Best Place to Buy a Used Bike From Local Liberals (2008)

Recycle-a-Bike

On the third floor of a squatlike building in the East Village is Recycle-a-Bike. It's a nonprofit joint that employs kids and a professional mechanic to collect and fix up bikes. The kids learn how to be job-savvy and even acquire some useful business skills, and you get a decent bike— often for less than a hundred bucks. Just don't forget the bike lock. And hey, you may even run into a few anarchists in the hallway on the way down. The center also leads group bike rides. Charas Community Center, 605 East 9th Street (after October 1, 75 Avenue C).