kleymeer and Jimmy Raggett didn't stop at repair stands, though. They’ve partnered with the local children's museum to get kids interested in bikes, helped host Bike to Work Day, and won a grant to make the University of Michigan a more sustainable campus. Common Cycle will be installing fix-it stands throughout the campus, with detailed instructions on how to take care of your bike and links and resources to more information. They’re also planning to restore old bikes to as loaners, organize more group rides, and continue offering training sessions.
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