• Volunteer Opportunities Abound and Back Alley Bikes

    Calling All Volunteers!!!! We have a ton of projects going on right now and need your help. There is a project for everyone here…and every experience level. Hopefully one of these needs will be appealing to you and we can get you some volunteer hours…and closer to being a BAB Ally if you aren’t one already. Read more

  • Work at Back Alley Bikes!

    Back Alley Bikes is hiring!

  • 2014 Annual Report Card!


  • Work at The Hub!

    The Hub of Detroit is hiring mechanics and build specialists. Full and part-time positions will be available starting on a rolling basis between mid-March and mid-May. Weekend availability a must. The Hub of Detroit is the retail shop of Back Alley Bikes, a Cass Corridor-based non-profit that specializes in youth bike programming. We are a Read more

  • Now Hiring – Offsite Earn-a-Bike Instructors!

    Back Alley Bikes is seeking part-time Earn-a-Bike instructors for this summer! Hiring will begin immediately and classes start in the spring and continue through the summer.

  • Bike the Blizzard was a Huge Success!

    A gigantic thank you again to everyone who helped make this year’s Bike the Blizzard the most successful Back Alley Bikes fundraiser yet! We doubled nearly all of our numbers from last year. – 45 riders! – 3,338.2 miles ridden! – $14,563.60 raised! We also had dozens of riders show up for our annual Blizzard Read more

  • Winter is Coming: Weather it with Back Alley Bikes

    Hey folks, so there’s snow on the ground but winter doesn’t officially start until the Solstice, which is December 21st. So, until then, know that we’ll be around to help you weather the storms of this cold fall season. We have a number of events in the winter to keep you active. 

  • Board Nominees


  • Fundraising Challenge!

    We are participating in the Rise Detroit Fundraising Challenge. It’s really exciting, but we need your support! You can find our fundraising on our Facebook page, or on our twitter, or right here. You can support us either by directly donating, or by spreading the word and soliciting donations on our behalf. Our goal is Read more

  • The Big Jobs Post

    Looking for work? Want to work at the mysterious, illustrious Back Alley Bikes? Keep your peepers peeled then folks, as we’re hiring! Part-Time Offsite Program Manager with grant-writing abilities. This position will expand to be a full-time one in the spring, sooner depending on ability to win grants and develop partnerships. Part Time Program Leader: Read more

  • Collective Member Drive!

    What exactly is “the” collective? The collective is a committee that operates under the Board of Directors. The collective handles more active and regular organizational responsibilities like higher-skill level volunteer support, on-call volunteer support, advisory duties in relation to the strategic and programming goals of the organization, as well as material resources and networking on Read more

  • Mechanics-in-Training 2014

    The Mechanics in Training have almost finished their summer crash-course in bike mechanics. They’ve learned how to re-cable Gyro brakes and they’ve completely rebuilt at least 2 bikes. They’ve been steadily practicing their teaching skills, and l learning to troubleshoot (on their own!) during Earn-a-Bike. This year we have three students who have never participated in Read more