Welcome to Free Ride!

Now Running Tuesdays and Sundays, Adult Mechanic’s Classes!

Basic Classes – Pre-registration

We offer a beginner’s Adult Basic Bike Mechanics Class series covering the basic systems of the bicycle.  The course is six weeks, giving each students 12 hours of class time.  By paying for the full series in advance, you save $20, the cost of one class.

Basic Classes – Drop-In 

We offer hands-on bicycle mechanic classes on 6 topics, on a class-by-class basis.  Drop-in classes are a nice option for those folks who want to learn about specific repairs, like adjusting brakes or truing a wheel. No advanced registration is required, so just drop on in!  Check the calendarfor more details on which classes are available when.

Free Ride is a bicycle recycling and education facility focused on teaching the do-it-yourself approach to bicycle repair and maintenance. There is that old saying “if you give a person a mango they will eat for one day but if you teach them how to fish they will eat for a lifetime.” That is our basic philosophy at Free Ride.


Council Meeting 11/16/2016

Council Meeting 11/16/2016 Attendance Tom Scott Tess Greg Mike Greg Requested a new lock for the gate so it is more visible at night. We will get  a new coded […]

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Special Projects Volunteer Session

This Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 PM you are invited to a special projects volunteer session at Free Ride. This is a chance to take a crack at specific projects […]

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Minutes October 19, 2016

Attendance: Scott K, Tess F, Tom A, Mike Damaged Door: Rather than replace the door, the door handle will be replaced and a new combo-lock / dead-bolt will be added. […]

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Bottom Bracket Sprocket Holder

Holder Tool for Splined Bottom Bracket Socket Holds socket tool to Bottom Bracket axle to eliminate slippage during removal and installation Works with square taper and splined axles with M8 […]

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Minutes September 21, 2016

Attendance: Scott K., Tess F., Tom A., Lisa S., Joel K. Guests: Sara, Jim S. (Ohio City Bike-Coop Founder), Greg from Youngstown OH looking to start a bike coop. Agenda […]

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