Open Shop hours are in place to further the mission of Rag & Bones to provide equitable access to cycling and the knowledge of bicycle maintenance. First and foremost we aim to provide a space that is inclusive and safe for all members of the community. For that reason we have an anti-oppression policy that all staff, volunteers and patrons are expected to follow.
Our space is open to the public and serves primarily as a tool share program, but offers much more. Rag & Bones provides a one-on-one teaching experience in which you may bring your bike in and a member will work with you and show you how to complete any basic repairs needed. We use various types of media to carry out this mission, including repair manuals, online videos and diagrams around the shop.
Although Rag & Bones does have used parts available for donation, we do work with local for profit bicycle shops and may suggest that you need a parts or services from those shops. There are certain repairs that we do not recommend doing yourself, and for those we may also ask that you seek services at a full service for profit shop. We suggest a $5/hour donation to use our repair stands and tools.
We encourage questions and will do our best to answer them, or help you find an answer!