The BikeShed is a volunteer on-site group at CERES in Melbourne that promotes cycling in the local community by teaching people how to fix their own bikes.
Membership of the BikeShed is $10 per year, $5 for students and concession card holders and $13 for a whole family or household.
Even though the bike shed cannot offer these services, our volunteers may be able to point you towards someone who can.
Current opening hours:
PUBLIC HOLIDAY NOTE: We generally do not open on public holiday weekends, however this depends on available volunteers. Unless you have been informed otherwise, assume we won't be there on public holiday weekends.
HOT WEATHER NOTE: We will not open the shed if the temperature is forecast to go over 40 degress. (The shed is like an oven.)
There are also occasional BikeShed working bees and clean ups on other days of the week, but we cannot sell bikes or help with bike repairs on these days. We only help people with their bikes on Fri, Sat and Sunday when the shed is open.
Recycled bicycles are those that have been donated to the BikeShed which we sell to pay for the tools and equipment at the shed. They are accepted in any condition, so when someone wants a broken or incomplete bike we see that as an opportunity to teach them how to fix a bike.
Each bike costs between $30 and $70, with vintage road bicycles, specialised bikes and high-end bikes costing a little more. This price includes all parts needed to get the bike on the road.
When buying a recycled bike:
The shed is chaotic place and people will use any tools they can find.
If your tools are visible then you will probably never see them again. They will probably be used by someone else and either left in that persons pocket or put away inside the shed. We will not give tools back to you unless a) you can actually find them and b) they are marked with your name.
To put it simply... people consider all tools at the shed to be sheds tools, including your tools.
In summary: Do not bring your own tools to the shed.