GObike Buffalo Community Workshop

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The GObike Buffalo Community Workshop is a place where volunteers and members can go and learn to repair and maintain their bicycles. We have complete refurbished bicycles for sale, along with a stock of used parts and bikes available to everyone. We also gladly accept donations of unwanted bicycles and parts in any condition. Memberships start at just $35 or 15 hours of volunteer service. Stop by the shop to learn more!

Meet Jennifer! She is a local activist, avid crafter, and devoted mother of three wonderful kids.  Jen’s oldest child re...
05/11/2020

Meet Jennifer! She is a local activist, avid crafter, and devoted mother of three wonderful kids. Jen’s oldest child recently learned to ride a two-wheeler and, after seeing the excitement on her daughter’s face, Jen decided it was time to get herself a new bike to join the family fun. She picked up this versatile refurbished Univega from our community workshop’s online store! At GObike, we believe that active mobility makes people's lives better. A joyful ride with the family or a mind-clearing solo trip to the park can make a big difference during these times of social distance and uncertainty. Happy New Bike Day Jen! We hope your new-to-you Univega will make quarantine life a little better.

05/07/2020
GObike Buffalo

Happy Bike Month!

Happy Bike Month! As part of our Together, We Ride, education program, here's a video about how cyclists should ride in the road.

Funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a grant from the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

GObike Buffalo
04/20/2020
GObike Buffalo

GObike Buffalo

Great news! We're excited to announce the GObike Buffalo Community Workshop will be selling bicycles via our online store. Peruse and purchase available bikes via the below link. We're offering pick up or delivery of purchased bikes ($15 within 5-mile radius of the workshop) every Friday.

April and May are usually our busiest months at the shop, and revenue from our bike sales helps us keep our doors open for community support and education. We greatly appreciate your support during these difficult times.

04/16/2020
GObike Buffalo

Some tips from the shop with Adam and Lou!

We're not experts but we know a lot! Ever wonder about our shop sign? Learn about it and more on today's shop education video.

Our shop is located at 98 Colvin Avenue. Though our shop is closed to the public, we're still accepting service appointments.

04/10/2020

How can you be sure your bike is safe and ready to go? Check out Henry and Jonah showing us the ABC Quick check.

Hey Folks, we want to know what topics you'd like us to cover in some how-to videos or presentations.
04/06/2020

Hey Folks, we want to know what topics you'd like us to cover in some how-to videos or presentations.

We are committed to providing fast and friendly service while following appropriate sanitation and social distancing pro...
03/25/2020
GObike Buffalo

We are committed to providing fast and friendly service while following appropriate sanitation and social distancing protocols to ensure those in our community that use their bicycles as primary modes of transportation are able to do so safely and reliably. The shop will be taking repair appointments beginning Monday March 30th.

CONFIRMED: Bicycle repair shops CAN remain open during NY on PAUSE after Governor Cuomo deemed bicycle repair an essential service.

Our friends at Tom's Pro Bike, Campus Wheelworks, Rick Cycle Shop, Handlebars Cycle Company, and Bert's Bikes and Fitness are accepting bicycle repairs. The GObike Buffalo Community Workshop will be accepting appointments for repair next week.

Stay safe everyone.
03/16/2020

Stay safe everyone.

In support of staff, volunteer, and community health, our community workshop will be closed until further notice. We will update our social media with information on the reopening. Thank you for your continued support of our organization and your enthusiasm for biking in the Buffalo-Niagara region!

A friendly reminder that we will be closed the first week of March for spring cleaning.  If you have a project stored at...
02/25/2020

A friendly reminder that we will be closed the first week of March for spring cleaning. If you have a project stored at the shop that you haven't worked on in a while please come pick it up before 9pm this Thursday.

GObike Buffalo Community Workshop's cover photo
01/05/2020

GObike Buffalo Community Workshop's cover photo

The shop will be closed for a little while for a holiday break.  We will be back in action on Sunday January 5.  See you...
12/20/2019

The shop will be closed for a little while for a holiday break. We will be back in action on Sunday January 5. See you all in 2020!

A big thanks to all the riders, supporters, and friends who helped us collect over 800lbs of food for Buffalo Food Not B...
11/14/2019

A big thanks to all the riders, supporters, and friends who helped us collect over 800lbs of food for Buffalo Food Not Bombs!

A big thanks to all the riders, supporters, and friends who helped us collect over 800lbs of food for Buffalo Food Not Bombs!

Can't wait to see everyone downtown tomorrow! It's gonna be a blast. Registration opens at 12 at Lafayette Square and th...
11/08/2019

Can't wait to see everyone downtown tomorrow! It's gonna be a blast. Registration opens at 12 at Lafayette Square and the ride begins at 1. Happy Cranksgiving!

Share Your Cranksgiving Ride on Ride Spot – and Win Prizes! – Cranksgiving
11/06/2019
Share Your Cranksgiving Ride on Ride Spot – and Win Prizes! – Cranksgiving

Share Your Cranksgiving Ride on Ride Spot – and Win Prizes! – Cranksgiving

Share Your Cranksgiving Ride on Ride Spot – and Win Prizes! November 1, 2019 admin Leave a comment We want to see your Cranksgiving rides! Share your experience with some photos and a story on Ride Spot. PeopleForBikes will be awarding the top three best Cranksgiving ride stories shared on Ride Sp...

8th annual Cranksgiving to benefit Buffalo Food Not Bombs!
10/31/2019
8th annual Cranksgiving to benefit Buffalo Food Not Bombs!

8th annual Cranksgiving to benefit Buffalo Food Not Bombs!

Each year, GObike Buffalo's Community Workshop organizes a bike ride where participants collect food to donate to Buffalo Food Not Bombs. The scavenger hunt - Cranksgiving - is not only a ton of fun, it's also a worthwhile endeavor for so many reasons... but mainly, it's the time of year to do some

It's that time again! A big GObike Shop thank you to our wonderful members and patrons who continue to make each summer ...
08/30/2019

It's that time again! A big GObike Shop thank you to our wonderful members and patrons who continue to make each summer the best yet!!! This year we hosted a ton of mobile repair events, expanded our service department, and welcomed two summer youth employees (Nae Rae not pictured). We also had several visits from many of our shop cat Lu's adoring fans! We are so lucky to be able to share our knowledge, skills, and greasy bike parts with you all. Thanks for allowing us to do what we love. ❤️

We will be taking a little time off for a much needed break and will resume fall/winter hours on Thursday September 12 at 6pm.

with - Adam Ianni Cindy Wood JP Pierre Colin Carpenter

Tonawanda Rejects Bike Lanes On Englewood Avenue > GObike News > News > GObike - Buffalo, NY
08/01/2019
Tonawanda Rejects Bike Lanes On Englewood Avenue > GObike News > News > GObike - Buffalo, NY

Tonawanda Rejects Bike Lanes On Englewood Avenue > GObike News > News > GObike - Buffalo, NY

The proposal outlined a street redesign for Englewood Avenue between Kenmore and Highland Avenues, which included dedicated bike lanes, a reduction of travel lane width to 10 feet, and eliminating parking on the south side of the street (note—parking would have still been available on the

GObike Buffalo Community Workshop's cover photo
07/09/2019

GObike Buffalo Community Workshop's cover photo

07/06/2019
Please Share This When I'm Killed by Someone Driving a Car

I've often thought of the indignity of a death by Kia soul, or PT cruiser, or some stupidity large truck that says bone collector on the back window. Dear God, please don't let the car that takes me out have eyelashes on its headlights.

Cyclists: I made this video a few months ago and was waiting for a good time to share it, but there won't be a good time. There've been some deaths in New Yo...

Tomorrow is your last day to stop by and fix up your bike before the 4th! We will be open for retail from 2-9pm and you ...
07/02/2019

Tomorrow is your last day to stop by and fix up your bike before the 4th! We will be open for retail from 2-9pm and you can work on your bike from 6pm-9pm.

I gave a presentation on bike safety a little while back and of course I got a comment about all the cyclist who run red...
06/05/2019
Study shows that cyclists break rules way less than drivers

I gave a presentation on bike safety a little while back and of course I got a comment about all the cyclist who run red lights and stops signs. It never fails, I always get that comment and its frustrating. It's easy to wag your finger at cyclists, but it's emblematic of our car culture that the focus is on bikes not following the rules of the road, and not every car that drives above 30mph on city streets.

But it is Danish, so it should be taken with a grain of Læsø Salt.

05/24/2019

The workshop will be closed this Sunday 5/26 and Monday 5/27.

04/27/2019
Rust Removal Methods Explained

or you could just leave the rust on.

Common liquid rust removal methods explained with a little bit of science. Including Electrolysis, Vinegar, Citric Acid (Lemon Juice), Oxalic Acid (Molasses)...

Only one week left to help support our friends Buffalo Bike Tours.  The fleet of rental bikes we are building up for the...
04/25/2019
Buffalo Bike Tours - Kickstart our 2019 Season

Only one week left to help support our friends Buffalo Bike Tours. The fleet of rental bikes we are building up for them are going to be awesome!

Buffalo Bike Tours needs your help to expand in 2019 – with more tours & a fleet of bikes! | Check out 'Buffalo Bike Tours - Kickstart our 2019 Season' on Indiegogo.

Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year from our family to yours!  We are looking forward to some rest and relaxation.  See...
12/21/2018

Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year from our family to yours! We are looking forward to some rest and relaxation. See you when we reopen on January 3!

Address

98 Colvin Ave
Buffalo, NY
14216

General information

During open shop and retail hours (Tuesday & Thursday 6pm-9pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm)you can bring by donations, purchases bikes, parts, and memberships, and drop off bicycles for service, and work on your own bike! Memberships: Use of the shop to work on your own bike requires a membership. Yearly memberships are $35 for individuals, $60 for families, and $25 for students. You can also purchase a single use day pass for $10. In addition to access to the shop membership scores you some sweet discounts and supports the greater efforts of GObike Buffalo. Check out the other awesome things we do by visiting our website! Volunteering: We love volunteers of all skill levels. Just stop by the shop! Volunteer jobs change by day. You might be stripping bikes, sweeping up, organizing parts, or working on another fun task. If you volunteer with us for 15 hours you can earn a membership. Donations: We are happy to take donations of any bikes and parts that are no longer wanted. Donations can be dropped off at the workshop during any of our open hours with no need to call ahead. We will gladly provide you with a tax receipt . Service: If you don't have the time or desire to learn to fix your own bike our mechanics will be happy to do it for you. Stop by the shop with your bike during any of our open hours for a quote. Retail: We have a selection of used bikes of all types and sizes that have been refurbished by our staff. The stock changes weekly. The shop also sells "as is" bikes that you can work on yourself as well as used parts to help you with your projects. We stock a selection of new items including tubes, tires, cables, lights, locks, bells, fenders and baskets. Closings: We need to shut down the shop from time to time. All closings will be advertised on the GObike events calendar and on Facebook. We make every effort to provide at least a few days notice for closings.

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hi just want to confirm that ur in fact open tonight at 6? wanna make sure bc i've been mislead b4 and i really gotta fix up my bike!
Were will your pictures be posted for today's event?
So I purchased a bike at a unfortunate local bike shop 2 years ago. (I choose not to disclose the name on this site, as it seemed to stir up some disparaging comments on the Slow Roll site. So much so that admin. had to close down the comments. I was overcharged for a bike that is too big for me (my bad). When I went back to see if he would be willing to buy it back so I could get a bike that fit me properly he told me "You didn't buy it here, we don't sell Trek bikes." When he was shown the sticker that clearly stated @#$%^ Bikes, by his own employee,he went on to insult me and told me I looked old, and had put some miles on, furthermore I should sell it on EBAY or Craigs list. So now I have a bike that is too tall for me (54cm) that has remained unused. I paid $900 for. I would at the very least like to have the handlebars switched out so that perhaps I won't have to reach so far. I have invested much $ and loosing faith my ability to negotiate. Can you help make this bike useable. Missing too many rides....Took it to Berts and Mr Handlebars both very nice and said very clean should be able to sell it. No luck on Craigslist (5 weeks) thank you in advance for any assistance you can give me.
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