If we give a young person a bicycle, he will ride it until he gets a flat tire.
If we teach a young person to fix a bicycle, he will have skills forever.
Community Bikes of Memphis provides organizations in under served neighborhoods with bikes, training, and the ongoing support they need to establish unique bicycling programs. Our collaborative approach to youth and community development is the key to the long term sustainability and success of our programs.
Riding and maintaining a bicycle provides numerous skills and benefits. Community Bikes is dedicated to working with organizations that embrace this mindset.
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Established in 2011, the Oasis Bike Shop in North Memphis (1294 N. Thomas St.) is our flagship location and home to a ready to use supply of bicycles. Initially opened as a repair and recycling center, the shop quickly grew and began to offer a variety of youth development and skills building programs. The success of these programs, and sustainability of the shop, inspired us to establish Community Bikes of Memphis to serve a larger community.
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