GBBC members posing with vintage Schwinn sign in the new shop

Summer 2023 recap, plus new space!

Greetings, friends of GBBC!

Summer is in full swing, and we have several exciting announcements and memories to share. Bike Banquet, Mobile Bike Repair, bike rodeos, community rides, and more have made this summer one for the books. Read on for details!

first up: we've moved!

After two years of planning and fundraising, we’ve finally found a new space to call home. The move is bittersweet—we will miss the 4th Street garage, which we’ve called home for around a decade. But, we’re excited to have more space to serve the community. In addition to more storage space, the new shop can accommodate more mechanics and service stations, which will allow us to fix up more bikes, train new volunteers, and work with more Earn-a-Bike participants. The new space also includes a spacious parking lot, where we’ve already taught area youth how to ride bikes safely. We’ve been lucky to operate out of it officially for just over two weeks now. 

Thank you to all of you—our donors, volunteers, supporters, and friends—for helping make this move possible! 

find us at:

1106 state st.
unit c
green bay, wi 54304

A preview of the new space:

upcoming ride: fat tire tour green bay

Fat Tire Tour Green Bay banner

Fat Tire Tour Green Bay is back, and this year’s theme is Pop vs. Rock! Join us at Fat Tire Tour on August 19. We’ll start at Ned Kelly’s (ride out at 10 am) and make our way around Green Bay to visit various bars and eateries. The ride covers 15-25 miles over 6-7 hours, so the pace will be casual. The tour will include fun, games, a costume contest, and a raffle that supports GBBC. Last year, we raised $600 that helped support our programs. We’re honored to team up with Fat Tire Tour again this year to create a rad community event that supports cycling for all in Green Bay.

yield to your neighbor bike rodeo this Wednesday, august 2

GBBC is teaming up with Wello to provide a bike safety rodeo this Wednesday, August 2! At the event, we’ll teach bike safety basics and the rules of the road to area youth. We’ll provide hands-on instruction and work with Wello and the police department to field any questions about bike laws and safety. 


  • Children are encouraged to bring their own bike but bikes will be available to use at the event if a child does not have one.
  • Bike safety courses will be led by the Green Bay Bicycle Collective.
  • Free bike helmets will be provided courtesy of BayCare Clinic Bikes while supplies last.
  • Free meals will be provided to children 18 years and younger ($5 for adults) courtesy of Green Bay Schools Food Service while supplies last. Lunch will be served from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
  • Green Bay Police will provide free bike registrations (must have your bike with you to do so) and Community Police
  • Officers to help answer any questions about bike laws.
  • Green Bay Metro Fire will have a fire truck and ambulance on display.
  • Center for Childhood Safety will assist will helmet fittings.
  • Green Bay Parks and Recreation will have giveaways for attendees.
  • Bikes for use during the event are provided by the Brown County Sheriff’s Office bike trailer.

Thank you to Wello and the Green Bay police and fire departments for helping make this event possible!

bike rodeos and collaboration with big brothers, big sisters

This summer, we’ve also had the honor to work with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and area schools to provide bike rodeos, community ride support, and bike donations to area youth. We’ve provided several bikes free of charge to various kids in need in the community and taught them riding skills, bike safety, and basic bike maintenance. Here’s a roundup of just some of our efforts this summer:

bike banquet a success!

After finally being able to hold Bike Banquet in the spring again following COVID-19 and other delays, we successfully kicked off cycling season with our annual fundraiser. This year, Cocoon Brewing kindly hosted us, and the event featured live music, awesome raffles, face painting, tie-dying, giveaways, and good food and beverages all around. 

As a result of the Bike Banquet, we raised $6,000 that we can use toward bike rodeos, Earn-a-Bike, Mobile Bike Repair, and the new space. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Special thanks to our hosts and sponsors:

bike banquet sponsors

Here are some of the highlights: 

mobile bike repair august schedule

It’s been a productive summer in Mobile Bike Repair, and we have a few weeks left of the program. If you know someone who needs basic bike repairs, find us at the following locations on these dates:

August 2: Joannes Park
August 9: Mather Heights
August 16: Fritsch Park
We’ll be there from 11 am – 1 pm. Hope to see you there!

as always, thank you!

This summer’s activities are possible because of your support. Whether you’ve attended our events, liked our posts on social, donated, or sponsored us, we appreciate you! Your efforts directly benefit area youth and keep cycling possible for everyone in Green Bay.

We look forward to more happenings this summer and hope to see you there!

-Your Friends at GBBC