To offer a bicycle education - based workspace and advocate for bicycling to foster a healthier, safer, and more sustainable community.
Although our work space is located in Bay Village, our organization is for everyone in the region, not just Bay Village residents. Village Bicycle Cooperative is a 501c3 designated non profit organization and is 100% volunteer-based. Formed in 2012 , it is located in the ground floor of the historic Community House in Bay Village.
From the onset we have collaborated with local organizations, city government. and businesses to help build community and encourage people to utilize bicycles for transportation, recreation, sport, and an all-around healthy lifestyle.
Our mission is centered around education and advocacy. Beyond that, and in line with our vision of creating a zero waste facility, the cooperative repairs donated bicycles and sells them back to the community or donates them to local charities. This keeps bicycles out of the waste stream, provides educational opportunities for volunteers, and allows the public to purchase low-cost bicycles. All proceeds help fund the cooperative.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
Recycling bicycles reduces wastestream
Increased bicycling reduces carbon emissions
Up-cycling from discarded bicycles again reduces wastestream and encourages CREATIVITY & PROBLEM SOLVING