At Redemptive, it is our privilege to facilitate transportation access - and be a voice - for low-income and homeless community members for whom a privately owned motor vehicle is not an option. Birmingham’s streets are their streets too.Read More
The Redemptive Chronicle
It's here!!!! Our 2017 Redemptive Report recap of all the fun we had and all the good we did in 2017! We couldn't have done it without you and we are so thankful for your continuing support. Cheers to an even more productive 2018!Read More
After two years of sharing our space, the good folks at Faith Skate Supply have found a new home, and Redemptive Cycles has just acquired a sizable amount of new square footage. While we will miss our four-wheeled friends, we couldn't be more excited about utilizing all the new space we have on our hands. Operations will continue without a hitch, but expect to see our layout undergoing some significant changes in the coming weeks.Read More
This Friday and Saturday (11/24 & 11/25) we are having the biggest sale in RC history! All bikes are on sale, up to 30% off! Everything in the shop is at least 10% off, including all parts and accessories, and all used bikes are 25% off!Read More
When Marcus Fetch founded Redemptive Cycles, the city's nonprofit bike shop, he conceived of the Tall Bike Joust as a fundraiser for the shop's charitable services. In Redemptive Cycles's first year, the madman bike mechanic took two bicycle frames and welded one on top of the other into a towering Frankenstein creation.Read More
The Tall Bike Joust returns! For the fifth consecutive year twelve brave soles will mount tall bikes attempt to fell their opponents. Join us for an evening celebrating all forms of cycling in Birmingham. Beer! Bikes! Music! Friends! Don't miss it.Read More
On the evening of June 1st we hope you will join us at the Avon Theater for our annual Community Dinner - an evening spent celebrating another successful year, and giving thanks to the many volunteers, donors, and grantors who support and sustain Redemptive Cycles.
We'll have beer for all attendees (2 drink tickets included in your ticket!) small bites, socialized with some of the loveliest folks around, and a silent auction with incredible items from B'ham based businesses, makers, and venues. 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction will directly benefit our organization and the charitable services that we offer. Silent auction items can be found online (new items are being added as we receive them!). The auction will go live on May 25th at 12:00PM but will end at the Community Dinner in a silent auction format.
Tickets are $10 and are available online and in the shop prior to the event. Tickets will be $15 at the door on the night of the event. Please purchase online or in the shop prior to June 1st.
For a surprisingly large number of people in our community, the bicycle is their primary form of transportation, without which they would be virtually stranded. That is why at Redemptive Cycles anyone who is bicycle dependent will get their bicycle fixed as soon as possible, and will be asked to pay only what they can afford.Read More
Like many of you the new year has everyone at Redemptive Cycles reflecting on how we can do better. We've been organizing, stream lining, and refining our operations to make everything run more smoothly, but most of all we are striving to ensure that we can continue to further bicycle accessibility here in Birmingham.
On that note we are proud to say that 2016 was by far our most charitable year to date: the Earn-A-Bike program saw a whopping 102 participants complete the program (compared to 40 in 2015). That means 102 men and women performed 12 hours of community service, and in exchange received a bicycle, a bike lock, a helmet, and a pair of lights. Thanks to the support of all of you we were able to help over one hundred individuals who were transportationally challenged acquire the means to simply get where they need to go.
As amazing as the Earn-A-Bike program is, it often overshadows an equally important part of what we do. Many members of our community are bicycle dependent, which means without a bike they are virtually stranded, or forced to buy bus passes, and if they can't afford that they must walk miles and miles every day. That's why we created the Sliding Scale Repairs program to keep them rolling. At RC we like to "fix bikes, ask questions later." With that attitude guiding us we performed an incredible 532 heavily discounted (often times free) repairs totaling $21,343 in charitable repair work.
We feel that the Earn-A-Bike and Sliding Scale Repairs programs are a vital resource to the Birmingham community, and we will do everything in our power to ensure they are sustained and continue to grow. We also believe that a community bike shop that is welcoming and beginner friendly, affordable (both when purchasing a bike or having a bicycle serviced), that is focused on education through providing access to a public work station and frequent mechanics classes, and generally advances bicycle advocacy and accessibility is an essential part of the Birmingham community, and it would appear that you agree, because 2016 (our 3rd year in existence) was by far our busiest year yet! So keep up all the support, and here's to 2017 being even better than last!