● Bikes & Transportation ●
The Bike Co-op is focused on providing accessible transportation and fostering community health for West Bloomington residents. The Co-op is also a welcoming space where members can learn about building and maintaining safe bicycles. When you visit the Co-op you will find:
Parts for service
Racks to lock up
Co-op members have access to the Bike Co-op during operating hours. Members under 14 must be accompanied by someone 18 years or older. When you are here, please respect our space, volunteers, and tools. We reserve the right to refuse access to anyone who doesn't.
Adult Annual Membership
19 years or older
$50 or 6 volunteer work hours at the Co-op
Youth Annual Membership
18 years or younger
Free, with proof of age.
School or Valid ID required
One Day, Drop In Membership
Available during open hours, space permitting
June 7, 1948 - December 5, 2018
Rick was a founding member and devoted servant of the West Bloomington Revitalization Project, particularly the Tool Library, the Community Garden, and the Bike Co-op. Without Rick Heiser there would be no Bike Co-op. Its genesis lies in his fixing neighborhood kids’ bikes on his front stoop as an act of good will. This was vintage Rick: ever eager to lend a hand; nothing fancy, just getting the job done and helping others. Walk In Bike Out, or WIBO, originated on that front stoop in 2010. The next year, WIBO moved to the Front Street parking garage, where it remained until 2015, and then to The Creativity Center on Chestnut Street, where it carried on its work until 2017. Over the course of those eight years, and with Rick constantly involved, WIBO gave away well over 1,000 bikes. With Rick’s help and guidance, WIBO evolved into today’s WBRP Bike Co-op. Volunteers continue his legacy by teaching community members how to repair their own bikes and by reconditioning bikes that are sold to support the Co-op and its mission to help others help themselves.
Current Bike Co-op Mechanics
If you're already a Bike Co-Op volunteer, please sign up for your next shift using this link.