The 816 Bicycle Collective is a 501c3 non-profit advocacy organization umbrellaed under The Greater Kansas City Bicycle Federation.
We are a collective of individuals from diverse backgrounds working on a volunteer basis to rescue & repair bicycles.
We believe in empowerment through education and support the use of bicycles as a healthy & ecological means of transportation.
In 2007 a group of enthusiastic cyclists, some of who worked in commerical bike shops as mechanics, saw a growing need to create a place that could be a resource for all commuters.
Low income commuters who rely on their bicycle as their main source of transportation needed a place where they could have access to tools. And a place where they could learn how to do some of the regular maintenance needed to stay on the road.
These cyclists collected tools and parts that had been accumulating in their own homes and started The 816 Bicycle Collective in a basement shop at 31st and Troost.
In 2018 we moved our operations to our forever home, a building we purchased and rehabilitated at 31st and Cherry St.
Thanks to countless volunteer hours and generous donations we have rescued and repaired thousands of bicycles over the years.