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Fix Your Bike

Learn how to repair your bike or just get tuned up. Community groups across Boston will repair your bike at no cost, or show you how to do it yourself. Bike shops are also available if you need to buy parts or get your bike repaired.

Boston Bikes Workshops

The City of Boston offers free bike repair workshops across the City. Everyone is welcome to join these hands-on workshops and learn the basics of fixing a bike.

At these workshops, we cover basic bike repair. This includes: 

  • patching flat tires,
  • aligning brakes, and 
  • adjusting gears and shifters.

Community Organizations

Bikes Not Bombs

Bike not Bombs offers programs and services for youth and adults. These include Bike Institute, Earn-a-Bike, Sisters in Action, Youth Bike-In, and Bike Clinics.

JAMAICA PLAIN HUB

284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130

Tool Time: Every second Friday, 4 -7 p.m.

 

ROXBURY HUB

520B Dudley Street, Roxbury MA 02119

Tool Time: Every fourth Friday, 4 -7 p.m.

DORCHESTER BIKE KITCHEN

Dorchester Bike Kitchen (DBK) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run bike repair space in Fields Corner, just steps away from the Red Line station. You'll find tools, bike parts, and friendly volunteers to help you fix or build a bike. On Monday evenings, St. Louis, the City's bike mechanic and instructor, offers his expert guidance.

Location and Hours
1443A Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester
Mondays 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturdays: 1 - 4 p.m.

Commonwheels

CommonWheels is an Allston-Brighton based bicycle collective. They offer youth and adult Earn-a-Bike programs and free, DIY, bike-maintenance skill-share. Check their CalendarFacebook, and Twitter for more details.

Location and hours

Open Shop at the Grove: 

Second Saturday of the month, noon - 4 p.m.

April through October - Every Saturday, noon - 4 p.m.

The Grove, North Harvard Street at Western Avenue, Allston MA 02134

 

Femmechanics

Femmechanics is a community for and by femme, trans*, women and/or non-binary people who bike in the Boston area. They host open-shop times on a monthly basis at Somerville Bike Kitchen. Visit the Femmechanics website, Instagram, or Facebook page for updates.

Location

Somerville Bike Kitchen, 339R Summer Street, Somerville MA 02144

 

Bike Shops

If your bike needs general repairs, these shops offer great services. Visit their websites for more information.

Free Bike Repair Stands

Sometimes you need a quick way to make repairs on the go. Local businesses and community groups offer bike repair stands and air pumps for your bike.

We are crowdsourcing a map of bike repair stands and tire pumps around the City of Boston. Please share your business's or community's bike repair stands with us! We will create and update a map.

Submit a Bike Repair Location

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