Nanaimo's Bicycle Co-operative

Address: 12 Lois Lane, Nanaimo BC, V9R 5B8
Summer Hours: 10-6, Mon-Sat
Phone: 250-591-2159
Email: info@hubcitycycles.ca

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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.

Click Above: Rent a Bike

If you’re in Nanaimo for a short time, but want to see the city from two wheels, we have a bicycle rental fleet available by the hour, day, or even longer.

About Hub City Cycles

Cycling Community Culture
Nanaimo's only bicycle co-operative

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.

  • Bicycles

    We do bikes. Whether you're looking to buy or rent, we can get you pedalling.

  • Education

    We'll teach you how to maintain and repair your own bicycle. Sound like fun? We also conduct mechanics courses.

  • Community

    We're a Nanaimo community co-operative. Find out about our work in 'the Hub City' and our many amazing neighbours and friends.

  • Co-operative

    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

Fixing the world, one bicycle at a time.
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TYLER

Manager, Bicycle Wizard
Tyler is Hub City Cycles’ manager and main miracle worker. He is a youth educator originally from Victoria, BC. Tyler has been teaching kids and adults how to work on bikes for many years, and has hosted workshops in Central America, Eastern Europe, and across Canada.
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Jude

Resident Bicycle Genius, Late Night Booking Order Champion
Jude is a self-taught, seasoned mechanic with 5 years of industry experience in Vancouver. When not on the bike or wrenching, Jude can be found playing music, cooking up a storm, skateboarding, and building sustainable systems for self-reliant lifestyles.
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graham

Bicycle Renaissance Man, Farmer
Graham trained as bike mechanic in a volunteer run coop in Montreal called ‘Right to Move/La Voie Libre’. A self proclaimed francophile and avid farmer, Graham has toured extensively in Canada and Australia.
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julie

Dragon at the Door, Baby Bike Mechanic
Julie is the newest member of Hub City Cycles. A bike touring enthusiast, she rebuilt a Raleigh Twenty bicycle with her husband and then ended up at Quadra Bike School. When she is not at Hub City Cycles, she is involved with dogs, dogs, dogs, community events, and dogs.
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Allen

Community Liaison, Board Member, Volunteer of Amazingness
A Hub City Cycles board member and cycling advocate, Allen is also a member of the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition and local cycling club, The SlowSpokes. Allen is an integral component of Hub City Cycles.
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The Hub City Cycles Cyclocross Team

Racers extraordinaire
Consisting of Jude, Laura, Tyler, Ryan, and Graham, the Hub City Cycles team is making it mark at events up and down the Island.

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