Bike Shop

How to get here

18 Bartlett Sq, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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617-522-0226

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 1 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 1 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 1 pm - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

 

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Welcome to the Bikes Not Bombs Retail Bicycle Shop! We serve Boston's cycling community with a large selection of new and reconditioned bicycles and thorough, timely repair service. We also stock a full complement of parts, accessories, and apparel geared towards bicycling as a primary form of transportationIn addition, we offer monthly free clinics open to the public where you can learn to fix a flat or maintain your bike, as well as Mechanics Training which is part of BNB's Pathways Youth Employment Program.

Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change.

Every dollar you spend at the bike shop helps support BNB's work.

At the Bike Shop:

We rebuild hundreds of reclaimed bicycles.
We provide expert repair and service in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
We are a consistent and reliable source of funding for BNB's programs with youth, internationally and at the Shop.
We offer training and job opportunities in bicycle mechanics to youth and adults.

 

The Bike Shop has been recognized as Boston's Best Bike Shop multiple times, including TWICE in 2018!

Some bike shops take themselves too seriously—What, you don’t know how to change a chain? At this unassuming yet hip workshop, however, even complete novices are welcome. Staffers will patiently answer any questions about the trials and tribulations of urban cycling before steering you toward a superb selection of sleek new city cruisers from brands like Bianchi and Linus, as well as refurbished wheels. And that kindness extends to all aspects of the nonprofit: Bikes Not Bombs ships thousands of refurbished two-wheelers to partners across the world, and supports the community closer to home with a youth-employment program for Boston’s aspiring mechanics.

 

 

 

 

This Jamaica Plain biz has been giving new meaning to the word recycling since 1984. For the nonprofit, it’s more like re-cycling—as in rebuilding and reusing bikes. Of the 6,000 two-wheelers rehabbed annually, most go to countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, but lots go on sale at the shop, which also offers repairs and do-it-yourself clinics in addition to mentoring and job training for Boston teens. 

 

 

 

How can you not love a place that repurposes and redistributes roughly 6,000 used bikes per year? This nonprofit Jamaica Plain shop stays close to its community-centric roots, putting all funds back into youth programs while offering a full range of repair and retail services.

 

For many years, Boston had been rated the worst cycling city in a number of shimmering publications. These guys have been turning that around for a while. Not only are they a solid refurbished bike shop, but they also create a wealth of community-building programs locally and internationally.  They're social change superstars.
 

A nonprofit founded in 1984, Bikes Not Bombs sells reconditioned bikes that have been overhauled by an expert staff of fellow riders, as well as a variety of ready-to-ride new models. It also functions as a full-service repair shop and offers classes so you can learn to fix your own. Profits go toward local community initiatives such as its Earn-A-Bike youth education program, in which future riders are taught bike rebuilding and street safety, and toward international programs that help bring wheels to the developing world.