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WELCOME

Spring has sprung and the TBR Downtown Shop has nearly begun(g)!  We’ll open the doors at 51 3rd Street on Saturday, June 1.  Come say “Hello!” and see what’s in stock!

Our 13th (we think) annual BikeFest at Oakwood Community Center in Troy, NY will be on June 15!  Come out in support of TBR and enjoy some food, an amazing cake auction, raffle prizes and of course, bike talk.

 

Troy Bike Rescue is a collective of cycling enthusiasts operating a volunteer-run bicycle resource space in North Central Troy. We are committed to removing bikes from the waste stream and getting them back on the streets. We help to build bicycle community in the capital region through hands-on education.  You can join us!  We are always looking for new members who are interested in community and youth empowerment, creating safe spaces, questioning corporate car culture, and workin’ on bikes.  No experience necessary!

 

FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFO: CHECK OUT TBR’S LINK TREE
For repairs and adoptions, you need to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 
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JOIN US

WE ARE OPEN LIMITED HOURS. APPOINTMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED (OR BE PREPARED TO WAIT OUTSIDE).

MASKS ARE APPRECIATED BUT NOT REQUIRED AT BOTH LOCATIONS

OPEN SHOP – UPTOWN

Ages 16 and older

Wednesdays 3-7 pm by appointment

Self-Service Workshop with volunteer staff.  We are always in need of new volunteers, come try it!

YOUTH SHOP – UPTOWN

Ages 15 and younger

Mondays 4-7 pm

BIKE ADOPTION

UPTOWN: CHECK OUT TBR’S LINK TREE for the latest info on bike adoption times.

You can make an appointment here.

Sundays 12-2 pm
Second Sunday – Bike Donations 12-5 pm

DOWNTOWN SHOP

Thursday 2-7 pm
Friday 2-7 pm
Saturday 10 am-3 pm

No appointment necessary downtown.

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Volunteering is as simple as showing up to a shop session and beginning to participate. As a new volunteer you will have a lot to learn, like where we keep things, and how to answer the many questions you will receive, but be patient, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. The key to volunteering is coming back and creating a semi-consistent schedule for yourself and others. If you keep showing up, not only will you learn, but your presence will be appreciated.

DONATE BIKES & PARTS

We’re always trying to give old things new, awesome homes and part of that is a screening process for donations.  Please email tbr.collective AT gmail DOT com to inquire. THANKS!!

DONATE MONEY

ADOPT A BIKE

Refurbished bicycles are available for adoption for a donation on a sliding scale. Bikes are grouped into several categories ($15-30, $30-60, $60-100, etc…), depending on quality and labor spent. Adoption Bikes are available on a first come first serve basis, and are sold “as is” (some may require some TLC). All proceeds from bike adoption fees pay TBR overhead. Without your donations, we cannot do what we do.

TBR is now operating a retail pop-up in downtown Troy at 51 3rd St. where we have a larger array of professionally serviced and refurbished used bikes at a slightly higher pricepoint. New and used accessories and parts are also available. All proceeds benefit our youth and adult community programming and outreach

ABOUT US

Established in 2001, Troy Bike Rescue (TBR) is a staple of the North Central Troy community and the broader Capitol District. We started when our founder saw bicycles in a repairable condition being scrapped and decided to use these abandoned bikes as a tool to build community, nurture skills, and improve people’s lives by offering bicycles to those who need transportation. In 2011, we purchased our own building, located at 3280 6th Ave, where we have operated continuously since. 

Our Youth Shop started shortly after we purchased our building. We mentor and work with mostly North Central young people during the warmer months. We have worked hard to build anti-racist structures. Our positive after-school programming is an anti-gun violence strategy that allows young people to experience constructive adult role models, gives older youth the opportunity to act as mentors to their younger counterparts, and provides a safe space for young people to spend their otherwise unstructured time during the summer and after school. 

We have been using the bicycle as a tool to bring people together for over 2 decades now! Come by and see if you want to join us in building community and offering something really unique and special in the neighborhood and Capitol Region.

GET IN TOUCH

Uptown: 3280 6th Avenue Troy, NY 12180

Downtown: 51 3rd St. Troy, NY 12180

Mail: PO Box 1523 Troy, NY 12181-1523

General Email: tbr.collective@gmail.com

Downtown Email: troybikerescuedowntown@gmail.com