Open Shop

UBP is open to adults and children accompanied by a parent or guardian on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, and Saturday afternoons, 2:30pm – 5:00pm.  Youth (under 18) must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Unaccompanied youth may attend our Youth-Only Open Shop.

What Does UBP Offer During Open Shop?
  • Used bicycle sales. All of the bikes are in AS-IS condition. Some are ready to ride but most need some work to be road-ready. Our volunteers can help with that
  • Volunteers and staff to assist with do-it-yourself bicycle repairs
  • A full compliment of bicycle specific tools to use during your time at UBP
  • New and used parts for sale
  • Donation collections (donate a used bicycle, parts, or money and we will provide a receipt for tax purposes)
How Much Does Open Shop Cost?
  • Used bicycles typically sell for $5-80, though we often have some that are more expensive.
  • $3 per hour for workstand time, tools, and volunteer/staff assistance.
  • Used parts have very reasonable prices. See the base price list here (visit shop for most current pricing).
  • The Compensated Usage program allows individuals in need to receive free parts and shop time to keep their bicycle in safe operating condition. Sign up at the shop or via the online application.
Money Collected During Open Shop Supports:
Code of Conduct/Rules
  • Visitors to UBP are expected to behave in a respectful manner to volunteers, staff, and to other visitors.
  • Inside voices are to be used and profane or derogatory language is not acceptable.
  • Cell phones and portable music players distract from our purpose of helping people fix bikes. Kindly turn off music players and please refrain from talking on your cell phone while in the shop.
  • We ask that only trained volunteers assist shop visitors with repairs.
  • Shop tools must remain inside the building.
  • Alcohol and drugs are not permitted. If you are intoxicated or disturbing shop visitors, volunteers, or staff, you will be asked to leave.
  • Fighting, play-fighting, and any forms of violence are not permitted. You will be asked to leave.
  • We require you to wear a shirt and shoes and that your clothing does not contain words or images that may offend others.
  • The decisions of UBP volunteers and staff members are made in good faith. We ask that you comply with those decisions, even if you may disagree with them.
Jim and James working in the shop
Jim helps James repair his bike during Open Shop. Photo by Tim Hawk
Browsing for bikes at Open Shop
Browsing for bikes at Open Shop