Update 6/23/2020: Thank you to all those who came by our shop this evening and we apologize to those that didn’t get a ticket and whom we were unable to serve during our shop hours. We had another record number of sales and our inventory has been depleted of ALL adult and teen bikes again!
6/19/2020: Thank you for your patience during the last two weeks (actually just 4 work evenings for our volunteers) while we were rebuilding our inventory.
– All customers MUST WEAR a face mask covering their nose and mouth, and gloves. No face mask/gloves; No service… No exceptions.
– Due to the small size of our shop and available staff, only ONE shopper will be served at a time (two if you are with a spouse or a minor that you are shopping for).
– We anticipate being able to serve ONLY 8 shoppers during the 2 hours that we are open each evening. Our greeter will issue numbers to the first 8 shoppers to arrive and will be calling each number to be served. Please be considerate of other customers and try to make your test ride(s) and decision(s) as quickly as possible.
1) Upon arrival, wear face mask and gloves and wait on line at the 6-foot intervals indicated by the green painted footprints. Our greeter will issue you a number that he/she will call when we are ready to serve you.
2) When your number is called, ENTER ONLY through our RIGHT gate near the picnic tables. EXIT ONLY through the LEFT gate.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation; we look forward to seeing you.
– The New Brunswick Bike Exchange
In Season Hours:
Tuesdays: 6PM to 8PM
Thursdays: 6PM to 8PM
** Check here and our Facebook page for last minute shop closings **
03/28/2020: The New Brunswick Bike Exchange Receives 2020 Best of New Brunswick Award!!
NEW BRUNSWICK March 28, 2020 — New Brunswick Bike Exchange has been selected for the 2020 Best of New Brunswick Award in the Stores category by the New Brunswick Award Program.
Each year, the New Brunswick Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the New Brunswick area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2020 New Brunswick Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the New Brunswick Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About New Brunswick Award Program
The New Brunswick Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the New Brunswick area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The New Brunswick Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
The New Brunswick Bike Exchange is a non-profit organization run by the efforts of volunteers who collect, recondition, and sell used, quality bikes. The NBBX offers an ever-changing selection of low cost bikes for riders of all ages, from occasional recreational riders to frequent riders and commuters. All bikes are fully assembled, operational, and available for test rides before purchase.
Sales are cash-only.
Our mission is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle through cycling while raising money to support PRAB’s various community services.
We are located at 90 Jersey Avenue in New Brunswick. The entrance is at the rear of the PRAB building through a garage door in the rear parking lot.
If you have bikes to donate, please e-mail Leighann at email@example.com to discuss any arrangements.
Bike essentials for beginners
Thinking about starting to bike, biking more often, or perhaps commuting by bike? Did you just get a bike but aren’t sure what else you need? Here are some helpful resources:
The folks at Gizmodo have tips for commuting: Gear You Need To Commute By Bike
The folks at REI have tips for:
- Cycling Checklist
- Pre-Ride Inspection
- Bike Fitting Basics
- Bike Gear Essentials
- Bike Helmets
- Bike Repair Kit
- Teaching a Child to Ride
The folks at Bike New York have tips for:
Protecting your bike from theft
It has probably happened to you or someone you know: Having your bike stolen. It is not fun and it is just infuriating. Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent your bike from getting stolen, there are ways to deter would be thieves from choosing your bike as their next target. We found these articles to be very helpful:
- Bike Roots blog: 5 Steps to Effective Bike Security
- Bike New York: Locking Your Bike
- REI: Bike Locks
- Check out our Useful Links page for bike registration advice.
Check back often to see what we are up to!
If you want to get involved in the New Brunswick Bike Exchange there are a couple ways of doing so:
- Organize and/or host a bike drive in your community, workplace, church, boy/girl scout troop, or other community and service oriented organizations. If you can put the word out to your community, we will provide support for the drive including brochures, fliers, and transportation to get the donated bikes back to our warehouse.
- Volunteer in our shop, located in the warehouse at PRAB’s 90 Jersey Avenue facility. No mechanic experience is necessary and there are a variety of volunteer roles. We need cashiers, salespeople, accountants, mechanics, and bike drive coordinators. Check out our Volunteering page for more details.
PRAB is a Human Services Organization in Middlesex County, New Jersey that provides a comprehensive range of essential services for children, youth, families and senior citizens. For more information on PRAB, click their logo.
Hope to see you around the shop!