RUBARB Community Bike Shop

Posted by David Meza on January 15, 2019 in Bike-Friendly Businesses

New Orleans’ bicycle co-op at 2239 Piety St.

Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes (RUBARB) is a bicycle cooperative that started in 2006 in the Upper Ninth Ward.

RUBARB is a volunteer run space which offers: space and tools to work on a bicycle, used/new parts, used bicycles, and community events.

2239 Piety St.
Hours: Monday and Wednesday: 3 – 7 pm

Visit their website for more information

Community

  • Bike parking for 14 bikes outside of the shop
  • Volunteers can earn credit towards a bicycle or parts
  • Tools, parts, and work stands are available for use
  • Volunteers available for assistance
  • Regularly has a team in the Bike Easy Challenge
  • Community programming typically includes free bicycles for attending children

Education

  • Bike Easy educational materials are offered in addition to many other resources
  • Numerous core volunteers have completed Smart Cycling courses
  • Mechanic Nights and Kid’s Bike Club are just some education programs offered – volunteers happy to teach skills at any time!

Advocacy

  • Signed letter of support for New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition

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