Fix Your Bike
Learn how to repair your bike or just get tuned up. Community groups across Boston will repair your bike at no cost, or show you how to do it yourself. Bike shops are also available if you need to buy parts or get your bike repaired.
Boston Bikes Workshops
The City of Boston offers free bike repair workshops across the City. Everyone is welcome to join these hands-on workshops and learn the basics of fixing a bike.
At these workshops, we cover basic bike repair. This includes:
- patching flat tires,
- aligning brakes, and
- adjusting gears and shifters.
Bike Repair EventsEvents
Bikes Not Bombs
Bike not Bombs offers programs and services for youth and adults. These include Bike Institute, Earn-a-Bike, Sisters in Action, Youth Bike-In, and Bike Clinics.
JAMAICA PLAIN HUB
284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain MA 02130
Tool Time: Every second Friday, 4 -7 p.m.
520B Dudley Street, Roxbury MA 02119
Tool Time: Every fourth Friday, 4 -7 p.m.
DORCHESTER BIKE KITCHEN
Dorchester Bike Kitchen (DBK) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run bike repair space in Fields Corner, just steps away from the Red Line station. You'll find tools, bike parts, and friendly volunteers to help you fix or build a bike. On Monday evenings, St. Louis, the City's bike mechanic and instructor, offers his expert guidance.
Location and Hours
CommonWheels is an Allston-Brighton based bicycle collective. They offer youth and adult Earn-a-Bike programs and free, DIY, bike-maintenance skill-share. Check their Calendar, Facebook, and Twitter for more details.
Location and hours
Open Shop at the Grove:
Second Saturday of the month, noon - 4 p.m.
April through October - Every Saturday, noon - 4 p.m.
The Grove, North Harvard Street at Western Avenue, Allston MA 02134
Femmechanics is a community for and by femme, trans*, women and/or non-binary people who bike in the Boston area. They host open-shop times on a monthly basis at Somerville Bike Kitchen. Visit the Femmechanics website, Instagram, or Facebook page for updates.
Somerville Bike Kitchen, 339R Summer Street, Somerville MA 02144
If your bike needs general repairs, these shops offer great services. Visit their websites for more information.
Free Bike Repair Stands
Sometimes you need a quick way to make repairs on the go. Local businesses and community groups offer bike repair stands and air pumps for your bike.
We are crowdsourcing a map of bike repair stands and tire pumps around the City of Boston. Please share your business's or community's bike repair stands with us! We will create and update a map.
Other Boston by Bike sections
Boston by Bike
An overview of the Boston by Bike guide.
Choose a bike
We've provided information to help you find a bike that's right for you!
We've provided information about some of the most common items that you might want to add to your bike, or get for yourself.
Plan a route
We've provided information to help you figure out the best routes for bike trips. This includes info about taking your bike on the T.
Ride your bike
Here's what to do before each ride, how to ride on Boston's streets, and tips for riding in different weather conditions.
Park your bike
We've provided information on where you should and should not park your bike.
Fix your bike
This is the current page.
Report a problem, learn the laws
We've summarized information about how to report a bike-related problem and included a summary of the Mass. General Laws about biking.
(Women) learn to ride
We spread the joys of biking and encourage more women and gender-nonconforming people to travel by bike.