About

History

In October of 2003, an excited group of local folks set out to open a community workshop. We came from different backgrounds, but shared a common desire to establish a community workshop space where people could come together and share tools, parts, inspiration and fun while actually doing things. We also wanted a place for people to gather and organize projects without having to pay a cover charge. Our goal was to share expenses as a collective and make the shop affordable for everyone. We drew inspiration from many places and hoped to build something here in town to inspire our own community. We spent years traveling and visiting squatted community centers, DIY warehouses, youth programs, free stores, show spaces, infoshops and more. Our politics are diverse, and we generally don’t care, as long as people are willing to roll up their sleeves and help the project along. We want the space to feel safe and accessible and we continue to re-invent ourselves to accomplish this.

Board Members:

Elijah McCloskey – President
elijah@freewheelbikes.org

Brel Hutton-Okpalaeke – Treasurer/Education Director
brel@freewheelbikes.org

Acadia Prestidge – Secretary
acadia@freewheelbikes.org