Youth Bike Works - The shop builds bike with the assistance of local youth. Local businesses “sponsor” bike and proceeds go to purchasing more parts for more bikes. This program will begin fall of 2011.
Poultney High School – local high school outdoor club takes advantage of basic repair clinic and rides and Pine Hill.
Vermont Mountain Bike Association – Events, advocacy and access involvement. The GMC bike shop will become a VMBA chapter in the fall of 2011.
The shop was born out of a Delicate Balance project in 2009 by Aaron Strock and Robinson Smith. In reaction to many students, staff and faculty having bikes on campus and needing repair, Aaron and Robinson established the shop. The shop is located in the basement of Dunton and is open to everyone on campus and the local community. In the fall of 2010, Jon Debay took over management of the shop and formalized operations such as manager training, bike technician programs, inventories, secured funding and updated the tools. In the fall of 2011 Anthony Sallows & Nick Rushford initiated formal programming including clinics, rides and expanded the bike technician program.
The GMC bike Shop is a community service and is not a professional cycling service. All who participate in shop activities, clinics, rides and service assume responsibility for the inherent risks associated with cycling, shop operation, trail tools and being outdoors in natural areas.