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2430 Glass Street
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the project

Resource Bike Co-op creates cycling opportunities for kids and adults by providing access to a cooperative workspace, safe cycling education, and mechanical instruction.   We teach members how to build or repair a bicycle (using recycled parts) and ride it safely.  Since 2008, Chattanoogans have built over 2,000 bikes with us. 

We’ve recently opened a new workspace on Glass Street.  It is a great space to grow into, so we are asking Chattanoogans and like-minded folks to help us fill it out! 


  • Triple our workstations!  New professional tools, repair stands, lighting fixtures, and lumber will be purchased. Storage fixtures for parts, frames, and wheels are a must, as they will reduce the amount of floor space our inventory occupies, freeing more space for teaching.  

  • Launch a thrift store for cyclists.  We’ll build a check-out kiosk, retail shelves, and window displays to provide low-cost access to bike racks, lights, jerseys, and other gear to keep cyclists rolling safely, through all seasons.

  • Establish a community meeting spot and classroom.  Tables, chairs, a digital projector, and white boards will help foster learning and collaboration for folks working to improve our community.

Help us meet our goals!

There has never been a more impactful time to give to the Co-op! For every $1 you give to this campaign, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga will give us an additional $2.    Your help will allow us to meet our goals and make ReSource Bicycle Cooperative a permanent institution serving Chattanooga’s cyclists as our community grows!  Please give today, then share your story with others.




the steps

  1. We're telling our story and collecting donations from folks like you until December 10.
  2. This is when the 2:1 match happens!  The Community Foundation will give us up to $18,000 ($2 for every $1 you give).
  3. Purchase the tools and materials we need to make our space great.
  4. Organize work parties.  Join us as we build and organize.
  5. Build more bikes, teach more classes, open our thrift store! 




why we're doing it

A bike can mean so many things to different people. For some, it's a way to get to and from work and allows them to have reliable transportation. For others it's a cleaner way to commute, or it's their physical activity of choice. Then of course for children it's the ultimate joy bringer. We believe no one should be deprived of the ability to not only own a bike, but maintain it and, more importantly, learn how to ride it safely.

We want to upgrade our space to be able to handle the traffic of all of our programs. We believe Chattanooga has a great bike culture and we want to continue to cultivate and help grow it the right way! 


We will create a space which can handle a higher capacity allowing us to bring more people through our mechanical and safe riding programs.  We’re going to raise $10,000 with your help, then the Community Foundation will give us up to $18,000 more ($2 for every $1 you give).  Here’s what that money buys:


  • Professional Tools (Air Compressor, Industrial Sink, Basic Wrenches, Wheel Stands, Specialty Bike Tools)4
  • Classroom and Class Tools (Tables, Chairs, Projector, Whiteboards, Traffic Cones, Bikes for lessons)
  • Workstations (Repair Stands, Lights, Lumber, Paint, Shelves)
  • Thrift Store (Register, Kiosk, Window Displays, Retail Shelves)

SUBTOTAL = $10,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,335


RAISED = $5,050.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $146.07




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