NEED A BIKE?

We agree! Often a bicycle is a bridge to employment, community involvement, and physical health. Unfortunately, bikes can cost a lot of money, and they should! A bicycle is a very complicated and incredible invention, heck it's about 20 little inventions all put together into a well built machine. Anyway, back to the money thing, first thing you need to know is, whether the bike costs you money or not, it definitely costs us money, so if you have any budget for a bike we ask that you purchase a bike rather than sign off to earn one. Our program is originally meant for the unemployed and the homeless, to aid them in their struggles, and we ask that no one abuse this program just to save a few bucks! 

Earn-a-Bike Guidelines

  • Thanks to our amazing volunteers and devoted staff we don't have too much need for unskilled labor around the shop nowadays, so we have decided to partner with several other non-profits around town who could really use the help more than we can!
  • You can now go directly to any of our partners listed below and ask them to volunteer in order to receive an Earn-A-Bike voucher. 
  • Once you have received your voucher head on over to Redemptive and we'll get you signed up!
  •  We take in your info and you get put on our waiting list. (The wait is rarely more than 2 weeks)
  • Then you come in and help and learn how to maintain your bike for about 4 hours!
  • Once complete your hours you can ride off into the sunset on those new wheels. Congrats!

Things to know

  • Only our low end bikes are available for EAB, so don't go trying to get a fancy one. Again this program is only to aid those in desperate situations not hook you up at our expense.
  • Lastly, everyone who comes into our shop becomes family, we are very relational and we won't compromise on this! So be prepared to be our friend, and we plan to see you even more after you get your bike because then you can ride with us!!

Partner Programs

 

Alabama Environmental Council (AEC) Communality Recycling and Resource Center

www.aeconline.org 

Location: 4330 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 7-6, Sat-Sun: 10-4.

Typical work: organizing, cleaning, recycling

Restrictions: Volunteer by appointment only, only ages 18+

Contact: Redemptive Cycles (205)224-5631 to schedule a volunteer shift

 

 

Jones Valley Teaching Farm (JVTF)

www.jvtf.org

Location: 701 25th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Friday 9-12 and 2-5

Typical work: gardening, cleaning

Contact: JVTF at (205) 439-7213 or Redemptive Cycles at (205)224-5631

 

 

Urban Ministries and Community Church without Walls

www.urban-ministries.org

Location: 1229 Cotton Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: 9-4

Typical work: Gardening, community improvement, food service

Contact: Garrett Harper (205) 441-8618 or Redemptive Cycles (205)224-5631

 

 

The Community Kitchens of Birmingham

www.thecommunitykitchens.org   

Locations:

Community Kitchens at Grace Episcopal Church, 5712 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35212

Community Kitchens at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1024 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205    

Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Typical work: food service, cleaning,

Contact:  Andrea Blackert (205) 251-3569

 

 

The Jimmie Hale Mission

www.jimmiehalmission.com

Location: 3420 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35222

Hours of Operation:  Mon.-Fri.  8:30-4:00

Typical work: provide meals

Contact: Terry Preston at terry@jimmiehalemission.com or (205) 323-5878

 

 

Brother Bryan Mission

www.bbmission.com

Location: 1616 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Typical work: cleaning, general help

Contact: (205) 322-0092

Restrictions: Call before you arrive to make a volunteer appointment

 

 

 Fellowship House Inc.

www.fshbhm.org

Location: 1625 12th Ave. S, Birmingham, AL 35205

Typical work: general help

Contact: Ferson Stafford (706) 380-2399

*fulfill court ordered volunteer hours

 

 

Firehouse Shelter

www.firehouseshelter.com

Location: 1501 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Typical work: general help, food service, bible study

Contact: Rob Davis (205) 252-9571