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.


Bike Bike 2016

Bike Bike is an annual community-bike-shop-conference. If you volunteer at Free Ride and are interested in attending, we are willing and able to pay your entrance-fee and potentially provide transportation […]

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Minutes August 18, 2016

Free Ride Council Meeting : August 17, 2016 Attendance: Scott K., Tess F., Tom A., Aryn G. Guests: Pitt-Bike-Coop Founders and Students (Naomi and Hana) Agenda with Discussion: Electric – […]

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Dog Sculptures

Pretty Cool Artist making sculptures out of Bike Chain. These dog sculptures made by Israeli artist Nirit Levav really make us smile. They are life size sculptures of dogs made […]

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Free Ride Closed on the 4th of July

Free Ride will be closed on the 4th of July – no volunteer night – go see some fireworks !

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Meeting Notes 6/15/16

Erika from Creative ReUse came to tell us about how her pay organization runs (she is the Executive Director at Creative ReUse) Some other agenda items were discussed after this, […]

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