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About The Bike Place

You may be asking yourself what is The Bike Place?

A Shop, Kinda. A Club? Kinda.  

The Bike Place is a repair shop, display room and community.  Princeton Illinois to be exact.  Turn off Interstate 80 and head to North Main Street!





What do we do?

Fix Bicycles

We believe that everyone deserves transportation.  We have a dedicated team of volunteers who repair used bikes for sale and donation to the community.  Flat tire?  Bent frame?  Old brakes or bad gear shift?  Bring it to us!

Give Away, Loan and Sell Used Bikes  

Adults–Want to try riding again without breaking the bank?  Start with a safe, comfortable, used bike you can afford.  A cruiser or road bike; hybrid or even a three-wheeler.  We have all sizes for men and women.

Youth–Mountain bike?  Trick bike?  10 speed or 15 speed?

Kids–Start small with a seat and handlebars that fit…Pink with streamers or super hero style? 

Everybody–We’re setting up a bike sharing network for visitors, shoppers, newbies and casual riders alike.


Community Bike Club

Belonging and building The Bike Place with us offers tool sharing, mentoring, a place to exchange ideas and support other cyclists.  Discounts and specials on equipment and accessories…and first dibs on some surprising two-and three-wheeled bargains. 

Community Outreach and Public Education

Events like the annual Z Tour, bike rodeos, bicycle film fests and art shows are just part of the picture.  Princeton’s Bicycle Pedestrian Commission identifies the strategies and The Bike Place helps make them happen.  






Our Starting Board Members


Rick Brooks


Keenan Campbell



Sarah Church

The Real Hands-on Fixers and Problem Solvers