Help Us Buy The Building
Why We’re Buying the Building
For the last five years, the Lansing Bike Coop has been fortunate enough to have a partner in the Land Bank. This allowed us to rent the space cheaply and focus on our mission. This year, the Land Bank decided they needed to sell the property. Our choices were either to purchase the building, find a new space, or close the coop. After five years, we couldn’t imagine starting over in a new space and we certainly didn’t want to close. With this is mind, we made the decision to purchase the building. Now we need your help to raise $40,000 in order for the bike coop to continue.
The Lansing Bike Co-op empowers our community through bicycle education and access. We provide a welcoming space for taking transportation into our own hands.
The idea behind a bike co-op is a simple one. Provide a space where anyone regardless of race, color, national origin, spiritual belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or physical ability can come and learn the skills necessary to fix and maintain their own bicycle.
We believe that giving people the tools, materials and knowledge to do the work themselves is a valuable community asset. Through that work the bicycle can become an important tool in the furtherance of individual empowerment.
The Lansing Bike Co-op is an all volunteer organization located at 1715 E. Kalamazoo. For our current hours please follow us on Facebook.