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The Greasy Chain

Update posted 2018-07-29: (this information is current for 2018, but shop open dates/hours may change. Typically shop closes over winter starting end of Sept. through to start of May.

The Greasy Chain community bicycle repair shop is a not-for-profit project of the citizen-City group Portage Active Transportation Committee.

Email portageATcommittee@gmail.com or call 204-249-0088 for more info.

Established in summer 2016. As of 2018, Public Open Shop hours are Monday nights 6pm-9pm. Repair your own bike with help from volunteer mechanics, learn as you go, and have fun!

Volunteer Shop is Saturday afternoons 2pm-4:30pm. Volunteer to help keep the shop running smoothly from menial tasks to complex trouble shooting.

Ready to Ride (used/repaired and as is) bikes for sale, used parts for sale on an affordable sliding scale, Earn-a-Bike (volunteer in the shop to earn your bike), use of tools and shop space by donation. Bikes, parts, tools, and cash accepted as donations.

Location: Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, at the corner of 1st St NW and Fisher Ave W in a newer built (2014-ish) garage, beige siding, with big white garage door and white side entrance door. It is beside the Skyview Bridge next to Tupper St N (west side of Tupper) and south of railway tracks and south of Fisher Ave W. It is east of 1st St NW. Access lane from 1st St NW or a back lane from Lorne Ave heading north between Tupper St N and 1st St NW.

We kindly ask everyone to sign in with name and reason for visit to help track/maintain statistics and project impact.

With respect, we do not purchase any bicycles or parts, and we do not trade services or bikes/parts for your bike or your parts, in an effort to combat bicycle theft in our community. We absolutely do not buy your stuff or trade for your stuff.


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Old Information:

This bike shop is now called The Greasy Chain (formerly Portage Community Bicycle Repair Shop). It is located in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, at the corner of 1st St NW and Fisher Ave W in a newer built (2014-ish) garage, beige siding, with big white garage door and white side entrance door. It is beside the Skyview Bridge next to Tupper St N (west side of Tupper) and south of railway tracks and south of Fisher Ave W. It is east of 1st St NW. Access lane from 1st St NW or a back lane from Lorne Ave heading north between Tupper St N and 1st St NW.

This bike shop was established in summer 2016. As of May/June 2017 Public Open Shop hours are Wednesday nights 6pm-9pm.