Spokeland

Spokeland Spokeland is a volunteer operated non-profit bicycle education resource. We provide a DIY/DIT workshop with knowledge, tools, and parts for our community.
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We are open this Sunday, May 30 for Parts Sales and Self-Service! Book a time to buy parts or a bike, or reserve a stand...
05/27/2021

We are open this Sunday, May 30 for Parts Sales and Self-Service! Book a time to buy parts or a bike, or reserve a stand to work independently on your bike at spokeland.setmore.com

We are open this Sunday, May 30 for Parts Sales and Self-Service! Book a time to buy parts or a bike, or reserve a stand to work independently on your bike at spokeland.setmore.com

Interested in what volunteering with Spokeland is all about? Come to Meet Spokeland this Thursday, May 27 from 7pm-8pm t...
05/25/2021

Interested in what volunteering with Spokeland is all about? Come to Meet Spokeland this Thursday, May 27 from 7pm-8pm to meet board members and other curious folks, learn about what we’re working on, and discuss how you could get involved. spokeland.setmore.com/bookclass

Interested in what volunteering with Spokeland is all about? Come to Meet Spokeland this Thursday, May 27 from 7pm-8pm to meet board members and other curious folks, learn about what we’re working on, and discuss how you could get involved. spokeland.setmore.com/bookclass

It’s been great to be open a few hours some Sundays recently, connecting people with bike parts, bikes to buy, and a bit...
05/21/2021

It’s been great to be open a few hours some Sundays recently, connecting people with bike parts, bikes to buy, and a bit of wrenching. We’re making some adjustments to our scheduling, spacing out appointments a little more so we can focus on each visitor, and clarifying appointment types.

We invite people of color who are interested in volunteering long-term with us and are willing to be trained to be shift leads to get involved with this POC-led program. Start by coming to Meet Spokeland. https://spokeland.setmore.com/bookclass

It’s been great to be open a few hours some Sundays recently, connecting people with bike parts, bikes to buy, and a bit of wrenching. We’re making some adjustments to our scheduling, spacing out appointments a little more so we can focus on each visitor, and clarifying appointment types.

We invite people of color who are interested in volunteering long-term with us and are willing to be trained to be shift leads to get involved with this POC-led program. Start by coming to Meet Spokeland. https://spokeland.setmore.com/bookclass

2020 was a big pause for Spokeland. We slowed down, looked at what wasn’t working, and started to set ourselves up to mo...
05/17/2021

2020 was a big pause for Spokeland. We slowed down, looked at what wasn’t working, and started to set ourselves up to move forward purposefully. As part of that work, we articulated our values as an organization, and we’re ready to share them with you.

Our core values are collected here to guide us as individuals and as an organization. We invite all who interact with Spokeland to adopt these values and conduct themselves accordingly. The values as stated are aspirational, and the work is to live into them.

Read the statement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gdh5ng0Pgtl3Gvlyc5zzN_ZwbV2l4SzC/view?usp=sharing

2020 was a big pause for Spokeland. We slowed down, looked at what wasn’t working, and started to set ourselves up to move forward purposefully. As part of that work, we articulated our values as an organization, and we’re ready to share them with you.

Our core values are collected here to guide us as individuals and as an organization. We invite all who interact with Spokeland to adopt these values and conduct themselves accordingly. The values as stated are aspirational, and the work is to live into them.

Read the statement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Gdh5ng0Pgtl3Gvlyc5zzN_ZwbV2l4SzC/view?usp=sharing

Parts Sales and Self-Service! We are open every other Sunday, including this Sunday, May 16. Book a time to buy parts or...
05/13/2021

Parts Sales and Self-Service! We are open every other Sunday, including this Sunday, May 16. Book a time to buy parts or a bike, or reserve a stand to work independently on your bike at spokeland.setmore.com

Parts Sales and Self-Service! We are open every other Sunday, including this Sunday, May 16. Book a time to buy parts or a bike, or reserve a stand to work independently on your bike at spokeland.setmore.com

We’ve been reviewing our bylaws and reflecting on some of our struggles as an organization. We’ve decided that a core le...
03/27/2021
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We’ve been reviewing our bylaws and reflecting on some of our struggles as an organization. We’ve decided that a core leadership group could make a difference in four challenging areas: distributing the administrative responsibilities of running an organization with accountability, continuing purposeful organizational strategic development, creating an excellent volunteer experience for more people, and creating meaningful participant experiences in our programs for more people.

We’re moving forward by changing up our core meeting into a few different, more purposeful meetings.:
Board meetings will be high accountability decision-making sessions. General meetings will be a place for everyone involved with Spokeland to come together and share what they’re working on. In addition, teams focused on a specific project or program will meet to coordinate their efforts at team meetings. We are excited to see how these changes empower contributors to Spokeland.

Sign up for our newsletter at spokeland.org under “Stay in Touch” to stay in the loop.

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Since it's dang hard to meet in person right now, we're hosting a monthly Meet Spokeland virtual event, this Thursday, M...
03/22/2021
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Since it's dang hard to meet in person right now, we're hosting a monthly Meet Spokeland virtual event, this Thursday, March 25 from 7-8pm. RSVP at Spokeland.setmore.com to meet Spokeland members, ask your bike questions, learn about what we’re working on, or discuss how you could get involved.

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Hi! We are open out front every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 3/21, to connect you with the projects...
03/19/2021

Hi! We are open out front every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 3/21, to connect you with the projects, parts and bikes you need. Book an appointment at Spokeland.setmore.com to reserve some time. Social distancing and masks required. Thanks!

Hi! We are open out front every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 3/21, to connect you with the projects, parts and bikes you need. Book an appointment at Spokeland.setmore.com to reserve some time. Social distancing and masks required. Thanks!

We are open every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 3/7, for curbside pickup of fully refurbished and as...
03/03/2021

We are open every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 3/7, for curbside pickup of fully refurbished and as-is bikes, frames and projects, and the new and used parts you need. Book an appointment at spokeland.setmore.com to reserve some time, and support social distancing and masks to limit risk.

We are open every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 3/7, for curbside pickup of fully refurbished and as-is bikes, frames and projects, and the new and used parts you need. Book an appointment at spokeland.setmore.com to reserve some time, and support social distancing and masks to limit risk.

Since it's dang hard to meet in person right now, we're hosting a monthly Meet Spokeland virtual event, this Thursday, F...
02/22/2021

Since it's dang hard to meet in person right now, we're hosting a monthly Meet Spokeland virtual event, this Thursday, Feb 25 from 7-8pm. RSVP at spokeland.setmore.com to meet Spokeland members, ask your bike questions, learn about what we’re working on, or discuss how you could get involved.

Since it's dang hard to meet in person right now, we're hosting a monthly Meet Spokeland virtual event, this Thursday, Feb 25 from 7-8pm. RSVP at spokeland.setmore.com to meet Spokeland members, ask your bike questions, learn about what we’re working on, or discuss how you could get involved.

We are open every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 2/21, for curbside pickup to connect you with the pa...
02/18/2021

We are open every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 2/21, for curbside pickup to connect you with the parts you need or set you up on a new ride. Book an appointment at Spokeland.setmore.com to reserve some time, and support social distancing and masks to limit risk.

We are open every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm, including this Sunday 2/21, for curbside pickup to connect you with the parts you need or set you up on a new ride. Book an appointment at Spokeland.setmore.com to reserve some time, and support social distancing and masks to limit risk.

February is Black History Month. Check out our neighbors Marcus Books, the oldest independent Black bookstore in the cou...
02/12/2021

February is Black History Month. Check out our neighbors Marcus Books, the oldest independent Black bookstore in the country. They have books by and about Black people everywhere, and so much more. Shop local, support Black-owned businesses, and read!

February is Black History Month. Check out our neighbors Marcus Books, the oldest independent Black bookstore in the country. They have books by and about Black people everywhere, and so much more. Shop local, support Black-owned businesses, and read!

You can now schedule an appointment to buy bikes or parts from Spokeland at spokeland.setmore.com! We’ll be open every o...
02/05/2021

You can now schedule an appointment to buy bikes or parts from Spokeland at spokeland.setmore.com! We’ll be open every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm for curbside pickup to connect you with the parts you need or set you up on a new ride. Book an appointment online to reserve some time, and support social distancing and masks to limit risk. Starts this Sunday, February 7.

You can now schedule an appointment to buy bikes or parts from Spokeland at spokeland.setmore.com! We’ll be open every other Sunday from 12pm-3pm for curbside pickup to connect you with the parts you need or set you up on a new ride. Book an appointment online to reserve some time, and support social distancing and masks to limit risk. Starts this Sunday, February 7.

Monthly Maintenance: Small love for your big bike dreamsWe're in the throes of dark, rainy winter. While this might mean...
02/01/2021

Monthly Maintenance: Small love for your big bike dreams

We're in the throes of dark, rainy winter. While this might mean less riding for some folks, winter is always a great time to give your bike some deserving TLC! Chains and brake pads are often the first components that could tell you that your bike needs your attention.

Start with something simple by checking whether your chain has worn out or not. You don't need any special tool (...which is rare in the bike maintenance world..) as all you need is a ruler that can measure 12" or slightly longer, and it will literally take a minute.

The written description here https://bit.ly/3j5muOc walks you through all the elements and methods, and the video here https://bit.ly/3oCNENJ shows you exactly what to look for when you do a quick & dirty chain wear check with a ruler. If your chain has worn out, it's time to swap out the chain before it starts expediting wear on expensive drivetrain components!

Image from ParkTools, "When to Replace a Worn Chain"

Monthly Maintenance: Small love for your big bike dreams

We're in the throes of dark, rainy winter. While this might mean less riding for some folks, winter is always a great time to give your bike some deserving TLC! Chains and brake pads are often the first components that could tell you that your bike needs your attention.

Start with something simple by checking whether your chain has worn out or not. You don't need any special tool (...which is rare in the bike maintenance world..) as all you need is a ruler that can measure 12" or slightly longer, and it will literally take a minute.

The written description here https://bit.ly/3j5muOc walks you through all the elements and methods, and the video here https://bit.ly/3oCNENJ shows you exactly what to look for when you do a quick & dirty chain wear check with a ruler. If your chain has worn out, it's time to swap out the chain before it starts expediting wear on expensive drivetrain components!

Image from ParkTools, "When to Replace a Worn Chain"

Since we can’t really chat at the shop these days, we’re starting a monthly Meet Spokeland session on Zoom! Drop by to m...
01/27/2021

Since we can’t really chat at the shop these days, we’re starting a monthly Meet Spokeland session on Zoom! Drop by to meet Spokeland members, ask your bike questions, learn about what we’re working on, or discuss how you could get involved. We would love to meet you.
Fourth Thursdays, 7-8pm. RSVP for meeting link. https://spokeland.setmore.com/bookclass

New year, #newbikeday for Taylor!We’re thrilled to see this #treksingletrack hit the streets. If you’re looking for some...
01/09/2021

New year, #newbikeday for Taylor!We’re thrilled to see this #treksingletrack hit the streets. If you’re looking for some wheels, be sure to check out our fully refurbished bikes linked to from our site. Thanks and we hope to see your dad come back for that KHS!

This year, we did a lot of internal work in terms of taking stock, really digging into our mission, strategies, and goal...
12/31/2020

This year, we did a lot of internal work in terms of taking stock, really digging into our mission, strategies, and goals, and did real work (which continues) developing programs to better serve our surrounding community.
Spokeland has strived for and become an organization with more focused intentionality within itself and the community it serves.
We’re ready to move purposefully into the future. Thank you all for your support!

We’re grateful to have weathered 2020. But!, want to help us take 2021 by storm? Donate $ for rent, tools, and programs:...
12/22/2020

We’re grateful to have weathered 2020. But!, want to help us take 2021 by storm? Donate $ for rent, tools, and programs: one-time through PayPal or monthly through Patreon. You can set Spokeland as your favorite charity on PayPal and they will give you $5 to donate to your favorite charity by 12/31.

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1672818

Our friends at Waterside Workshops had ready-to-ride kids bikes to give away, and asked if we could help get them out in...
12/19/2020

Our friends at Waterside Workshops had ready-to-ride kids bikes to give away, and asked if we could help get them out into the community. We joined up with our neighbor New Hope Baptist Church for their Toy Giveaway to give out 19 bikes. We gave each new bike owner a new helmet, and made sure they're ready for action with riding and safety skills. In taking this unplanned opportunity, we had to act fast and spring for helmets. Can you make a donation to help cover the cost of the helmets and workshop materials? We’re almost to our $500 goal!

https://bit.ly/spokeland-donate

See you TODAY at the amphitheatre at Lake Merritt, 12-4pm, for free basic bike fixes and good chats.
11/07/2020

See you TODAY at the amphitheatre at Lake Merritt, 12-4pm, for free basic bike fixes and good chats.

Free fix-a-flat workshop at Lake Merritt on Saturday (Nov 7). Email spokeland@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
11/06/2020

Free fix-a-flat workshop at Lake Merritt on Saturday (Nov 7). Email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Spokeland is proud to presentBIKE SHOP IN THE PARKSUNDAY 10/18 NOON-4PMMOSSWOOD PARK
10/17/2020

Spokeland is proud to present
BIKE SHOP IN THE PARK
SUNDAY 10/18 NOON-4PM
MOSSWOOD PARK

Please sign the petition and help out friends at Rich City Rides bring a velodrome to the Bay!
10/07/2020
Sign the Petition

Please sign the petition and help out friends at Rich City Rides bring a velodrome to the Bay!

Create the Major Taylor Bike Park and Velodrome At Point Molate

Flat fix workshop Saturday via Zoom! Register at bikeeastbay.org/calendar
08/13/2020

Flat fix workshop Saturday via Zoom! Register at bikeeastbay.org/calendar

Photos from Spokeland's post
08/07/2020

Photos from Spokeland's post

Timeline Photos
07/27/2020

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
07/26/2020

Timeline Photos

The Bikery is doing a mutual aid bike repair day this Sunday, 7/12 from 11am-5pm at Eastside's Garage - the corner lot o...
07/11/2020

The Bikery is doing a mutual aid bike repair day this Sunday, 7/12 from 11am-5pm at Eastside's Garage - the corner lot on 23rd Ave and e12th St. The intention is to support folks doing hella organizing labor, by helping keep Black movement folks rolling. They will be doing free safety checks and minor repairs for the community. Please note that for larger repairs, or for new parts, there may be a charge.

They will have a limited number of appointments available, plus drop-in slots. To make an appointment for this event, please go to https://calendly.com/thebikery. Make sure you choose Sunday 7/12.

Please share the word with Black organizers who you think could use this service, as they are the folks we want to prioritize. However, we will help as many folks as possible day.

***Masks and physical distancing are required***
More details at https://www.instagram.com/p/CCWQ2crh_bo/?igshid=v7rwlvzbl8jo

Reposted from @hxb510 #wewrenchtoo #bikemaintenance #oakland #workshops  - #regrann
07/05/2020

Reposted from @hxb510 #wewrenchtoo #bikemaintenance #oakland #workshops - #regrann

07/01/2020
A Lake Merritt Lap

While social distancing measures are still in place, we can still enjoy the outdoors safely. Remember to wear a mask and stay at least 6 feet or more apart from those you do not live with!

Lets see if folks are social distancing at Lake Merritt.... Enjoy the video!

Reposted from @bayareabicycleaction SATURDAY, EAST OAKLAND!!! share with your peeps. To donate to this effort visit dono...
06/26/2020

Reposted from @bayareabicycleaction SATURDAY, EAST OAKLAND!!! share with your peeps. To donate to this effort visit donorbox.oeg/occur and put "Deep East Oakland" in the memo/note line. - #regrann

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813 37th Street
Oakland, CA
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General information

We are an education-based bicycle cooperative aimed at making bikes accessible to EVERYONE. We provide a workshop and tools for people to learn how to fix their own bicycles. Check out our website for the full details. During our open hours, trained mechanics are available to answer questions and teach you how to use tools you're not sure how use. We have women and trans only hours once a month, as well as occasional classes on specific topics. We have used parts, frames and bikes available. If you need a specific part that we don't have, we will direct you to a local bike shop. We accept donations during open hours, but unfortunately cannot buy bikes or parts from patrons. Our day-use shop fee is a $5 donation or you can work-trade 30 minutes to an hour. Long term shop use is available, and completed bicycle projects come with a year of shop use to keep your new ride in shape! Want to help? Get in touch!

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