Educational Opportunities

Learn Bicycle Repair Skills

Want to learn how to fix your own bike? We can help!

Learn bicycle repair and maintenance skills

at Chain Reaction Bike Shop

No appointment or prior experience necessary.

No fee or donation requested in order to learn skills.

Just come to the Bike Shop when we are open!

Wednesdays 10-3, Fridays 3-7, Saturdays 10-3

 

 

 

 

Bicycling Safety Classes available

Learn best practices for riding on city streets and off-road trails

  • Pedestrians stay to the Left, but Bicyclists ride on the Right!
  • When riding on the trail and you come up behind a pedestrian, give them an early warning that you are coming through.
    • Call out, “ON YOUR LEFT (or right) !”
  • Use Hand Signals to indicate your Turns to everyone around you : Point the Way!
  • Riding at Night? Use your Lights!
  • Riding at Dusk?  USE YOUR LIGHTS!
  • Always Wear a Helmet when you ride.  Another name for your helmet is your BRAIN BUCKET. Use yours to protect your brain.
  • If you get into a tangle with a motorized vehicle, the other guy is always gonna win. Wear the helmet WHENEVER you ride.

Keep the rubber on the road!

Call 574-903-3056 for more information.

Chamberlain 2nd graders

December 2, 2016 in Chain Reaction Bike Shop, Events, Featured

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More photos of the Chamberlain Elementary 2nd grade visitors to CRBikeShop

December 2, 2016 in Chain Reaction Bike Shop, Events

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Chamberlain Elementary School 2nd Grade Volunteers

December 2, 2016 in Chain Reaction Bike Shop, Events, Featured

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CRBP is still a 501-c-3 Nonprofit org!

June 10, 2016 in Bulletin, Chain Reaction Bike Shop, Featured

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Despite the recent ruling by the State of Indiana’s Tax Board which decided that the Chain Reaction Bike Shop will have to pay property taxes to help support Indiana’s state budget, Chain Reaction Bicycle Project, Inc., and the Chain Reaction Bike Shop remain a federally approved 501-c-3 nonprofit charitable organization.

As a 501-c-3 nonprofit, all contributions made to Chain Reaction Bicycle Project or the Bike Shop are tax deductible as allowed by law.   In particular, donations given to this organization which are not in exchange for parts or services may be tax deductible as allowed by law.

Board member, Phil Mason, said, “…the recent denial (of the property tax exemption) sets a very high bar for anyone seeking an exemption, but what it also sets up is an unequal reality for those organizations that got their exemption before this tax court’s practices went into effect and those that did not. Using the tax court’s logic, what church would be able to maintain their property tax exemption? Doubt many of them would be able to prove they are doing something that relieves the government of spending money. The use of large hospitals as an example is interesting too. They are multi-million $$ entities not quite on the scale we are.

“We can fight (the decision) on principle but we will quickly burn through what we would be paying in taxes annually. Capitulation is unpleasant, but unless some deep pockets emerge that want to make our case an example, I am not sure we can mount much of a challenge.” PM

New Mural at Chain Reaction Bike Shop

August 29, 2015 in Chain Reaction Bike Shop, Featured

Special thanks to Ellen Schlabach for a great job on our mural!

New mural on the alley wall of the Bike Shop

New mural on the alley wall of the Bike Shop

CRBP Mural

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