In 2004, our founders had a simple idea: get more people on bicycles by offering refurbished bikes suitable for commuting using a borrow-or-buy system. Since then, we have “checked out” approximately 3,200 bicycles.
Although our initial concept has stayed the same, the program has grown. In addition to checking out bikes to patrons for six months with the option to purchase, our volunteers also sell used “as is” bikes and parts, participate in activities within our community, and recycle scrap metal and rubber. The Bike Library has partnered with community organizations to provide working bicycles and instruction for safe, fun riding to children and educational opportunities to adults.
In January of 2021 we purchased a building at 1222 South Gilbert Court. After 17 years we finally have a forever home!
This is where you can help. Your tax-deductible donation will be put to work to support our ongoing mission of getting more people on bicycles. Donations can be made through the link provided above or skip the processing fee and send a check to 1222 South Gilbert Court Iowa City, IA 52240