Wrench-a-Thon 2019

Message from Kyle Winters

When? Dec 6th-8th

We made it! Dec 6th-8th marks our 3rd annual Wrench-A-Thon! If you are reading this, then you are the Collective. You’ve rolled up your sleeves and wrenched with us or helped in other ways. People like you are the cogs (get it?) that keep the Collective rolling (get it, again?), and we’d love for you help us with this year’s Wrench-A-Thon. The truth is, as we have been so fortunate to grow the number of people we serve, we need your help more than ever.

What is it? 

The Collective’s volunteers, like you and me, put in 24 (28?!) hours of work in closed shop over the course of three days. Volunteers often register for one or more 3-hour shifts.  More importantly, it’s a wonderful weekend of greasy bike refurbishment, gallons of Gojo, home-baked cookies, coffee, Tyler in a silly hat, and one shared effort to continue building community in Manchester.

The details:

Sign-ups can be found here

Shifts are loosely structured, so if they don’t line up perfectly with your availability, no sweat, just pick one that is close. Don’t want to click the link? Just let us know a time, and we will mark you down.

Gathering of Supporters!

Oct 30 at To Share Brewery

If you ARE, or want to consider being, a supporter of your community bike shop, by

    • Bike(s)
    • Parts
    • Supplies
    • $ (one time or sustaining)

Come meet with us at

To Share Brewery

720 Union Street, Manchester

OCTOBER 30th from 5-8 PM

RSVP to Gathering!

To Share is opening exclusively for QC Bike and you ARE or CAN BE part of it!

Come down and CELEBRATE! LEARN more about QC Bike and have some FUN!

Bike Swap @ S&W for CNHBC

We brought 8 very nice bikes to sell on Saturday, July 27 @ CNHBC swap @ S & W Sports!

QC Bike Collective 2019 Swap Bikes July
Wheel SizeMakeModelColor
700CenturionIron Manred
26Fuji25th Anniversaryblack/purple
700Trek1.2white & blue
700Quintana RooLucerogrey
26SpecializedRock Hopperblue
700RedlineConquest Cyclo-Xwhite & blue

CNHBC swap @ S&W May 18 & 19

We delivered 28 swap bikes to S&W Sports in Concord for the annual CNHBC swap event, to be held on Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19th. This is a great swap and a source of serious revenue for Queen City Bicycle Collective. We encourage you to come shop and support this effort. Here is a list of our 2019 swap bikes.

QC Bike Collective 2019 Swap Bikes
Wheel SizeMakeModelColorPrice
700FujiPalisade 1.0blue$250
24SpecializedHot Rocksilver$125
24JamisFesterdark bronze$100
20SpecializedHot Rockpink$70
24SpecializedHot Rockred$100
26Gary FisherKai Taiyellow$200
26RaleighEVA 3.0silver$225
26Trek4300dark grey$275
700Trek7.1FXdark blue$225
700KonaJake the Snakeblack$600
16infinityfolding bikeblack$100
16infinityfolding bikeblack$100
24K2Zed24blue & white$125
700FujiCrosstowndark blue$175
700TrekTCT 5000blue$500
26CannondaleScalpellime green$500
26TrekFuel EX7grey$500
700Quintana RooLucerogrey$1,000


Why QC Bike? #2 = EARN-a-BIKE

December 2018

Remember your first bike? The only thing better than that is kid who EARNED their own bike and learned how to ride it safely and responsibly. This is Earn-a-Bike!

For the past three years, QC Bike has provided 130-150 bike packages to Earn-a-Bike programs at Beech Street and Gossler Park Elementary Schools as part of the Manchester Community Schools Project. The bike package includes a fully refurbished bike, new helmet, lock and lights and it is earned through leadership programming at school. The bikes are distributed to the successful students at their big Block Party in May and it is really fun. A huge amount of work goes into making this project a success.

  • Student Leadership Projects at school; including academics and community service
  • Bike safety education assembly for students at school
  • Over 200-250 bikes collected to create 130-150, safe, clean bikes. Each one takes hours!
  • Fitting every kid for their bike and helmet and setting their custom lock combinations
  • Every bike is registered with the Manchester Police Department before it goes home

The Manchester Health Department, which facilitates the Earn-A-Bike Program, assists us in securing funds for the basic project, including the Granite United Way that contributed funds to support its inception, and we recently received a check from Speedway Children’s Charities that will help.  But, to make these bikes a true reward for the students, we need your help. The bikes come in from local landfills and backyards. The seats, grips, tubes and tires usually need to be replaced. The cost of these parts is about $25/bike. Please go to How You Can Help and scroll to “DONATE FUNDS” or contact me directly to make your gift to QC Bike Collective. We will use it well.

Sharing your enthusiasm for QC Bike Collective with others is one more way you can help us. Please invite friends and colleagues to join this collective, community effort.