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Community Bicycle Shop Omaha

Community Bike Project Omaha
Website http://www.communitybikeproject.org
Founded 2007
Location Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Mission Statement To Strengthen Omaha Neighborhoods by Promoting the Bicycle as Viable, Reliable, and Fun Transportation.


Community Bike Project Omaha ...

works to improve access to bicycles for everyone. We accomplish this by facilitating a multifaceted, neighborhood-based community involvement project that focuses on the transportation needs of neighbors. This focus on access to bicycles at a neighborhood level distinguishes the organization from other community groups promoting the bicycle. The many aspects of our programs are all designed to maximize the number of individuals served through the project.

Contact Info

Community Bicycle Shop Omaha
525 North 33rd Street
Omaha, NE 68131

History

Since its inception in 2007, the Community Bicycle Shop Omaha has been primarily focused on basic shop operations and some limited outreach in the local community. These activities have included: maintaining “open shop” hours, repairing donated bikes to sell, hosting occasional bike rodeos, utilizing a “mobile bike repair station,” a fund-raising concert at Slowdown, and an annual awards ceremony for shop volunteers.

As bicycling infrastructure, interest, organizations, and activities have increased across Omaha over the last several years, our organization has recognized that greater opportunities exist to fulfill its mission, and has taken steps to deepen its involvement in on-the-ground bicycling activities in our community: participating in a 2010 CDC grant to improve bicycling opportunities on Omaha college and university campuses, changing its name to Community Bike Project Omaha (signaling that its work extends beyond the “Shop”), and hiring an Executive Director.

In 2011, CBPO expanded to a variety of activities–our Open Shop program, bicycle repair & maintenance classes, bicycle safety classes, a monthly Ladies Night, bike rodeos, and a whole lot more.

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