Hub City Cycles Community Co-operative is a non-profit autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. Read more about Co-op Principles.
If you would like to become a shareholder/member you can apply online, in the the shop, or print out an application mail it in with a cheque. With the minimum purchase of one share, which costs $5 + 5% GST (refundable when you decide to leave the co-op), you can become a lifetime member.
It’s not necessary to be a member to enjoy some of the services, but there are benefits…
Have you ever wanted to fix your own bike but you dont have the space, tools or the knowledge to do so? As a member you will have access to the shop space, all the tools and parts and most importantly the guidance of experienced mechanics for an hourly, monthly or annual fee.
Your membership means you are now one of many who share the ownership of the co-op and can have an say in how it is run by attending meetings of the association, running for a position on the board of directors, voting for board of directors and voting on other important issues at meetings. Regardless of how many shares each member has, they only get one vote, so everyone’s voice is equally recognized. Contact us if you are interested in becoming a board member.
One of the co-operative principles is to strengthen the co-operative movement by working in solidarity with other co-ops. As a result of this, our insurance provider and fellow co-op, The Co-operators, is able to offer exclusive insurance coverage and savings for members of Hub City Cycles Community Co-op.
There are 3 classes of membership, User, Support, Worker.
User members are eligible individuals or organizations in the community that make use of the services provided by the Association. Worker members are individuals, engaged in work of any type for the Association. Support members are individuals or eligible organizations that have an interest in the achievement of the Association’s objectives but do not intend to use the services provided by the Association.