Off the Chain is a low cost, volunteer run, 501(c)(3) bicycle collective open to the Anchorage community. Off the Chain teaches people of all ages and backgrounds how to repair bicycles and strives to increase bicycle ridership, awareness, and safety through community service and education. Shop Off the Chain is open to the public during shop hours. During open shop hours you have access to our tools, library and advice from our volunteer mechanics. We have an inventory of refurbished bicycles, used parts and basic new parts available.
Wednesday 3-7 Thursday 6-8 “Ladies Night” Sunday 3-7
OTC will be closed 5/24 for Memorial Day. Thank you for your service!
Open Saturdays 3-7pm starting 5/30
*Due to volunteer availability, please call the shop at 258-6822 to ensure we are open
5/22/15 Bikes are flying out of the shop! We currently don’t have a large inventory to offer but as always, our bike selection changes quickly. We have helped a lot of folks with tune ups, new chains and tire changes to get their rides ready for the summer! You can now visit us on Saturday at the Spenard Farmers Market (from 8-11 or as volunteer availability allows). We will be closed for Memorial Day. Starting 5/30 we will be open Saturday from 3-7pm! The phone is still not working.. that will be fixed next week, promise!
3/15/15 Move by bike day was a HUGE success! We will now be conducting business and hours in the new location! 1406 W 33rd, Unit D. While we are still figuring out a home for everything, we think you all will love the new shop!
Move by bike day! 3/14 at 1pm meet at the Mat Maid building, bring your bicycle trailers or other contraptions to haul a load down Spenard!
3/28 we are having an Open House at our new shop location, 1406 W 33rd Unit D, from 12-4pm. Stop in and check out our new digs!
At last night’s elections we welcomed a few new members to the board:
Kyle- Outreach Coordinator
Jaime- Volunteer Coordinator
Will- Large member (Special projects)
Jaybird moved from volunteer coordinator to her previous position as President and Chris decided to take a break from the board (thanks for everything!!).
Whitney has moved to the secretary position.
Brian remained Vice President.. as he has since OTC inception and Holly will remain treasurer.
Off the chain has found a new space just down the road at 1406 W.33rd Ave, just behind Taproot and next door to our friends at the Anchorage Maker’s Space! The transition will take place throughout the month of March and you can look to find us at our new space in April. Stay tuned for updates about the move and shop hours here or at our facebook page! You can also find photos of the new space there!
12/12/14 Check out OTC in the Anchorage Press this week!
8/20/14 Check it out! A great article about Off the Chain published in UAA’s Green & Gold highlights the history off Off the Chain!