Co-Operators & Volunteers
The co-operators are both bike mechanics and "educators" who will teach you the basics of bike maintenance, repair, and even help you build a bike from frames & parts found at the shop (or community).
Volunteer as a mechanic
Core members of the Bike Cooperative volunteer their time to run the shop; we can't operate without them. As an incentive, core members are offered free membership for their service.
Core members get other fringe benefits, too: dibs on quality parts and components, free food and coffee (or yerba maté), and a little bit of storage space. For more information, walk into the cooperative during open hours, or attend one of our meetings.
UPDATE: Beginning Spring Semester 2011, volunteers are able to get shop credit for (only) used parts in exchange for their time spent doing specific tasks according to a to-do list in the shop.
Simply log your hours on the volunteer clip board. This information will be kept in a spreadsheet along with a record of parts to be exchanged for this time.
Pablo, Dani, Kurt, James
Pete, Tiffany, David, James, Nik, Ethan
Kyle, Pete, Jamie, Mariah, Aaron L., Eric
Aaron S, Nic A., Sylvia, Alex, Hilde, Kemen, Victor, Jerry