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.

Check out pictures on the blog page or on Facebook.

Shifting Gears is Closed the weeks of November 25 and December 2, 2013
Stay tuned for Winter hours.
Call Dillon at 760-6931 for urgent needs or to schedule donation drop offs.
Bicycles will Lead the Night We Light Parade !!  Celebrate Bike Friendly Bemidji!  This Friday November 29th!  Featuring the first public glimpse of Bemidji’s own Nice Ride Bike!!
All cyclists are welcome to join us.  Show up with helmet and your ride between 5:30 and 6PM on 8th Street between Minnesota and Beltrami Avenues.  People are welcome test ride the Nice Ride Bike after the parade.
Save the Date!  5th Annual Brrrrmidji New Years Bike Ride. January 1, 2014 1:00PM
The Cabin Coffeehouse, will once again be hosting the first cycling event of the year.
There will be two routes, for the most hardy a 17 mile ride around Lake Bemidji.  For those who would like a shorter ride we will to a tour of the town which depending on the temperature will be somewhere between 2 and 7 miles.
Join us for chilly adventure, hot beverages, and warm conversation.  Watch this space for more details.  Check out the blog for the 2012 report or Facebook for 2013.
Coming: Winter Bike Classes  Watch this space for times and dates!