Our Mission: Serving the community while
inspiring people to learn the art of bicycle repair.
Location: 3961 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA MAP
Currently our volunteer days are on pause due to COVID-19. Main volunteer workdays when we're not in a pandemic are 10am to 3pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of January-October. See the event calendar for more events and volunteer days.
The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange is a Section 501c(3) non-profit organization.
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Volunteer of the Month: Chris
Written by Lauren Z. Lauren Z.
Published: 01 September 2018 01 September 2018
Chris is originally from Wales but moved to the US, first Colorado then California, 14 years ago. He commutes daily to work via bicycle, taking the direct route to work, then the nice Bay Trail and Stevens Creek Trail for the ride home.
He's been volunteering at the Bicycle Exchange for about a year. When choosing a bike to fix, he likes the adult bikes because they are easy to test-ride, but the kids’ bikes are typically easier to repair. While his specialty is fixing tire problems, bent derailleurs are his biggest challenge.
He enjoys running (5K and 10K races) and swimming as well as riding. He loved visiting Paris for the architecture, cafes, and walks. And the most unusual thing that he has done is that he milked a cow in Denmark - ask him about it!