the bike lab

The next Bike Labs are Saturdays March 25th 11:30- maybe only 1:15; April 1 the usual 11:30-2:30. 2023, with Ruthy. at
12 Northern Ave, Northampton, MA

we've been collecting bikes to send to Haiti. We are trying to get them to the port in Norfolk Virginia to load onto a boat in April (2023). We're looking for a tow-behind-a-truck trailer about 6x10 to borrow. Also, if you'd like to contribute to fuel costs for the boat, please consider donating! Thanks!

Anyone wanting to learn more and/or share what they know about basic bike maintenance and repairs, is welcome to stop by these free informal workshops. If you have questions about fixing flats, understanding gears, bike fit, brake adjustments, suspicious squeaks or creaks, assembling a bike, or riding safely in traffic and in cold, we can problem solve together. We have tools and parts, mostly used. If you have a bike, bring it. If you need a bike, we can help you fix one up for yourself. If you have a mostly-functional bike or parts to donate, you can drop it off during normal Bike Lab hours, or contact Ruthy to make other arrangements. If you want to come to Bike Lab for any reason but your schedule doesn't allow, also contact Ruthy.

For more information contact Ruthy at 413-586-8031, or contact Ruthy by e-mail

Need a bike? we have lots to be fixed up, or if I'm out of town, contact *Bikes For All* at 584-4352 or email

Have a bike to donate? As of winter 2023, I'm collecting solid mtn bikes and wheels, and bmx bikes n wheels, to send to Haiti hopefully some time in Feb or March 2023.


bicycling street smarts & basic maintenance and repair

Spring 2023 at 8 High St, Florence, Mass. by Ruthy Woodring of Pedal People

If you can't make it to the regular Saturday Bike Lab and want to learn about maintenance and repair, or if you want to improve your safety and comfort riding in traffic, contact Ruthy to schedule a class.

The cost is a sliding scale from $0 to $40. Bartering arrangements are possible. Bicycles can be provided.

For more information, contact Ruthy by e-mail or call 413-586-8031.