Three mornings a week for the past couple of months, LaChance. who’ll be 60 in August, has set up shop outside the Orange Street Market and the Orange Street Liquor Shop. He wheels a wagon—emblazoned with “The Goatville Cyclesmith LLC, A Shade Tree Mechanic”—packed with bike tools from his home three blocks away on Bishop Street.

New Haven Independent, “Hey, Can You Fix This?” August 4, 2011.



We are a bicycle recycling collective, our mission is to:

  • Be a shelter for broken and abused bikes
  • Repair and refurbish those bikes
  • Teach each other how to repair and maintain bikes
  • Eliminate the barrier of money from owning and riding a well-tuned bike

New Haven Bike Collective – July Update!

New Haven Free Store

The Brotherhood Leadership Summit Monday evening pedaled through a part of Newhallville that outsiders call dangerous, but what members call “The Promise Land.”

Brotherhood Leadership Summit pedals to save New Haven’s Newhallville

Talented, well-loved, musician (Swear Jar) and mechanic (Devil’s Gear).

Area Bands to Play Benefit Show for Slain Peer

Mitchell Dubey Benefit Moved To Toad’s


More and more, musicians like New Haven’s own Taylor Ho Bynum have been gearing up to hit the road and perform their music with nothing but their  bikes!

3rd annual Bike New Haven for Nuclear Abolition, Sunday, August 8th – As a friendly reminder to human potential, this ride follows the course of a hypothetical perimeter marking the boundary of nuclear annihilation if it were to land in central New Haven. Discover just how big such an area would be and help prevent that possibility!

Lawyer to cycle 196 miles for cancer research“Over its 30-year history, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge has raised more than $227 million for cancer research, with more than 5,000 riders expected for this year’s event.”

Trail may go in new direction?

CHESHIRE — Efforts to expand the town’s Linear Trail may be headed in a different direction, toward Southington, where a segment of it would link up with a walking and cycling path in that community.

For more than a decade, the focus on expanding the trail has been on extending it a half mile from its current terminus at Cornwall Avenue to West Main Street. A seven-year legal battle with Dalton Enterprises, which makes pavement maintenance products, had kept the expansion in limbo until last year.

City Has Guide For Building “Complete” Streets

“City traffic czar Mike Piscitelli said the new manual will be a reference for all new development in the city, both public and private. It will be used by the City Plan Department and the engineering department to evaluate and sign off on all city building projects. Piscitelli called it a “toolbox” of design elements—from speed humps to roundabouts—to calm traffic and make streets safer.”

Glassman to join DeStefano on bike rideThe event will stress the importance of everyday riding not only for recreation, but also as a legitimate alternative to motorized transportation in New Haven. The town is currently planning a housing development along the path and near Science Park, which will create new options for housing and additional jobs. Both Glassman and DeStefano welcome riders of all levels, and hope that residents will join them on the ride.

Glassman unveils new bicycle policy

Penny-Farthings Help Rededicate Bike Plaque

Going the Extra Mile for a Good CauseCharles Negaro is in for a memorable ride. The well known Connecticut bread baker, entrepreneur, and contributor to community and charitable causes, is in training for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on August 7th & 8th. The Pan-Mass, also called the Jimmy Fund, is the nation’s original bike-a-thon, a long distance cycling event that has raised more money than any other athletic fundraiser in the country.

Prepare To Share“Sharrows” will appear on city streets within six weeks, encouraging motorists and cyclists to share the road.

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