Welcome to Free Ride Bicycle Collective


One of Free Rides Staffers and volunteer Angela was hit by a car while she was riding her bicycle on Penn Ave. She is in critical but stable condition. Free Ride is taking donations to help her with her bills and expenses. Any Amount will help. Click the PAYPAL button to donate. We are also having a fund raiser / Alley Cat on May 22nd go here to view the event Page

Now Started 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.


‘Underwear Bike Ride’ Kicks Off In Lawrenceville Thursday

‘Underwear Bike Ride’ Kicks Off In Lawrenceville Thursday PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With new bike lanes everywhere, it was inevitable this event was coming to Pittsburgh: the Underwear Bike Ride. You heard […]

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May Council Meeting Agenda 15th at 10 am

This is a speculated list for topics for the May Council Meeting on the 15th at 10 am Angela Update, Alleycat, and Party Info (from Scott K) We’re hosting an […]

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April Council Meeting Minutes

(taken and composed by Pierce J) – A personnel issue was discussed. Talk to a council member for details. – Our delicate relationship with Conjunction Junction was reemphasized. We would […]

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How Bicycle Tires are Made

Here’s a great show about how bicycle tires are made. http://www.hulu.com/watch/415451#i0,p12,d0

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April 2016 Council Agenda

Angela maybe leaving Update on entry-way beautification Bands and partays and eventssss Donating parts/stands/tools to co op in Mexico Council Meeting Structure and efficiency Bike Pittsburgh Honoring Bike Pittsburgh Memberships […]

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