This Jamaica Plain biz has been giving new meaning to the word recycling since 1984. For the nonprofit, it’s more like re-cycling—as in rebuilding and reusing bikes. Of the 6,000 two-wheelers rehabbed annually, most go to countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, but lots go on sale at the shop, which also offers repairs and do-it-yourself clinics in addition to mentoring and job training for Boston teens.
Bikes Not Bombs Hub
284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain • (617) 522-0222
Bikes Not Bombs
18 Bartlett Square, Jamaica Plain • (617) 522-0226
2014 Winner: Bikes Not Bombs
A nonprofit founded in 1984, Bikes Not Bombs sells reconditioned bikes that have been overhauled by an expert staff of fellow riders...
- 18 Bartlett Square, Boston bikesnotbombs.org
- (617) 522-0226
2015 Winner: Community Bike
Great inventory is key for a bike shop, but this one doesn’t stop there. The repairs are speedy, the prices are fair (check for coupons on the website) and the staff is savvy…...
- 496 Tremont St., Boston
- (617) 542-8623