Community Motorcycle Garage

The convenience of a traditional repair shop, the freedom to DIY, the environment of a hackerspace and the operational model of a co-op. Attend a class to learn motorcycle repair. Drop off your bike to have it fixed or pull your motorcycle into a bay and do it yourself. Watch custom bike builds or roll up your sleeves and craft your own. Become a member, have your voice heard and vote to transform the shop’s direction. Stop by to meet other bikers, enjoy the scene, organize a ride or join in shop events. The possibilities of involvement are endless, the decision is yours.

Interested?  Start with our always free Shop Introduction (held twice a month) to see what a truly immersive motorcycle community scene is like  – click here.

Ego and mechanical experience not needed

Most of us have experienced the joy of watching and working on a project in a garage with a few friends. Time melts off the clock and friendships are forged while learning how to break, build and restore the machines that we enjoy riding so much.

Extracting this idea, experience and feeling out of a personal garage and using it as a foundation for our community space is what drives us. Creating a shop that allows you to wrench, learn, belong and work alongside the community of passionate motorcyclists. The tools, tire changer, work spaces, Wi-Fi and garage are simply the catalyst for the community we are fostering.

“If it’s not impossible, there must be a way to do it” – Sir Nicholas Winton

Latest News

3 months ago

MotoGarage

Important Shop Update!!

A huge thank you for the support of our DIY shop over last three years! Experiencing a DIY shop in motion by our community of motorcycle wrenchers has been incredible.

Our ultimate dream has always been one in which members have unlimited access and ability to mold our space to create a truly collaborative, community motorcycle space.

We’re coming up on our lease in our current location and we’re changing the direction of how the shop functions. We plan on taking the shop in one of two directions, dependent upon feedback/support.

1) Option One - Strip the DIY (and expensive components, e.g. the specialty insurance) out of the shop and operate it strictly as a small drop off / custom bike building shop, possibly at our current location.

2) Option Two - Evolve the shop and hand over the keys and make the shop member only, scrap the hours, restructure pricing and convert the model to emulate a full co-op style experience (see www.boulderstreetmoto.com/ or pumpingstationone.org/). The shop would become a 24/ 7 ‘hacker space’ ran exclusively by the members, with an expansion into non-motorcycle related hobbies.

To accommodate option two we would need enough supporters - our tentative proposal;

New Membership Model;

Key Holding Member*
Dues $70 / month
Registration Fee $250
*Post prospect phase, member vote, technical evaluation and shop operation and safety teaching

Includes:
-24/7 access to the shop via given keys or keypad combination*
-Use of space, tools and equipment (buddy system for lifts and heavy machinery)
-Access to motorcycle storage through a TBD system designed by the members
-Access to personal storage bins at no charge if available
-Mechanic coaching by yours truly
-Voting privileges on decisions the organization makes
-Ability to propose votes to the membership such as for creating policies or purchasing
-The right to run to be on the board in the yearly election

If you would be interested in applying, having access to your very own motorcycle shop, joining the members already on board, and helping us reach the level of members needed to run the shop in this model – please drop us an email at info@motogaragechi.com by Friday, August 31st.

Thank you all – it’s been an amazing experience the last three years!

Matt Milford
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Important Shop Update!!
 
A huge thank you for the support of our DIY shop over last three years!  Experiencing a DIY shop in motion by our community of motorcycle wrenchers has been incredible. 
  
Our ultimate dream has always been one in which members have unlimited access and ability to mold our space to create a truly collaborative, community motorcycle space.  

We’re coming up on our lease in our current location and we’re changing the direction of how the shop functions.  We plan on taking the shop in one of two directions, dependent upon feedback/support. 
 
1)   Option One - Strip the DIY (and expensive components, e.g. the specialty insurance) out of the shop and operate it strictly as a small drop off / custom bike building shop, possibly at our current location.  
 
2)   Option Two - Evolve the shop and hand over the keys and make the shop member only, scrap the hours, restructure pricing and convert the model to emulate a full co-op style experience  (see https://www.boulderstreetmoto.com/ or https://pumpingstationone.org/). The shop would become a 24/ 7 ‘hacker space’ ran exclusively by the members, with an expansion into non-motorcycle related hobbies.

To accommodate option two we would need enough supporters - our tentative proposal;

New Membership Model;
 
Key Holding Member*
Dues $70 / month 
Registration Fee $250 
*Post prospect phase, member vote, technical evaluation and shop operation and safety teaching

Includes:
-24/7 access to the shop via given keys or keypad combination*
-Use of space, tools and equipment (buddy system for lifts and heavy machinery)
-Access to motorcycle storage through a TBD system designed by the members
-Access to personal storage bins at no charge if available
-Mechanic coaching by yours truly
-Voting privileges on decisions the organization makes
-Ability to propose votes to the membership such as for creating policies or purchasing
-The right to run to be on the board in the yearly election
  
If you would be interested in applying, having access to your very own motorcycle shop, joining the members already on board, and helping us reach the level of members needed to run the shop in this model – please drop us an email at info@motogaragechi.com by Friday, August 31st.  

Thank you all – it’s been an amazing experience the last three years!

Matt Milford

 

Comment on Facebook

Classes would be great as well

The co-op sounds unique and amazing

People who diy do it in their home garage. ..become a shop and start making money!

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Recent Reviews

“Very cool place that is developing as we speak. Super friendly owners provide a fun atmosphere for bike enthusiasts of all levels to learn, wrench, and collaborate. I’m excited about getting in on this place early as I have a lot to learn about bike mechanics and look forward to getting to know the community as well. Owners are open to new ideas and are listening to the community. Xbox, movies, music, arcade, tools, lifts, bays, computers, you name it. As a newer rider that’s been struggling to break into the community I feel this is a great find.”Rick L
“Excellent facility, all the tools you would need in a one stop shop. If you have a bike, you need to know about this place!”bobmustang1
“My new home away from home…….great place…feels just like back in the day workin on bikes with my friends or just hang out and help out…always an extra set of hands avalable with sombody to bounce ideas off of and plenty of knowledge”my name is Mud