Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles

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Recycle Ithaca's Bicycles
Founded 1991
Location Ithaca, New York, United States
Services Offered
Mission Statement R.I.B.s promotes competence in mechanical repair, maintenance, and engineering as well as sharing of power and knowledge through an open, supportive, no-cost collaborative shop model facilitated by staff comprehensively experienced in bicycle design and maintenance as well as all-ages education. R.I.B.s also exists to promote the bicycle itself and its history through exposure to an extensive collection of bicycles, parts, tools, and literature. We intend to follow the model of the bicycle itself in all of our operations, creating a broadly empowering environment that provides and promotes wholism, balance, and freedom. Participants are encouraged (though not required) to work together, volunteer, and take on tasks of their choosing with as much or as little assistance as desired.

Location and Hours

530 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY 14850

General Information

Recycle Ithaca’s Bicycles is a community bike program that has operated in Ithaca for almost thirty years, and which has been a program of Ithaca's Southside Community Center for around twenty of those years, right up until the present day. R.I.B.s accepts donations of bicycles and bicycle parts, rerouting them from landfills and saving objects of history from the scrap stream. R.I.B.s provides an environment where people of all ages can learn about bike repair and working cooperatively and constructively with others.

The main function of R.I.B.s has always been open shop. That environment is open to both youth and adults, and requires no fees or memberships, though donations are always welcome and are always greatly helpful.




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