Cola Town Bike Collective - 10 Years - Est. 2014

Making a difference,
one bike at a time.

The Cola Town Bike Collective is a non-profit full-service bicycle shop dedicated to providing low and no-cost access to transportation to people in need across Columbia and the Midlands.

We are a full service bike shop located at 711 Elmwood Avenue, where we provide a wide range of new and used bikes and parts for sale to support our cause. Anyone from the community is welcome to service their own bikes at our shop during regular shop hours. We also host community events and offer public education on safe bicycle use.

The Bicycle Repair Network

We have outfitted Columbia with a grid of bike repair stands, free for anyone to use.

The Reliable Transportation Initiative

Donating and maintaining refurbished bicycles to those in need of transportation throughout the Midlands.

Meet Sprocket,
your new riding buddy.

We built Sprocket as a free web application to connect the Midlands by building a modular, scalable network of safe routes specifically for cyclists.

Bike Collective Membership

Become a Member of the Collective

The Cola Town Bike Collective now offers multiple membership opportunities, an excellent way to help support us as a non-profit so that we can continue to have amazing concerts, events, and fundraising activities at our shop. In return, you’ll receive many members-only perks such as free tune-ups, swag, and private members-only party events, and more!

Recent News

Upcoming Events

The full list of upcoming projects, concerts, and community engagement opportunities.

The Bike Shop

We serve our neighbors from our community bike shop at 711 Elmwood Avenue in Elmwood Park. Look for our sign at the entry ramp to I-126 — you’ll recognize the whirligig and the mural by Columbia artists Clark Ellefson and Trahern Cook and Maisie Cook Lawson.

Karl helping client with bike repair

Shop Services

As a full service bike shop, we provide tune-ups, wheel truing, hydraulic service, and custom build projects. We also allow members of the community access to our facility, work stands and tools if they would like to work on their own projects.

Karl, David, and Scott working in the bike shop

Volunteer Sign Up

We're always on the lookout for helpful volunteers around the shop and during events. No matter your level of mechanical experience we can an extra pair of hands. Contact us to see what opportunities we have available.

Shop Inventory

Our inventory of donated and refurbished bicycles is always changing. Check our inventory page or come by the shop to see what we have in stock. Updated weekly each Sunday.

We are a Nonprofit

As a nonprofit our organization relies on community support. Use the links below to make a one-time donation and learn more about becoming a partner.

Make a Donation

Your donations help us continue to serve our neighbors as a community bike shop. Every dollar you donate works hard to help us help others.

Become a Sponsor

Corporate sponsorship provide long-term support in our mission throughout Midlands. The aid of these organizations have been vital to our success over the years.

Our Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Central Carolina Community Foundation
OSB - Outspokin' Bicycles
Richland County Community Impact Grant