Rag & Bones is moving to a storefront in Northside in the beginning of 2023. How we plan to layout the space is pictured above!! In the new space, we will continue to serve as your local non-profit bicycle education collective, but will also be expanding to add a community café space in the front. Because of the move, we will be CLOSING FOR THE YEAR AFTER NOVEMBER 30th, 2022. We will reopen in the first quarter of 2023. Read on to learn about our new space, programs, and how to get involved.
Rag & Bones provides near universal access to used bike parts and bicycles in Richmond. We will continue to do this with our open shop & sales, which will expand to include a few new necessities for the Northside neighborhood. We will still provide affordable refurbished bikes and used parts, and for adults who cannot afford a bicycle we have an Earn a Bike program. For kids in the shop, we will have a youth night, where young folks can fix bikes, volunteer for a free bike, and learn repairs. During the summer, we help run a youth camp called Camp Spokes. To learn repair in our shop in a more structured way, we’ll offer sliding scale workshops on a variety of bike topics. If you want Rag & Bones to join your community event, we have a mobile bike repair set up.
Our Community Café space will serve coffee from our friends at the worker owned cooperative Afterglow. In the community space, we’ll have a selection of rad books & zines for sale. We will also have locally made products for sale, all made by our featured artists of the month, which you can apply to be! On the weekends, we’ll host shows at night and serve lunch at food pop-ups on Saturdays. On off hours, the space is available to use for community purposes.
We are a collective and a cooperative, and we survive on donations and community support. If you like what we’re doing, become a member and get perks in the space. We try to keep as much waste out of the world as possible, so if you have used bikes or books please donate them to us. We ask that you get in touch before you do so we can make sure we can use it. If you want to help us do all this stuff you can be a volunteer, there are café volunteers and bike mechanics always needed, as well as other talents you might have like media, design, and fundraising. If you want to buy us something, check out our wish list.
We are a collective of people who came together because we like passing things on and supporting each other and our community. This would not be possible without the many Richmonders who have helped with this space over the last decade, so thank you! We hope you’ll check out our new space and get involved! See you there.