Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Open Sky is a co-op based business where members can learn to fix their bikes, are allowed to use the tools and workspace and buy new parts at a discounted cost. They are a non-profit business that encourages teens to get involved in the community and promote “re-cycling” by keeping old bikes out of the trash and fixing them up instead.
Open Sky also runs a youth program where youth aged 14 – 20 can volunteer to refurbish donated bikes. It gets you volunteer hours and valuable experience. Don’t know anything about bike repair? Doesn’t matter, you can still drop in and learn.
As a business membership is open to everyone and is just $5 per year. They can purchase parts at a 20% discount and use all the tools and facilities. Open Sky also sells donated, refurbished bikes fixed by volunteers.
Want to become a member or are interested in volunteering? Stop by today and pick up a form!
They don’t buy or trade bikes, but they will accept donations of ANY bike. If it can be fixed, it will be fixed or it will be salvaged for scrap, but either way it will be recycled. To donate a bike you can drop it off at the shop OR call to arrange a pick up.
Looking to buy a new bike? Look no further!
Open Sky offers refurbished bikes in perfect working condition at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Buying at Open Sky supports recycling in the community, youth programs aimed at teaching youth new skills and you even get membership at the co-op free for a year!
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