To provide cycling education and services with a focus on youth development, sustainable practices, and community access.



We envision a Detroit where all people who want or need bicycles can access the resources to build, maintain, and repair them.


Support: The skills we teach are necessary to maintain and reuse Detroit’s  bicycle heritage and support our community.

Ride: Riding bicycles is an inclusive activity with numerous benefits that everyone can enjoy.

Unite: Bicycles bring people together and strengthen communities.

Empower: We believe that learning how to build, maintain and repair bicycles empowers individuals.

Justice: Through our mission, programs, and employment practices, Back Alley Bikes seeks to address social and economic inequalities.