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About The Bike Place

You may be asking yourself, “What is The Bike Place?”

A Shop?  Yes. A Club? Kinda. And More. 

The Bike Place is a repair shop, display room and community.  Princeton Illinois to be exact.  Turn off Interstate 80 and head to Main Street!  Go to the South End and turn left on Columbus, next to Spoons.  We’re one block east.  





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.

Share Skills, Ideas and Help with Bike Stuff

Belonging and building The Bike Place with us offers tool sharing, mentoring, a place to exchange ideas and support other cyclists of all abilities. Looking for friends to ride with?  Advice on how to stay in good cycling shape? Two-and three-wheeled bargains? Be a part of The Bike Place!

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.  We teach cycling skills and safety.  Princeton’s Bicycle Pedestrian Commission identifies the strategies and The Bike Place helps make them happen.  We co-sponsor, collaborate and co-promote. 

P.S.–We also keep tons of rusty old bikes out of the landfill.

In short, we are Princeton’s non-profit resource for a bicycle-friendly community.






Who are we? 

The Bike Place is a program of the non-profit and tax-exempt Midwest Partners Foundation.  Midwest Partners tackles local issues and programs to improve the quality of life where we live and work.  We develop projects that can serve as models for other communities.  

We’re your neighbors and colleagues.  To learn more, join us.