• Kick Off Garage Sale

    Back Alley Bikes is having its first Garage Sale of 2021. Its Saturday, March 27th from noon to 6pm. We have over 200 uses bikes to sell! Prices range start at just $25 for singlespeeds. We have mountain bikes, road bikes, Classic Schwinns, beach cruisers and city commuters — a few even have disc brakes. Read more

  • Spokes for Folks

    Back Alley Bikes and Motor City Mitten Mission (MCMM) partnered in 2019 to get bikes and locks into the hands of some of the most vulnerable Detroiters. Both groups saw this as a critical transportation justice issue and named it Spokes for Folks. Since then, scores of bikes have been given to adults and youth Read more

  • Summer 2020 update from Back Alley Bikes

    Greetings community,  We appreciate your patience, as we have imagined, and reimagined what a space like ours can look like in this age of Covid-19. While we desperately miss being in person with our beautiful community, and realize people are wanting and needing the space to get on bikes and work on bikes, we also face Read more

  • Events this week (12/1/2019)!!

    Join us this week at the Lexus Velodrome and CCNDC Community Room for some events!! This Friday, December 6th from 7-10pm, come out to the velodrome races and help support BAB! A portion of the ticket sales are donated to BAB when using this link: https://m.bpt.me/event/4344587. We’ll be there, talking about Bike the Blizzard 2020 Read more

  • Spring Mixer in the bike shop for Back Alley Bikes June 7th 2017

    Join the the Back Alley Bikes Board of Directors and staff of The Hub of Detroit and Back Alley Bikes for our Summer Mixer! What: Drinks and hors d’oeuvres at The Hub of Detroit Storefront + tours of Back Alley Bikes When: Wednesday June 7th, 2017 from 7pm – 9pm Where: The Hub of Detroit Storefront, Read more

  • The Hub of Detroit is Re-opening April 2017!

    We are excited to announce that The Hub of Detroit is re-opening after a winter hiatus. Please see the below flyer for details and stop on by!

  • Now Hiring Program Leaders for 2016!

    Looking for an awesome job this summer? Want to hone your skills as a bicycle mechanic while teaching others what you know? We would love to hear from you. Email jobs@thehubofdetroit.org.  

  • Annual Report Card 2015

    Here’s our 2015 Annual report card! Copies in print available at The Hub of Detroit & Back Alley Bikes’ workshop.

  • WSU Students Complete Service Learning Hours at BAB

    This past fall we partnered with faculty at Wayne State University teaching a Writing and Community course. Over the course of three months, 5-6 students came each week to our volunteer time and helped us with various tasks. They also contributed reflections on their volunteer service or other pieces of writing we could use to Read more


    Come out this weekend to check out our garage sale. We are at capacity (see picture below for proof) and can’t fit anymore bikes in our warehouse. All proceeds from the garage sale will support our YOUTH PROGRAMS. Buy a bike. Help get a kid on a bike. It’s that simple. No haggling but trust us…you Read more

  • Fall Schedule Changes/Closings

    UPCOMING SCHEDULE CHANGES Ally Time Moved to Sunday from 5-8pm Adult Mechanics Class Officially ends for the year on November 29th Holiday Closing Dates Thanksgiving Closed from 11/25 – 11/28 Christmas Closed from 12/20-1/3