Welcome to RBH
We are a group of cyclists working to establish a community bike shop in Rockville Maryland. Incorporated in September of 2014 as a non-profit corporation, our goal is to provide a place where cyclists of all kinds can go to learn how to fix and maintain their bikes, borrow space and tools to build or upgrade a bike, or just get advice and talk about bikes.
We are also working on bicycle-related projects in the community to help educate people about the benefits of bicycling to enhance health, improve the environment and promote more human-scaled communities.
The Rockville Bike Hub aims to enable members of the community to obtain, recycle and maintain bicycles, to repair and donate to those in need unused and unwanted bicycles, to educate community members about benefits of biking and to enhance the health of our community and environment by promoting bicycle transportation.
The goal of the Rockville Bike Hub is to establish a community bike shop in Rockville, MD to provide a place where cyclists of all kinds can go to learn how to fix and maintain their bikes, borrow space and tools to build or upgrade a bike, or just get advice and talk about bikes. The Rockville Bike Hub will serve members of the community who use a bicycle for transportation or recreation, but who may have limited disposable income to pay for repair or replacement of an existing bicycle. The Rockville Bike Hub will also focus on underserved groups in the bicycling community such as women and minorities, who may often feel that shops who cater to bicycling enthusiasts are indifferent to their bicycling interests or concerns. RBH will encourage all bicyclists in the community with an interest in, or need of, bicycle repair and maintenance to participate in its activities. In addition, the Rockville Bike Hub will provide enthusiasts with a place to share knowledge and experience with each other and with anyone else who wants to learn.
I’ve Done All this before!
Are you already an experienced mechanic? Or do you just enjoy talking about bikes and learning? Become a volunteer and pass your wisdom on to others. Even if you’ve only done simple maintenance on your own bike, consider volunteering. No matter what your level of mechanical experience, you’re welcome to become a volunteer. The most important qualifications are enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.
Do You Need Other Help?
There are a lot of other tasks that need to happen behind the scenes. From bookkeeping & accounting, to photography, there are plenty of things that you can help with in addition to learning bike mechanics. Here are a few ideas:
Work with the Board and other volunteers to develop ideas for fundraising activities. The activities could be online, or in the form of special events.
Handy with Twitter and Facebook? Show us how we can improve our outreach over these media.
While we are busy working on bike evaluation, wrenching instruction and outreach we need plenty of pictures to publish on the Website, Twitter and Facebook to show the world what fun we are having.
Good at drawing up schedules and persuading people to fill gaps? When we have a good community of volunteers willing to help with Farmer's Market Saturdays, and other RBH events, we'll need a volunteer coordinator to organize cover for all events.
PO Box 10696, Rockville MD 20849