What We Do
The Bicycle Tree is a place to fix up bikes. Our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer mechanics are on site to help guide you through every kind of bike repair, from simple bike maintenance to complicated bike overhauls involving specialized tools . Developing bike repair and maintenance skills will not only make your bike safer and save you money, it'll help you become a more empowered and confident cyclist. If you're already mechanically adept, you can use our full set of bike tools. Find out more about fixing your bike at The Bicycle Tree.
We offer bike classes Tuesdays at the shop, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Class subjects include:
- Basic Bike Maintenance
- Fix-a-Flat Workshop
- Cables, Brakes, and Derailleurs
- Hubs, Headsets, and Bottom Brackets
- Bike Safety
- Wheel Truing
Find out more about our classes here! You can also consult the educational pages of this website: Basic Maintenance, Bike Advocacy, Riding Locally, Other Bike Repair Organizations, and Books and Online Resources.
Bikes change lives. That's why donating bikes to worthy local organizations (like Mercy House and WisePlace) and the students in our own Wrench and Ride program is a fundamental part of our mission. Have a bike (or bike gear or accessories) you want to donate? Find out more about donating to The Bicycle Tree here.
Wrench and Ride is our bike education and donation program. Participants take part in a series of classes and workshops where they learn about bikes, bike safety, and maintenance. At graduation, we go on a ride together, and each participant gets to keep their bike, along with a helmet, lock, and lights. Our Wrench and Ride program is one of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to creating a community of empowered, confident bicyclists. Want to support a Wrench and Ride class? Go here!
We don't do what we do just that we think bikes are cool (although we really, really do!). We believe that cycling is a fundamental part of creating safer, healthier communities where active transportation can thrive. We're working together to create a bicycle-friendly Orange County where cycling can be accessible, reliable, and safe for all. You can help! Find out more.
Bikes are fun. We host and participate in a variety of bike-related events, including our own regular group rides. Check out our calendar to find out more!
You don't have to be a bike mechanic to volunteer at The Bicycle Tree. Whatever your skill set, whatever particular aspect of cycling captures your interest, we can use your help. And yes, we can host volunteer groups! Find out more about volunteering at The Bicycle Tree.
Did we mention, on top of all this, we're a bike shop? We're a little different than your usual retail bike shop, though. For starters, our wide selection of quality secondhand parts means we can typically keep your bike rolling smoothly for a lot cheaper than a typical bike shop. Find out more about visiting our shop.