|Location||Montpelier, Vermont, United States|
|Mission Statement||Freeride Montpelier is a collectively-run, largely volunteer organization promoting bicycling in Montpelier and surrounding communities. We provide education, information and tools for maintaining and riding bicycles, regardless of individuals’ economic situation. Any and all profit made by Freeride is reinvested in our mission.|
Freeride Montpelier promotes bicycling by providing affordable used bikes and community-wide access to the tools, skills and information necessary for bike maintenance and safe riding. Freeride is largely volunteer-run and all of our profits are reinvested in our mission. Everyone is welcome to join us in fixing bikes – a bike for one’s self, bikes for the community, or an experiment with anything else – and we strive to make the shop as comfortable as possible for a diversity of people and a variety of skill levels.
Statement of Values
As a collectively-organized space welcoming all community members, Freeride strives to be open and tolerant. We reject discrimination based on race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality/ethnicity, age, ability and political beliefs. We ask that anyone using the Freeride space respect these principles.
In addition, Freeride strives to uphold and advocate the following:
economic accessibility gender equality environmental responsibility promotion of bike culture civic engagement, community development, and community service personal empowerment non-hierarchical organizing and direct participation road safety participation in a community-based economy
Bike Recycling: refurbishing and selling used bikes at affordable costs. Work-Exchange: trade volunteer work in the shop for shop time. Education: workshops and playdays for youth and adults. Bike Art and Freak Bikes: cut them up, re-create them, and ride them! Advocacy: politics-free advocacy for bike use, bike riders and bike programs in Montpelier. Community Service: providing a venue for individuals to complete community service requirements. Events, Galas, Fests, Hoedowns and Celebrations of All Things Bike!
ADDRESS: 89 Barre Street Montpelier, VT 05602
The shop, including bikes for sale, is located in the back of the building.
Email: email@example.com Phone: (802) 552-3521