Waterside Workshops 82 Bolivar Dr, Berkeley, CA94710 Waterside Workshops offers creative projects aimed to train kids ages 10 to 18 in vocational, organizational and retail…More skills, and also provides a positive social environment for them. Projects include learning how to fix bicycles, build your own bike or construct a wooden boat; by the end of the class, most students have accumulated enough work-trade hours to earn a free bike. The majority of participants are from low-income families; donations help keep these programs free so that cost is not an issue. Waterside also offers workshops teaching adults to fix and build bikes and runs Berkeley's only waterside coffee shop, whose profits contribute to funding the programs.
Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative 1988 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 This worker-owned Berkeley cooperative is one of two locations on opposite sides of the same street. This location…More specializes in repair. There is a small space set aside for customers to work on their own bikes, but most of the work is done by the worker-owners, who are helpful and able to assist with most bicycle problems. The store offers commuter pricing packages.