Suburban Assault

Querencia Community Bike Shop

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I live in Dallas, but it took Urban Velo, a Pittsburgh based publication, to point out one of the coolest bike shop concepts that happens to be right in my own back yard. Querencia Community Bike Shop is an all-volunteer, non-profit bike shop that is located in Denton, a few miles north of Dallas. They offer space, tools, parts and knowledge for anybody who wants to come build, repair or maintain their bicycle.

Photo from Querencia. Please Visit Their Site

Photo from Querencia. Please Visit Their Site

They also have a “Green Bike” program where they take abandoned or donated bikes, fix them up, then lend them out to the Denton community as an alternative way to get around town. It’s free to use the green bikes, but they must never be locked up, taken inside or removed from Denton. Pretty amazing concept.

Here’s a little video that helps explain who they are:

Although bicycle co-ops aren’t a new concept to the the cycle world, it is to North Texas. My only hope is that more of these would open up throughout the state – especially closer to me – so that more people become more bike-aware in their neighborhoods and communities.

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Written by dickdavid

August 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Posted in Bike Shops

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  1. Very cool.

    bibliosk8

    August 25, 2009 at 12:50 pm


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