100% of Old Spokes Home profits support Bike Recycle Vermont.
In October 2014, Bike Recycle Vermont staff and volunteers formed a non-profit organization, Burlington Bike Project, in order to purchase Old Spokes Home. Burlington Bike Project successfully purchased Old Spokes in January 2015.
Old Spokes Home is a popular full-service retail bike shop selling used and new bikes. The shop primarily serves a growing population of everyday bike commuters and enthusiasts. Old Spokes Home is capable of providing a reliable, mission-related source of revenue that allows Bike Recycle Vermont to be less reliant on grants and private donations, and therefore become a stronger and more sustainable organization.
Philosophically, the two bikes shops have so much in common: staff members who are passionate about bikes and social change, a dedication to refurbishing used bikes and parts, loyal customer bases of everyday commuters and bike enthusiasts, and a history of promoting bike culture in Burlington and Vermont. It's a natural and powerful pairing.