Welcome to Shifting Gears Bemidji!
We are a ministry of Peoples Church located in Bemidji, Minnesota dedicated to getting folks of all ages, races, and socioeconomic status on bicycles. Our primary activity is collecting old bikes, fixing them and getting them to low-income people. We promote free cycling events in the community, distribute helmets, teach mechanical skills and safety. Along the way we build relationships among the young and the old, the poor and the rich, people of different races and ethnicities, the privileged and the “least and lost.” Bicycling is for everybody and in sharing this health promoting, planet friendly activity we bring our community closer to the inclusive vision entrusted to us by our Creator. And we have a lot of FUN!
Watch this space for upcoming events. Read the blog and post comments. Check out the history of Shifting Gears. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer, donate bikes, or get more information.
Check out pictures on the blog page or on Facebook.
Late Fall Bike Drop Off! Saturday November 17. 10AM – 3PM We are going to do it again!!
Kids outgrew their bikes this year?
Took advantage of end of season bike shop sales and your old bike needs a new home?
Have bikes hanging unused in the garage that your partner has been bugging you to get rid of?
Shifting Gears would love to accept your bike donations before the snow flies, clearing our your storage for snow shovels and skis. Help keep us busy over the winter! See the new shop!
We are located at 303 Railroad St SW.
Cross the Irivne Street Railroad bridge.
Turn left, we are the next building over from Frenzel Feeds.
Night We Light Bicycles participating in Parade!! Celebrate Bike Friendly Bemidji!
Cyclists are welcome to join us for the night we light parade. Free blinky lights while they last. Line up at 5PM at Paul and Babe on Friday November 23, 2012.
Winter Biking Class December 1, 2012 1PM-4PM
Thinking about pushing the cold weather envelope this year? It is possible, fun, and rewarding to ride your bike in the winter. Even in Bemidji! Join us at Shifting Gears to learn all you want to know about riding safely and confidently no matter what the weather. We will cover clothing, tires, maintenance, lights, safety, and more. After a couple of hours swapping tips we’ll head out for a ride, so bring your bike and your helmet! email email@example.com
Save the Date! 4th Annual Brrrrmidji New Years Bike Ride. January 1, 2013 1:00PM
Once again Noemi Ayelsworth, owner of the Cabin Coffeehouse
, will be hosting the first cycling event of the year.
This year in addition to celebrating cycling in the New Year we will be celebrating The Cabin’s status as a Bronze Level Bike Friendly Business
! Join us for chilly adventure, hot beverages, and warm conversation. Watch this space for more details. Check out the blog
for last years report!
Coming: Winter 2013 Bike Maintenance Classes Watch this space for times and dates!