Freehub Community Bike Centre

Freehub logo

The Freehub Community Bike Centre is a do-it-yourself, volunteer-run, donation-funded program of the Guelph Tool Library operating in our Old Quebec Street Shoppes location. Everyone is welcome to visit to access a repair stand, common bike tools, common replacement parts, and assistance from our volunteer mechanics.

Freehub Hours

Our Winter 2023 walk-in hours are:

Tuesday5:30-7 pm
Saturday1-5 pm

To book an appointment outside these hours but still during during any regular Tool Library hours, please visit this form at least 48 hours before your appointment. You will then receive an email confirming your appointment.

Hours are subject to change under special circumstances; follow @freehubgtl or @GToolLibrary on Instagram for updates or call the Guelph Tool Library at (519) 836-7909 to confirm we are open.

Guelph Tool Library members may also borrow bike tools and a repair stand from our library inventory any time the Tool Library is open.

A Freehub volunteer assists a cyclist with a repair in a park

Collaborate With Us

Do you have an idea of how we can help your organization make cycling more accessible to all community members? We are interested in hosting drop-in DIY repairs, workshops, and other activities around the community. Please reach out to freehub@guelphtoollibrary.org about collaborating!

Parts List

We currently stock the following new parts for sale to Freehub visitors:

  • Shift and brake cable and housing
  • V-brake pads
  • Patch kits
  • Tubes (700C x 18-23mm, 26″ x 1.95″-2.125″, and a limited number of odd sizes)

For other parts, we encourage you to visit one of Guelph’s local bike shops before going online. Our local shops will either have what you need or order it in just for you.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteers with any level of experience are invited to help out at the Freehub. Please send an email to freehub@guelphtoollibrary.org or come by during our hours for more information

Support Us

The Freehub is grateful for the support of the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and City of Guelph through the Activating Community Micro-Grant and of OPIRG-Guelph.

The Freehub relies on monetary donations to operate. If you are able, please consider making a $5-$10 cash donation when you visit us to support our work. Alternatively, you may donate to us online by visiting http://guelphtoollibrary.org/shop/, selecting the Freehub option.

Due to limited space, we generally cannot accept donations of complete bikes, frames, or wheels at this time. If you have smaller parts to donate, such as shifter, brake, drivetrain components, or accessories, please contact us at freehub@guelphtoollibrary.ca before you visit.

Community Bike Resources

City of Guelph ReCycle Program

Guelph residents can get up to two free bikes per year or donate a working-condition bicycle for someone else to use. Visit https://guelph.ca/living/environment/garbage-and-recycling/bike-reuse-program/ for more information.

63 Arkell Road

Mary Rife fixes and sells affordable used bikes to support charities out of her home at 63 Arkell Road. She is open on sunny afternoons from mid-April to the end of October from around 1-6 pm. You can reach Mary at maryjimrife at gmail dot com.