St Pete Bike Co-op in Downtown St Petersburg

By Published On: November 7th, 2023

St Pete Bike Co-op in Downtown St Pete

Published on 11/07/23: The St Pete Bike Co-op in Downtown St Pete! Does someone in your family or group of friends enjoy biking? This is a non-profit, volunteer run, community organization. We had a chance to visit and see the co-op in action! It’s certainly quite the workshop and FILLED with community spirit. St. Pete Bike Co-op

Pictured with us in last photo is our friend of several years, Mr. Mark Johansen. He’s super nice and a volunteer at the co-op. When you visit, tell him Mike from Loving St Pete says “Hi!”.

St Pete Bike Co-Op’s Mission

Mission: Provide people of all ages and backgrounds with assistance and instructions on how to repair and maintain bicycles. They provide affordable ways to acquire and maintain a bike, offer bicycle related education programs, and more! If you’re having issues with your bike, bring it in and learn how to affordably fix it. “We hope to inspire self-sufficiency through knowledge of bicycle maintenance.”
Google Reviews: 4.9/5 with 46 reviews
Address: 559 Mirror Lake Drive, St Pete (next to St. Pete Shuffle)
Open Hours: Mon and Thurs from 6pm to 9pm (additional times avail for members)

How you can help at the St Pete Bike Co-op

🚲 Donate your used bicycles (kids and adults) and any bicycle parts from your garage. They’ll salvage everything they can and put it to great use. If you’re unable to drop-off, email the co-op and they’ll try to arrange a pickup.
🚲 Consider purchasing a used bike from the co-op. They’ve been refurbished by trained mechanics. Purchases help fund their mission.
🚲 Cash/paypal donations – link in comments.
🚲Volunteers to help further their mission!

The St Pete Bike Co-op offers memberships that provide special hours & deals.

One Year Membership = $60 – $100 (pay what you can):
🚲Access to shop and tools during open hours and Members/Volunteers Only events
🚴‍♂️Advice from mechanics
🚴Ability to purchase used parts (all parts must be installed at time of purchase, at the co-op and leave on a bike)
One Time Shop Fee = $20 (for those in need, pay what you can)
🚲Access to shop & tools during open hours
🚴Limited to one major component per visit (Breaks, Bars/Headset, Wheels, Bottom Bracket/Cranks, Derailers)
🚴🏻‍♀️Advice from mechanics
The St Pete Bike Co-op has partnered with the The Christmas Toy Shop Project, Inc. (posting soon) this holiday season to provide bikes to children in need!

I’m a St Pete Real Estate Agent, with over 43K people following my LovingStPete Guide on social media! My past includes developing a vacation rental advertising business that I ran for more than a decade, then sold to HomeAway/VRBO. I’d love to help you buy or sell a property, simply contact me.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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