Bike Giveaways

The Board of Directors has decided that, for the safety of all concerned, volunteers and clients alike that R Community Bikes should shut down until further notice. This was partly due to the designation of our area as ORANGE by the authorities but also because we did not want to be the cause of anyone getting infected. We have done a great job with precautions up until this point but we can’t risk possibly being the cause of anyone becoming infected. We will reopen whenever it is deemed appropriate but that will not totally and necessarily be judged on the NYS "color scheme”. One of the additional precautions that we will be taking is the installation of an overhead hepa filter device to clean the air inside the building. This will be done during our down time.

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Bike Repairs

We are happy to offer bike repairs to those who can’t afford the services of a commercial bike shop. During this time of year we are open M-S 9-1PM BEGINNING OCT 1ST, WE WILL BE OPEN FOR REPAIRS EVERYDAY M-S AT 226 HUDSON AVE. OFFSITES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE YEAR.

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Bike Sales

Sales are currently postponed until further notice.

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R Community Bikes (RCB) is a grassroots, 501(c)3 organization, staffed entirely by volunteers, that collects and repairs used bicycles for distribution, free of charge, to the Rochester, NY area’s most needy children and adults. We give away over 2,000 bicycles every year and do over 3,000 repairs for our clients, many of whom depend on bicycles as their main source of transportation. Starting in 2014, we began providing tricycles to disabled individuals who wouldn’t otherwise be able to ride. In addition, we supply bicycles or repair services to dozens of community organizations, including church groups, youth centers, and neighborhood associations.

We are open to the public Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at our headquarters at 226 Hudson Ave. Bike give-aways take place only on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning at 9:15 AM. In addition, we perform bike repairs, free of charge, at the headquarters, and in the summer at five satellite locations.

There are many ways you can get involved in support of our mission. We welcome donations of bikes, bike parts, tools and money to cover expenses such as spare parts. If you have an old car you need to get rid of, you can donate it to Vehicles for Charity and the proceeds will go to RCB. We are always in need of volunteers to serve as mechanics and in a variety of other positions.

You can also support us by buying a used bike. We refurbish and sell some of the better bikes donated to us to help pay expenses.



Monday - 9am-1pm
Tuesday - 9am-1pm
Wednesday - 9am-1pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday - 9am-1pm
Saturday - 9am-1pm
Sunday - Closed

Bike Giveaways

We are doing very limited bike give aways. Call 234-2008 for information

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R Community Bikes Shop:

226 Hudson Ave,
Rochester, NY 14605

FOR DONATIONS: Postal Address. (USPS does not deliver to 226 Hudson):

R Community Bikes
PO Box 26471
Rochester NY 14626


(585) 234-2008, answering machine only.

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