About Us


The Bike Union

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The Bike Union’s mission is to use the bicycle as a means of social change for Omaha adolescents and the community as a whole. We are a social enterprise, which means we are a non-profit business that applies commercial strategies to maximizing social impact rather than profits. When you patronize our bike shop and coffeehouse, you are supporting an organization with a purpose – an organization that gives right back to our community.

A Bike Shop / Coffeehouse With A Purpose.

The Bike Union is not your typical shop–we are passionate about making a difference. A difference in your life by offering expert bicycle knowledge, to help with all of your cycling needs–just like a traditional bike shop, and a difference in the community–by advocating for social change, youth engagement and a healthier environment. The Bike Union is making a difference in the Omaha community and beyond.

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Programs To Support Our Community.

We will help you with your bike needs, and you will help us to change our community…and the world. Our shop operates on our Apprenticeship Program, which provides a working place for Omaha youth working with bikes–teaching critical life skills. Other programs we offer include Book Bike, which is a pedal-powered lending library, and BUMP–which introduces biking skills, overall healthy lifestyle, and goal setting to a new, awesome group of kids each year.

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Giving Bikes A New Life.

We’re making a big impact while making a small footprint. Our commitment to refurbishing pre-owned bicycles reduces our carbon footprint and the potential negative environmental impact created during the fabrication of new bike frames and components. We also seek to promote riding a bicycle as a way of life, to promote improved physical and mental health as well as a cleaner, healthier environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone purchase a bike from The Bike Union?
Yes! The Bike Union is a full service bike shop, open to everyone. Come check us out. We have a full inventory of bikes at affordable prices.

Why shop at the Bike Union?
All generated revenue will go 100% back into our youth mentoring programs as well as creating and sustaining jobs for youth who face risk factors. By shopping at The Bike Union you are funding a non-profit as well as making an investment in your community, yourself, and the environment.

Do you repair bikes?
Yes. We are a full service bicycle retailer with trained mechanics and various maintenance packages from a simple flat repair to major overhauls.

Do you sell new and used bicycle parts and cycling accessories?
Yes! The Bike Union offers a great selection of new parts and accessories. Stop in to check out our selection.

Do you take trade-ins?
We do not accept trade-ins. However, we are always accepting parts and bicycles which are the lifeblood of our organization.

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes! The Bike Union is a registered 501(c)3 organization. When you make your donation, please be sure to keep your receipt for your records.

How can I make a donation to The Bike Union?
There are two easy ways to donate to The Bike Union – online or at our store. All donations are tax-deductible!

 

Community Partners

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We strongly believe in the power of collaboration and we are so grateful to all of these wonderful organizations for partnering with The Bike Union:

  • Midlands Mentoring Partnership
  • Project Everlast
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Heartland B-cycle
  • Girls Inc.
  • Nebraska Bicycling Alliance
  • Hardy Coffee Co.
  • Aroma’s Coffeehouse
  • Child Saving Institute
  • Youth Emergency Services
  • Community Bike Project Omaha
  • Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha
  • Greenstreet Cycles
  • Whole Foods Market Omaha