Nanaimo's Bicycle Co-operative
Click Above: The Shop
Need space to work on your bike? We have the stands, tables, and the tools.
We have used frames, wheels, parts, and the small stuff – nuts, bolts, spacers, etc.
Click Above: The Services
We can do everything from installing a water bottle holder to a complete bike overhaul. We can work with budgets or go all-out on a custom project. Bring your bike in for a free consultation.
Click Above: The Co-op
A $5 membership gains you access to the shop, the tools, and the worker members who can show you how to use them.
Click Above: The Location
We’re tucked away in the China Steps. Don’t worry; we’ve got directions for you! Winter Hours: 10-6, Tues-Sat
Click Above: Buy a Bike
Need wheels? We have refurbished bicycles available for sale. We can also build up any of our used frames for a very fair price.
Rent A Bike (not available until Summer 2017)
***WE ARE SELLING OUR RENTAL FLEET*** Don’t worry, we’re not ending the rentals! We’re going to have some amazing NEW rental bikes for 2017. For now, you have the opportunity to buy these gently used bicycles for only $350!
About Hub City Cycles
Hub City Cycles is a non-profit community service cooperative. Our purpose is to be a resource that nourishes the neighbourhoods in and around downtown Nanaimo by providing affordable bicycle-centric services and advocacy that build, empower and support healthy and sustainable communities, providing a safe and welcoming space for people to come to learn, share skills and network with other community members. Find out more on our About page.
We do bikes. Whether you're looking to buy or rent, we can get you pedalling.
We'll teach you how to maintain and repair your own bicycle. Sound like fun? We also conduct mechanics courses.
We're a Nanaimo community co-operative. Find out about our work in 'the Hub City' and our many amazing neighbours and friends.
Join us! Your $5 enables us to continue providing affordable services and a safe space for people to learn bicycle mechanics.
Hub City Cycles Team
The Hub City Cycles Cyclocross Team
Have you seen our amazing package Feature Bikes?
What's New at the Hub
We’re in the process of updating and expanding our business plan, which leads me to Statistics Canada quite often. Unfortunately, the information there about bicycles is somewhat sketchy. We’re going to have to wait for November 2017 for Census 2016 data about mobility and commuting patterns, from what the schedule says. Of course, it is Read more about BikeStats[…]
The 2017 Calandrier de Mécanos is in! This is produced annually by members of Montreal bike co-ops. All profits go to the involved organizations. Every calendar is a work of art, but the 2017 has gone beyond with some amazing photomanipulation. Calendars are $15 cash at Hub City Cycles.
It’s January 3rd and we are open for business! We’re back to our normal schedule: 10-6, Tuesday to Saturday. Our booking order came in… with nearly all of the items we were hoping to sell through the holiday season off the order. We are still waiting for our lights and locks, which should be coming Read more about Happy New Year 2017[…]
We’re bringing in some winter-friendly accessories on our booking order, which will be coming in the second week of December. Fenders We have a couple of different options for bikes. Full fenders are good for those who are never going to take them off. They are permanently attached with small bolts that usually Read more about Coming Soon To A Booking Order Near You…[…]
What is cyclocross? It’s a combination of road cycling, mountain biking, portage, and mud wrestling. Races are generally held in the winter, when the mud is plentiful and the terrain slippery. Racers have to cycle, run, carry, and in some cases, crawl along the circuit. It is a lot of fun and the camaraderie among Read more about Cyclocross Season[…]
Now is the time to focus on maintenance and repair, especially as the weather makes it less appealing to be out on your bike! You might be wondering how to protect your bike against slush, salt, and sand. You might want to replace worn out components. You might be curious as to how to make Read more about Now Is The Time To Learn[…]
After a rearrangement of the schedule, our Advanced Mechanics Course is a go! We will be teaching three awesome students starting November 8th. This is a 36 hour class, so there’s a lot of learning to be had! If you are interested in joining this class, please email or call us at 250-591-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org We Read more about Advanced Mechanics Course Set for Nov 8[…]
We have a LOT of bikes available now! Come check them out. Open 10-6, Tues-Sat. Raleigh Venture 4.0 16″, 24sp $350 Raleigh Venture 4.0 18″, 24sp $350 Raleigh Venture Stepthru 18″, 24sp $350 Raleigh Venture 4.0 20″, 24sp $350 Raleigh Venture 4.0 22″, 24sp $350 Schwinn Circuit XST 18″, 24sp $250 Oryx Volt 17″, 7sp Read more about Bikes! Bikes! Bikes! 2016[…]