Library evolves into community bike shop

March 9th, 2013 at 12:27 pm by under Latest Posts

The former Esperanza Library off Central Avenue NW has been renovated and converted into the Esperanza Community Bike Shop.

The project under the city of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department also will house the departments Bicycle Safety Education program and a bicycle-recycling program named in honor of Richard Rivas, who was known for recycling bikes and giving them to those in need.

“The shop will be a community resource for learning all about bicycles: from maintaining one’s own two-wheeler to putting old bikes to new use,” a statement from the department says.   “Among the new programs at the shop is the Earn-A-Bike program, where kids 9-17 years of age can learn how to maintain and repair a bike, all while earning a bike all their own.”

Open shop sessions are scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from noon-7 p.m. on Sundays.

The shop is at 5600 Esperanza NW one block north of Central Avenue between Yucca Drive and 57th Street.

Additional information on programs and hours is available on the city’s website.

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