Troy Bike Rescue is a collective of cycling enthusiasts 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. We accept donations of any bikes, parts, or tools.
Self-Service Workshop with volunteer staff; come and volunteer, adopt a bike, or Learn & Earn!
Specific Hours for youth ages 10-15; Earn-A-Bike for volunteer hours; must have signed permission form from parents. The first Tuesday of every month is Youthshop Ride Club.
Self-service workshop run by and dedicated to empowering, Women, Trans, Fem, Queer and anyone for whom gender has been a barrier in learning bike mechanics.
Youth and adults can obtain a bike by putting in 6 Learn & Earn hours working on Adoption Bikes and other TBR projects, which can be aquired during open shop hours and youth hours.
Volunteering is as simple as showing up to an open 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.
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.