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Esperanza Community Bike Shop

Information about the Parks and Recreation Department's Community Bike Shop

Location

5600 Esperanza NW
Albuquerque NM 87105

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Public Hours

  • Sundays: Noon – 7 pm
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm

Contact

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Bicycle rides to Esperanza Community Bike Shop.

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Esperanza means hope. At the Esperanza Community Bike Shop we hope to create a better Albuquerque by promoting, bicycle education and transportation. With some basic knowledge and access to the necessary equipment bicycling can be a safe, healthy, dependable, inexpensive, and fun way to get around.

The Esperanza Community Bike Shop will introduce people of all ages to the joy and freedom of bicycle riding, and provide opportunities for them to learn how to repair bicycles. At the Bike Shop we will not fix your bike for you; instead, we show you how to fix it yourself.

In our classroom, participants will build confidence, critical thinking skills, self-esteem, leadership and life skills. The shop provides a full compliment of programs about how to maintain a bike. The shop also offers youth programs, encourages re-use and recycling, and works with community groups to get more people on bicycles.

Call (505) 224-6668 or email us at [email protected] for more information!

Programs

Several programs are available at the center.

Bicycle Safety Instruction

Roadside Maintenance

The Roadside Maintenance class is designed with the commuter or recreational cyclist in mind. In this class we will discuss and practice flat tire repair and prevention, simple brake and shifting fixes, and other common roadside repairs to get you back on the road quickly.

The cost for the class is $10 and payment is due at the time of the class, cash or checks are accepted. Registration is required; please contact Esperanza by phone or email to enroll.

Class dates: February 13, 2014 (6:00pm - 8:00pm) and April 25, 2014 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

*You do not need to bring your bicycle for this class.*

 

City Cycling

Learn to cycle safely in Albuquerque as a vehicular cyclist for fitness, commuting, or recreation. This three hour seminar covers diverse topics including the rights and responsibilities of road users, traffic law, tips for comfortable riding, and much more. The class is held at the Esperanza Community Bike Shop.

The cost for the class is $10 and payment is due at the time of the class, cash or checks are accepted. Registration is required; please contact Esperanza by phone or email to enroll.

Class dates: February 10, 2014 (5:30pm - 8:30pm), March 10, 2014 (5:30 - 8:30pm), and April 21, 2014 (5:30pm - 8:30pm)

*You do not need to bring your bicycle for this class.*

 

Bike Mechanics I

Learn the fundamentals of the basic tune-up, shifting systems and brake systems. Learn maintenance skills and techniques, and gain the confidence you need to maintain your own bike. This 2 hour class is in a seminar format and no previous knowledge of bicycle mechanics is necessary.

The cost for the class is $10 and payment is due at the time of the class, cash or checks are accepted. Registration is required; please contact Esperanza by phone or email to enroll.

*You do not need to bring your bicycle for this class.*

Class date: March 14, 2014 (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

 

Bike Mechanics II

Learn about ball bearings and wheel truing and gain the confidence you need to keep you wheels, cranks, and pedals spinning freely. This 2 hour class is in a seminar format and no previous knowledge of bicycle mechanics is necessary.

The cost for the class is $10 and payment is due at the time of the class, cash or checks are accepted. Registration is required; please contact Esperanza by phone or email to enroll.

*You do not need to bring your bicycle for this class.*

 

Please call the shop (505) 224-6668 to register for classes or for more information.

Schools, Government & Civic Groups

  • Flat tire repair: 2 hour class approx 20 youth max.
  • Earn a bike: 6-8 sessions class 1.5 hours per session 8 youth max (check out the first graduating class!)
  • Mechanic classes: one time 6 hours class (other arrangement can be made) 12 youth max
  • Work study: Length and time arranged on an individual basis

Richard Rivas Day

One day per year a special day will be devoted to the founder of Albuquerque's recycle a bicycle program that will include a bike ride and celebration. Learn more about 2013's ride here!

Donations

The general public is strongly encouraged to donate all unwanted bicycles, bicycle parts, and accessories to the Esperanza Community bike shop. To arrange the drop-off or pickup, please call (505) 224-6668.

Pre-Scheduled Programming

The shop is open for pre-scheduled programming (Student Work-study programs, Earn-a-Bike Program, and Community Bike Recycling Program activities) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

To schedule organized events during these hours, call (505) 224-6668.

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