Our bike sales enable us to provide community service options for youth and adults. We are primarily volunteer run; we receive donated bikes, fix them up, and have them available for the public to purchase.
Have a bike you would like to donate? Feel free to bring it in! Want to volunteer? Volunteers are always welcome! We are also an option for court ordered community service hours. Stop by and we’ll get you started!
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A friend of mine used to be obsessed with his bike, he was out on it ten times a day. He’s fine now, just had to break the cycle.
Which bike type is right for you??
Bicycle Types: How to Pick the Best Bike for You Bicycle Types: How to Pick the Best Bike for You So Many ChoicesWhen trying to decide on the best type of bike, think about these questions:Who do you ride with? What do they ride?What have you had in the past that you liked?What have you had in the past that you disliked?Where would you like to ri...
We believe organizations like Shifting Gears help foster a happier and healthier world by improving the quality of life for those in our community. Share with us how you make a positive impact!
How to Bike Around the World:
How to cycle around the world - World Travel Guide Cycling across the globe is one of the most rewarding ways to see the world. Find out what you need to know before you undertake such a life-changing trip.
Happy Martin King Luther Jr. Day.
The definition of donate is "to make gift of."
Consider making a gift to Shifting Gears.
Give | Justiceworks Give JusticeWorks is a small non-profit organization dedicated to advancing forms of justice that strengthen and heal the communities of Portage County. To do our work effectively, we rely heavily on external support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. We offer a variety of individuall...
Did you know?
Bicycles can have more than one seat. Most popular configuration is two-seater tandem bike, but record holder is 67 feet long bicycle that was driven by 35 people.
Spotlight on a cool youth bike program:
Youth Education - Wisconsin Bike Fed Youth Education and Encouragement Programs Thirty years ago, more than 66% of... Read more about Youth Education
Cool bike gadgets:
Anyone can learn to ride a bike:
How to teach an adult to ride a bike quickly and simply | Cycling UK A step-by-step guide to teaching an adult to learn to cycle from Cycling UK (formerly CTC). For detailed advice on teaching an adult to ride a bike in 10 sim...
Is 2022 going right for you so far? Tell us how you're doing!
Happy New Year!
Consider volunteering, as having volunteer experience on your resume increases the chance of finding a job by 27%(Corporation for National and Community Service).
Tips on Bike Safety
Bicycle Safety | NHTSA Road Safety Topics Road Safety Child Safety Teen Driving Adapted Vehicles Vehicle Theft Prevention Pedestrian Safety Bicycle Safety Older Drivers Motorcycle Safety School Bus Safety Motorcycle Safety School Bus Safety 15-Passenger Vans Bicycle Safety Language: English Español Overview As you might ...
Thinking of giving?
Giving to charity will result in greatly boosting your mood
Harbaugh, Mayr and Burghart (2007)
If you wear a helmet, you’re half as likely to receive a head injury while riding a bike.
There is one female bike rider for every three male cyclists.
(Buzzfeed, University of Washington)
Did you know?
Australia is wider than the moon. The moon sits at 3400km in diameter, while Australia’s diameter from east to west is almost 4000km.
Did you know Copenhagen has more bikes than residents?
How to Size a Bike
Bike Size Chart - How to Choose Right Bicycle - 7 Methods! Ordering bikes online is becoming more and more popular because there are no shop-keeping or warehouse costs making the cost even less! Don’t worry about the fact that you might think you have to try your bike first because I can assure you it is overrated. And very highly. Salesmen only tell you ...
Biking can help you work better?!?
A study of 200 people by the University of Bristol found that employees who exercised before work or at lunchtime improved their time and workload management, and it boosted their motivation and their ability to deal with stress.
Spotlight on a Positive Program:
RentReady Housing Assistance | Stevens Point, WI - Official Website The RentReady program is administered by a local 501(c)3 Hunger Poverty Prevention Partnership (HPPP) designed to help persons with black marks in their past, which are keeping them out of housing, get a second chance through education, development of a personalized renter portfolio, individualized....
A 2008 study by Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton and colleagues found that giving money to someone else increased participants’ happiness more than spending it on themselves (despite participants’ prediction that spending on themselves would make them happier).
Q. Do you know what's the hardest part of learning to ride a bike?
A. The pavement.
Support Local Businesses, a resource:
Support Local Wisconsin Businesses | We're All In Wisconsin There are lots of simple ways you can support local businesses during the COVID pandemic. Learn more about how you can help, and send us your ideas! In Wisconsin, we are all in this together.
Who's up for making biking a year round activity?
Our Top 10 Reasons for Giving Back We’ve ranked ten of the many motives people have for giving back in their communities and beyond.
As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, a thought:
"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance."
You'll want to own a bike by the end of this book:
It's All About the Bike by Robert Penn | Penguin Random House Canada Robert Penn's It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels is a paean to the humble bike; it's the story of why we ride, and why this simple machine holds the power to transport us all.
We're still in the business of selling bikes, now might be the right time to get a bike.
Check this Thanksgiving Day Ride in Tucson, AZ!
Spotlight on an organization helping kids:
Consider making a donation to Shifting Gears and other nonprofit organizations, with your gift we can advance our mission and grow.
Musky Tackle | Bar | Liquor Store 35C Park Ridge Drive Stevens Point, WI 54481
We make handcrafted items!! Perfect for decorating your home or gifts for upcoming weddings, housewarmings, or just because!!
Students serving as reliable sports nutrition resources for student-athletes, coaches and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Engraving and Personalized gifts for any occasion. Awards, trophies, plaques, ribbons, baby gifts, wedding gifts, retirement gifts, memorial plaques, plus more.
Specializing in tiled showers, floors and backsplashes. We also do exterior remodels as well as new garages.
Radio KAOS Records - All the listening material you'll ever need.
Fine wood working.
A private by appointment bridal boutique offering beautiful bridal gowns in a luxe and modern boutique set up just for you and your favs! Come experience the magical feeling private, personalized wedding gown shopping creates!✨
Green Thumb Alternatives can help with h**p, CBD, and cannabis products to its customers to help them with a neglected aspect of healthcare. Products include h**p flowers/buds, tinctures, edibles, drinks, vapes, body products, and accessories.
Lovingly handmade crafts available for sale.