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.
Our Winter 2023 walk-in hours are:
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.
Guelph Tool Library members may also borrow bike tools and a repair stand from our library inventory any time the Tool Library is open.
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 email@example.com about collaborating!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or come by during our hours for more information
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 email@example.com 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.