CoMo Bike Co-op
Armory Sports and Recreation Center
701 E Ash St.
CoMo Bike Co-op Contact:
CoMo Bike Co-op Description:
The CoMo Bike Co-op is a program and classroom facility located in the Armory Sports Center. Columbia Parks and Recreation, in partnership with GetAbout Columbia, will manage year-round programming. The Bike Co-op opened Sunday, January 7, 2018. Initially, the bike co-op will be open limited hours with future plans to expand services and hours.
Free Walk-In Bicycle Repair (enter through the back door of the Armory off Park Ave.)
Hours (closed on holidays and hours are subject to change*):
NOTE: The Bike Co-op will be closed on Sunday, September 1 – Monday September 2 due to the Labor Day Holiday Weekend.
First Sunday of each month, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm (*Sunday hours will no longer be offered beginning September 1)
Mondays, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (*Starting on October 7, Monday hours will be extended from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.)
Bike mechanics are available to assist with select bike repairs during days/times listed above. This program is about hands-on learning and teaching cyclists how to maintain equipment. No drop-off service. Assistance is limited to one bicycle per person per session. Per ordinance, all bicycles will be licensed with the Columbia Police Department.
Bicycle Education Classes
The CoMo Bike Co-op serves as a classroom facility offering free, community bicycle education and maintenance programs. See the full class schedule in Leisure Times (pages 22-23) Register for classes by calling (573) 874-7460.
Have a bicycle to donate? We accept donations of adult-sized bicycles at the Armory (use the back entrance off Park Ave.) on Mondays from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Due to space limitations, we are unable to accept toddler/adolescent-sized bicycles for donations.
In need of a bicycle? Bike to the Future is an inter-denominational volunteer partnership designed to provide free bicycle transportation to adults in need. Bikes are provided to recipients through a voucher provided by Love INC and then given to Bike to the Future after a normal screening of needs is completed. Requests for bicycles should be submitted directly to Love INC. Call 573-256-7622. The CoMo Bike Co-op works in partnership with Bike to the Future by repairing donated bicycles to add to their inventory of bicycles available for distribution via Love INC.
Commuting Facts…Did You Know?
- People with low incomes commute by biking and walking far more than more affluent Americans. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Citizen Survey)
- Owning and operating a new medium-sized sedan in 2017 will cost a driver an average of $8,171 annually including sales price, depreciation, maintenance, repair and fuel costs. A recent AAA survey found that one-third of U.S. drivers could not afford an unexpected repair bill. (Source: AAA.com)
- Transportation Costs are considered affordable if they are 15% or less of household income.
(Source: Housing + Transportation Affordability Index)
- Bicycling is on the rise across the U.S. Adults are capitalizing on the health and economic benefits of active transportation, while an increasing number of young people are forgoing drivers’ licenses to save money and embrace more walkable, bikeable lifestyles.
(Source: “The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity,” 2013 Report, League of American Bicyclists)