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ANNOUNCEMENT: BICI COOP’S SHOP IS MOVING!


ANNOUNCEMENT: BICI COOP’S SHOP IS MOVING!

After five years in our Highland Park location, the Bici Coop shop is moving! Bici will join MAKEbhm, the new makerspace in Avondale, at their current location in Building L of the Continental Gin Industrial Park. Here’s our new address:

MAKEbhm
4500 5th Ave. S, Building L
Birmingham, Alabama 35222


We will be moving the shop on Sunday, April 27th, starting at 10 a.m. We will need volunteers to make the move as smooth as possible — so please let us know if you can help us pack up the old shop and set up the new shop. The shop will be CLOSED on Monday, April 28th, and Thursday, May 1st, as we set up our new space. We will begin regular shop hours on Monday, May 5th.

Mark you calendars for May 3rd! Bici will celebrate our fifth anniversary with our annual hill climb, starting the race at our new space at MAKEbhm. More details to come on this event.

Again, thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last five years — we’re excited for the opportunity to join with MAKEbhm and the maker community in Birmingham. See y’all at the Bici anniversary hill climb on May 3rd!

Shop is closed tonight


SHOP WILL BE CLOSED TONIGHT! Monday 4/7

It being in the basement, there is some standing water. If you have a project bike in the back, those are fine. No water back there just in the front work area.

We’ll be back Thursday.

BIRMINGHAM! LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!

BIRMINGHAM! LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!

Women’s Only Wheel-truing Class: Wednesday, February 19 at 6:00 pm!


Magic City Cycle Chix (MC3) is a Birmingham based organization exclusively for women who ride bikes. They host regular educational classes called Wine, Wenches, and Wrenches, and this month’s will be held at Bici HQ! We’ll be covering wheel truing at this meeting. 

This event is free for members of MC3, and $5 for non-members. A small amount of wine and snacks will be provided by MC3. Please bring something to share with the group if you feel so inclined! Snacking and socializing will begin at 6, and we’ll start the discussion around 6:30.

What is wheel truing? Basically, bike wheels are straight and round because of spoke tension. Normal riding causes certain spokes to losen, and in turn causes the rim to become “out of true”. This leads to less smooth riding and braking. The way to fix this is by tightening certain spokes where the wheel wobbles, and getting the wheel back in proper alignment. Wheel truing can also sometimes be used for rims that have gotten injured (like if you got hit by a car or got a bit too rad on the trials) or developed a site specific hop.

For more info, check out this article from Park Tool Co.

Feel free to bring a wheel that you feel needs truing, but we might not have time for everyone to work individually. Bici has plenty of wheels at the shop to practice on as well, which might be a wiser so you don’t mess up your own :)

THIS IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR WOMEN, SO MEN WILL BE TURNED AWAY AT THE DOOR. Sorry dudes.

Tour de Cure


The Tour de Cure is the American Diabetes Association’s nationwide fundraising event. There are rides all over the country just like the one that will be in Montevallo on April 5. There will be 5, 17, 44, 63 and 100 mile option for rides. There are a few different ways to register, as an individual, or get a team together. Montevallo has some great roads for riding and group supported ride like is this is a great way to get in some miles. Oh yea, and you’re raising money for a great cause. Check out their page here for more information. 

Volunteer // Contact: info@bicicoop.org // Location: 1211 28th Street South, Suite G2 // Birmingham, AL 35205 (Behind Rhodes Park) // Events