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 shiftinggearsbemidji@gmail.com to volunteer, donate bikes, or get more information.

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.

Thanks to Matt, Jake, Dillon, Mark, Bob, and John for a great job of shop cleanup on June 14th!

Shop will be closed until Saturday July 12 at 1:00PM for reorganization.  Watch this space for details.  

For urgent needs call:  766-2465 and leave a message.  We will do what we can to help.  Thanks for your patience. 

We will be set up at Loop the Lake this weekend.  Join us for a great day of fun.  Registration is 8AM-9:30AM at the Sanford Center parking lot.  More details at bikebemidji.com.

Check out pictures on the blog page or on Facebook.