Handy – Community Bicycle Workshop in Sao Paulo


Ciclocidade has in Sao Paulo a collaborative workshop project called handy, a collective space of learning and practice of bicycle maintenance.

The workshop is open to all cyclists, offering tools and appropriate structure to stimulate and teach the repair by themselves their bikes. There’s always some experienced cyclist in the shop to tell you where to start and give those little tips that make all the difference.

The main idea of handy is to stimulate the do it yourself, giving it the necessary autonomy to fix and adjust your bike without needing anyone, besides serving as a place of encounter and exchange of experiences among cyclists.

Where and when

The handy work in three different locations at the following times:

Centro Cultural Sao Paulo (centro)

Metro Vergueiro-a. Vergueiro, 1000 (see map)
Tuesday, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sundays from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Space Counterpoint (West)


Mann – 55 Albuquerque, Vila Madalena (see map)
farms, 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm of the workshop of Youth Cultural Center (North zone) has been disabled.

The cycle-collaborative workshops are common out there, here are some examples:

Bike Church, in Santa Cruz, California (USA) Bike Kitchen in San Francisco, California (USA) The Bike House, in Washington, DC (USA) Recyclistas, in Victoria, Canada (small fees, this snake is not free) B. KE, in Peterborough, Canada Bike Coop, in Birmingham, Alabama (USA) La Fabricicleta, Argentina

Participate in the hand on the wheel and help make it increasingly useful for cyclists. Come learn, teach, help and be helped in our collaborative workshop cycle.

Volunteering and donations

The workshop cycle handy is maintained thanks to donations and volunteer work open to the participation of any person.

In operation since September 2010, the handy managed to assemble your framework, including tools and a good bench, but donations are still important. If you can contribute in any way, your help will be very welcome. Inform yourself in the shop.

See also:

Community workshop handy, also in the northern zone of Sao Paulo Meet the Collaborative Workshop hand on the wheel, at the Centro Cultural São Paulo reopening of cycle-community workshop handy handy thematic Workshop: long distance cycling and Audax Prepare for Route Marcia Prado in handy! Community bicycle City workshop in Porto Alegre