Scheduled Program Hours (Effective March 18, 2013)
Mondays and Wednesdays
10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm
All rentals, returns and exchanges will happen during this time.
Visit the FAQs page for more information
Hub Cycle is a program of Partners for Active Living designed to increase the availability of and access to bicycles in Spartanburg. Through this program, we hope to increase the number of people using bicycles for transportation and recreation, and the number of trips taken by bike in Spartanburg County.
What do we hope to accomplish?
• Recycling used bicycles
• Offering free, long-term bike lending
• Teaching bike safety and on-road skills to beginner riders
• Teaching bike
safety, maintenance and repair to those willing to learn
• Encouraging more people to bicycle for exercise and leisure
• Providing a viable transportation option for those without access to a car
How does it work?
Partners for Active Living accepts donations of new or used bicycles for the program. Each donation is tax-deductible. The used bicycles are repaired to safe and ride-able condition by our
Lead Mechanic, Miguel Espina, who has more than 12 years as a professional bike mechanic and bike store manager. Once ready for use, the bikes are made available to the public for free, long-term lending.
Borrowing a Bike
How do you borrow a bike?
The offices of Partners for Active Living are directly above the Hub Cycle shop and so our staff will be happy to help you during our normal office hours of 9 AM to 5 PM. We ask, however, that you call or e-mail ahead to arrange a pick-up time so that we can ensure someone will be available. You can set an appointment by emailing apiacentino@active-living or call Anne Piacentino at 864.598.9638.
Bicycles of Hub Cycle can be borrowed for a period of up to 3 months (or 90 days) and a helmet and lock are included with each bike. A $15 deposit is required and will be returned in full when the bike is returned. To borrow a Hub Cycle bike, the borrower must be 18 years of age or older, must sign the waiver and release, must agree to wear a helmet every time they ride and must pay the deposit amount. Due to current liability limitations we cannot rent to anyone under the age of 18.
Returning a Bike
At the end of the 90 day period, the bike, lock and helmet can be returned in exchange for the deposit amount OR it can be renewed for another 3 months at no additional cost (no fee and no additional deposit).
Because of the nature of the program, the selection of bikes is based on bike donations. While we will continue to work to find new donations, bike availability is not guaranteed. Our staff will make every effort to find a type and size bike that fits the interests and needs of the borrower, based on what is available.
Miquel Espina, our lead mechanic, is in the Hub Cycle Shop on Monday or Wednesday mornings 8:30 AM -12:30 PM. Please call ahead for details.
To hear from Miguel, click here.
How can you help?
Donate your used bike to Hub Cycle! All donations are tax-deductible!
Is your organization interested in a service project? Consider a Bike Drive!
If you are interested in donating a bike, please contact Anne Piacentino at email@example.com
or at 864.598.9638
The Hub Cycle program is generously supported by
and our local bike shops, Bike Worx and Great Escape.