Nanaimo's Bicycle Co-operative
12 Lois Lane,
Summer Hours: 10-6, Mon-Sat
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
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
In recognition for his support and hard work, the Hub City Cycles worker members clubbed together to buy long-time HCC Board member and supporter Allen Henderson a cycling jersey. The colours are the same as those worn by the Hub City Cycles Cyclocross team, perhaps a gentle hint that Allen should consider coming out to a[…]
Bike To Work Week Nanaimo is next week! Check out the Celebration Stations: This year, Hub City Cycles is going to be at 3 Celebration Stations: Monday, May 30 ~ 3:30-5:30 PM at TD Bank in Port Place Mall Tuesday, May 31 ~ 4:00-6:00 PM at South Country Grocer on Twelfth Street Wednesday, June 1 ~[…]
The Thirsty Camel Cafe has closed its doors as of Thursday, May 12. Owner Ilan Goldenblatt has sold it and the new owners won’t be continuing it as it is. We will be very sorry to lose our upstairs neighbour, who has been a fixture in Nanaimo since Goldenblatt opened the doors in 2004. Long[…]
Biketoria – over 24 km of protected cycling infrastructure was approved recently in the City of Victoria. Hub City Cycles would like to congratulate the GNCC on its work to get this passed. This hopefully will encourage the City of Nanaimo to consider protected bike lanes for Nanaimo in accessible areas. It’s not enough to paint[…]
The Kickoff Lunch and Bike Ride was a great success! Many people attended and rode their bicycles, excepting yours truly, who was busy figuring out how disc brakes tick. I was so busy, in fact, that I didn’t even manage to get any pictures. Oh, well, there are enough of them over at the Bike[…]
The March 30 fire that swept through our neighbour building devastated the livelihoods and work of its inhabitants. Come on down today to celebrate their contributions to Nanaimo and help them get back on their feet! Auctions, live music, amazing people… you don’t want miss Boost the Block!
One of the most important aspects of Hub City Cycles is the mechanics instruction we provide to our members. Learning bicycle mechanics isn’t just an affordable way of maintaining your bicycle; it teaches you a number of invaluable life skills. ‘I can fix it’ One of the most empowering mindsets one can have is the confidence that[…]
So this just happened right in front of me – Here's the vid! 🔥 #nanaimo #fire #firetrucks #explosion #downtown #downtownnanaimo #scary #blaze #britishcolumbia #canada #firefighter A video posted by jaycee 💀💉 (@jay.cee5) on Mar 30, 2016 at 8:21pm PDT On the 30th of March, around 6:30 PM, a fire broke out in the old Acme[…]
This is OFFICIAL NOTICE of our upcoming AGM, happening April 5th, at 6:30pm, at our shop. Hope to see you there!! Come support your community bike shop through participating in discussion, ideas, etc. There will be live music, good food, and good friends. Here are our finances for 2015: Hub City Cycles FS YE 15 –[…]