Rochester Community Bikes
To meet the basic transportation needs of those in the community who depend on bikes for recreation as well as for transport to work, school, rehabilitation programs, and training sessions.
What is Rochester Community bikes?
R Community Bikes is a grassroots, all-volunteer, 501(c)3 organization that collects and repairs used bicycles for distribution, free of charge, to the Rochester, NY area's most needy children and adults.
For this segment of the population, both quality of life and the ability to participate in our community are greatly enhanced when our mission is achieved. R Community Bikes also provides a venue for the Rochester bicycling community to conduct educational programs relative to bicycle safety and maintenance.
We are open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at our warehouse at 226 Hudson Ave. (at the intersection with Woodbury Street). Bike give-aways take place only on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the warehouse beginning at 9:30 AM. In addition, we perform bike repairs, free of charge, daily at the shop, and in the summer at four off-site locations.
We welcome donations of bikes, bike parts, tools and money to cover expenses such as spare parts. We are always in need of volunteers to serve as mechanics and a variety of other positions. We provide the necessary training.
International Mountain Bicycling Association
To create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.
What is IMBA?
IMBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association that has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA's staff, chapters, clubs and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community.
- They create a powerful voice for trails, public lands and management policies that welcome bikes.
- They advocate for mountain bike access and acceptance nationwide.
- They build sustainable trails and bike facilities to make mountain biking more accessible.
- They teach environmentally responsible trail building and trail etiquette practices.
- They inspire more people to experience the outdoors on bicycles.
- They educate bike groups on how to organize and make mountain biking better at the local level.