The Derailer Bicycle Collective has officially closed. We have completed the Request For Proposals process and will be redistributing all of our materials to FOUR amazing programs around town:
- Girls, Inc will be set up with a bicycle mechanics classroom to expand their bike classes for girls. (http://www.girlsincdenver.org/home.html)
- El Centro Humanitario Para Los Trabajadores will set up a bicycle fix-a-bike station at their location downtown for use by El Centro members and neighbors. (http://www.centrohumanitario.org/)
- The Bike Pit! A volunteer-led group that will remain in the former-Derailer location at 411 Lipan and will open this Summer with bike repair programs for women & transgender folks and TBD programs for the public. A link to their site will be posted on the Derailer website when it becomes available.
- La Academia, the 7-12th grade school in Lincoln Park operated by the Denver Inner City Parish will have a small bike repair station at their school and will participate in programs at 411 Lipan. (http://dicp.org/education/la-academia/)
While there is sadness about the closure of Denver's only free community bicycle resource, we are proud of our ten-year run and EXTREMELY excited to be able to seed new programs in the neighborhood and help these amazing groups continue the work of salvaging bikes, teaching mechanics, fixing the things that are broken, and sharing bike-love in Denver.