Learn more with this chain of bike links.
There are lots of like-minded organizations and people out there working to share and promote bicycling. Here are some great educational resources that can help you expand your bike knowledge.
Bike Friendly Franklinton
Bike Friendly Franklinton is a neighborhood collaborative that envisions a Franklinton in which residents, employees, and visitors feel empowered and supported in their choice to bike by both the build environment and overall culture within the neighborhood.
Yay Bikes is a Central Ohio bike organization that specializes in cyclist education, mobility solutions, mobility research and all things bike culture. Join them for their monthly Year or Yay rides and become a member today to support their work in making Columbus a safe and thriving bike city. Yaybikes.com
MORPC’s Gohio Commute program will help you rethink your ride and help you find a smarter way to commute to work. The platform equips commuters and companies with resources to help them explore and implement active transportation solutions.
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
Founded in 1937 to promote greater understanding of the world and its people by providing low-cost recreational and educational travel, today COP continues its devotion to noncompetitive outdoor recreation though a learn + do approach.
third hand bike co-op
Third Hand Bike Co-op is Columbus’ original Bicycle Co-op serving the Weinland Park area on the north east side of downtown. Third Hand has been operating since 2005 and has been able to provide an impressive amount of open shops and events throughout the week. Check their website for their latest open shop hours. thirdhand.org
Ohio Gravel Grinders
A group of folks who enjoy gravel road riding in Ohio and beyond. Look for events, routes, gear and experiences on their website linked below. There are rides nearly every weekend year around. The rides are free, unsupported, and loads of fun.
CoGo Bike Share
“CoGo is Columbus' bike share system, with 72 stations and 597 bikes across the city. It’s a fun, affordable and convenient way to get around.”
Sheldon Brown’s website provides an A-Z resource of everything bicycle. This is probably one of the most used and referenced bicycle guides for researching used bicycles and repair tips.
Park Tool Repair Help Videos
Park tool has a YouTube channel with dozens of “how-to” videos. Its a great resource for those wishing to learn bike maintenance and repair, or those suddenly faced with a mechanical puzzle. You can watch the videos on your smart phone which makes them particularly accessible and helpful.
bikes not bombs
Bikes Not Bombs has been inspiring FCW for years. Based in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Bnb donates thousands of bikes to international Bicycle Shops that they help create. Bnb also has some incredible youth programs which motivate us to work with the Youth of Franklinton and Greater Columbus.