Hours: 10am-5:30pm, Weds thru Saturday; Sundays are reserved for repair classes, by reservation only.
Bike Works is a unique new concept in bicycle related retail operations. The culmination of owner/manager Joe Bianculli's 35 years of experience in the bicycle industry, Bike Works aims to empower the cycling community with the highest quality, most affordable service available anywhere, a complete schedule of user-friendly repair classes, and the opportunity to rent state-of-the-art, professionally set-up service bays for "do-it-yourself" savings. DIY people may rent bays by the half-hour or more, and may book service advice and training if they so desire. Additionally, in an effort the combat a growning tendency for the bicycle industry to be "throw-away" just like the rest of our society, Bike Works offers a completely free, DIY bike tire patching service, because re-use is always the most ecologically sound solution! And in this case, it is certainly the least expensive, as well.
Manager/owner Joe Bianculli and his wife and partner, Molly, owned and operated Life Cycle, Inc, a Top 100 in the US retail bicycle store, for many years in Salem, OR. Upon selling that business, Mr. Bianculli opened and operated a school for professional bike shop personnel, in Bend OR, for two years. He most recently worked in Tucson, AZ, as Service Manager at TriSports.com, the world's largest seller of triathlon, racing, and high performance bicycles. He has worked as a race support mechanic, race promoter and announcer, and raced for over 12 years. Additionally, he has consulted with bike shop owners and managers regarding bike shop design and operation. A committed environmentalist for over 40 years, he has a Master's degree in ecology, taught biology at the community college level, and performed field research for the US Forest Service in fire ecology. Bike Works is a labor of love, and reflects his 40-year fascination with bikes, especially bicycle mechanical procedures--and a belief that cyclists should be and must be empowered with fair service and increased personal knowledge.