Starter Bikes is a collaborative project with Georgia Tech's Students Organizing for Sustainability and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
Volunteers refurbish abandoned and donated bikes into low-cost, entry level bicycles for students and community members in need of inexpensive but reliable transportation. The program is also available for people who would like to try a bike, but don't want to make a large up-front investment until they have more experience.
If you or someone you know is looking for a bike, or if you'd like to start volunteering with the project, please visit the "cage" on the bottom level of the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center parking deck to select your bike.
HOURS: 4-6 p.m. Fridays
DIRECTIONS - Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center
Click here for Google Map to Campus Recreation Center
Once you arrive, follow these directions to the "cage":
From the front of the Campus Recreation Center, find the stairs that descend between the CRC and the attached parking deck. Descend two flights, to the bottom level of the parking deck; Starter Bikes is in a chain link cage in the SE corner. After you've seen the bikes, you can donate towards the cost of your Starter Bike below.
Bikes are available in a range of prices, from free to $150 depending on quality and condition. Working bikes range from $50-$150 depending on quality. If a bike requires repair, the price is reduced by anywhere from $5-$50 depending on how much work is needed. If you fix it up yourself, you get it for the cheaper price. Don't worry if you don't have any experience in bicycle repair, we're here to help you learn. All prices are designated by Starter Bike Volunteer Manager - thanks for not haggling. To purchase a bike, visit the "cage" on the Georgia Tech campus.