Information about the Parks and Recreation Department's Community Bike Shop
5600 Esperanza NW
Albuquerque NM 87105
- Sundays: Noon – 7 pm
- Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm
Bicycle rides to Esperanza Community Bike Shop.
Esperanza means hope. At the Esperanza Community Bike Shop we hope to create a better Albuquerque by promoting, bicycle education and transportation. With some basic knowledge and access to the necessary equipment bicycling can be a safe, healthy, dependable, inexpensive, and fun way to get around.
The Esperanza Community Bike Shop will introduce people of all ages to the joy and freedom of bicycle riding, and provide opportunities for them to learn how to repair bicycles. At the Bike Shop we will not fix your bike for you; instead, we show you how to fix it yourself.
In our classroom, participants will build confidence, critical thinking skills, self-esteem, leadership and life skills. The shop provides a full compliment of programs about how to maintain a bike. The shop also offers youth programs, encourages re-use and recycling, and works with community groups to get more people on bicycles.
Call (505) 224-6668 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Several programs are available at the center.
Schools, Government & Civic Groups
- Flat tire repair: 2 hour class approx 20 youth max.
- Earn a bike: 6-8 sessions class 1.5 hours per session 12 youth max (check out the first graduating class!)
- Mechanic classes: one time 6 hours class (other arrangement can be made) 12 youth max
- Work study: Length and time arranged on an individual basis
- Advanced Bicycle Mechanics classes: The bike safety education program offers 4, one day, 6 hour Advanced Mechanics classes per year
- Bicycle Commuting Essentials classes: The bike safety education program offers at least 4 of these 2.5 hour classes. Topics to be covered are bike safety and flat repair.
- Traffic Skills classes: This 8 hour class offers for people who want an in-depth class on most aspect of cycling. This class is required for future League of American Bicyclists (LAB) instructors.
Richard Rivas Day
One day per year a special day will be devoted to the founder of Albuquerque's recycle a bicycle program that will include a bike ride and celebration. Learn more about 2013's ride here!
The general public is strongly encouraged to donate all unwanted bicycles, bicycle parts, and accessories to the Esperanza Community bike shop. To arrange the drop-off or pickup, please call (505) 224-6668.
The shop is open for pre-scheduled programming (Student Work-study programs, Earn-a-Bike Program, and Community Bike Recycling Program activities) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
To schedule organized events during these hours, call (505) 224-6668.