The Freewheel Project, located at 618 S. Main St., has recently reopened for its second season. We are a not-for-profit bicycle collective with a mission: to empower the culture of cycling through infrastructure, education, and accessibility.
Our space has come a long way since we acquired it in early 2015. We owe much of our success to our countless volunteers and donors. Every contribution–time, money, unwanted bicycles, or parts–has helped us grow. Thank you for seeing potential in a small team of people who want to give back to the cycling community.
Since our official open in November 2015, we’ve been working hard to do a little something for everybody. We’ve hosted rides and tours, held cycling-related workshops, donated bicycles to several neighborhoods and organizations, and taught bicycle maintenance skills.
Looking to the future, we are interested in creating programs based on what Gainesville’s cycling community wants and needs. We recognize cycling for sport and as sustainable transportation. We want to demystify the bicycle for its wide range of users. Let us know what you would like to see from us and how we can help your community.
The Freewheel Project is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 1pm-9pm, and Thursday through Saturday, 1pm-6pm. We are a full service bike shop and collective that gives its members access to work stands, tools, knowledge, and a bicycle library. We offer a selection of low-cost bicycles, a work trade program, and a bike thrift of used parts.