• Bike Drive a Huge Success

    A big Thank You goes out to The Shirt Box in Farmington Hills and Kenny’s Lakes Area Auto in Walled Lake. Over the past couple of weeks, they have been collecting bikes to donate to Back Alley Bikes. This culminated in a bike drive on Saturday, September 12th. Between the two stores, they collected just over Read more

  • September Newsletter

    Check out our September Newsletter Here

  • Tent Donation from REI!!!

    THANKS FOR THE TENTS REI!!! REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) donated five (5) tents to Back Alley Bikes to help kick off our bike touring program for youth. This is a huge first step in getting this program off the ground. We are tentatively hoping to schedule at least one bike tour next summer. Possibly over National Read more

  • Want to Teach Kids how to Fix Bikes?

    Back Alley Bikes is always looking for volunteer instructors for our Youth Earn-A-Bike Program held every Saturday. With the help of volunteers, YEAB is a way for youth to learn how to fix and maintain a bike from scratch with the ultimate goal of taking it home. If you’ve always wanted to teach at our programs Read more

  • Wheel Building Class

  • Wrench, Learn and Give

    Do you want to learn basic bike mechanics while also helping Back Alley Bikes in a huge way? We are starting a new class called Wrench, Learn and Give. In thisfive (5) week class, you will learn how to repair a tube, change a flat, overhaul hubs, adjust derailleurs, adjust brakes, overhaul bottom brackets, overhaul Read more


    The Shirt Box and Kenny’s Lakes Area Auto Experts are holding a bike drive for Back Alley Bikes at their respective shops Saturday, September 12th. Both locations have already started accepting donations, but will also be open onSeptember 12th to take in your used bikes. They are both competing a little…so let’s help them get a ton Read more

  • Safe Streets Youth Ride


  • SCRAP DAY!!!!!

    We have a ton of wheels, frames and dumpy parts that need to make their way to the scrap yard to be recycled into more stuff to be consumed. At least this way it’s not ending up in the regular dump. We are scrapping on Friday, August 14th start at 12:30pm. If you are able Read more

  • Meet Dominique one of our Mechanics in Training

    The Mechanic is Training Program at Back Alley Bikes takes five to six young people every summer and teaches them bike mechanics. We partner with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent to help fund the program which has been extremely successful over the last few years. Our young mechanics take a month learning about all bike parts Read more