2001 WEAB opens in MLK building under MassBike Fiscal sponsorship

2005 incorporation as Non-Profit

2006 moves into basement of stone soup

2009 StoneSoup burns down. Temporally operates out of Bicycle Warehouse, then opens on Cambridge st.

2013 hosts Bike!Bike! NE

2014 moves back into stone soup

2018 #508BL



Want to Join our Organization?

We operate as a non-hierarchical all volunteer organization, All Shop Managers are board members, and are key holders. Members who are not key holders and have less responsibility are Shop Managers in Training.We all have different responsibilities around the shop, and various skill sets in bike building. If you are interested in joining our organization we are currently looking for Apprentices. In the Apprentice track, we will provide all the necessary training, and are interested in candidates who bring energy, a love of bicycles, a thirst for knowledge, and work well in teams. We are especially interested in candidates who identify as non-white and non male, as we want to change the belief that bicycle mechanic skills belong to one gender, sex, or ethnicity.


Get Involved


Come on by! Please arrive at the beginning of either open shop or volunteer hours. A Shop Manager will give you a short orientation, and get some tools in your hands.

Become a shop manager!

We are currently looking for Shop Manager track Apprentices to join our organization.

Stop by for a Workshop!

Full Learn-A-Bike schedule coming soon.


We are completely volunteer run so every monetary donation goes to making the shop run, buying necessary parts, tools, equipment, and keeping the doors open and the lights on.

Community Guidelines

Please respect the space, the tools, the process, and those around you. We enter with a commitment to mutual respect, mutual aid, anti-oppression advocacy, conflict resolution, anti-violence, and community building

We respect everyone’s names, preferred gender pronouns, expressed identities and experiences

We support the empowerment of each person and group

We commit to making spaces as accessible as possible: physically, socially, and personally

Please dress appropriately, No flip-flops or open toed shoes are allowed. Wear old clothing or clothing  that you do not mind getting grease and dirt on. It’s very easy to get VERY dirty in the shop.

Be sober, be ready to wrench on bicycles.

Safety first, you might be asked to follow certain procedures when wrenching on your bicycle

Ask if there is an issue… Ask a more experienced person

Tools go back where you found them.

Tools stay inside the shop, please do not bring tools outside. 

We try to keep a reasonable student-to-teacher ratio: please be aware that our space limitations will sometimes require us to ask that people come back later if we have reached our limit.

We commit to hearing each other and creating opportunities for all voices to be heard peacefully

We accept a shared responsibility to hold ourselves and one another accountable for these agreements’ intent

We encourage open minds and open hearts

We promote inclusive learning spaces and questions in the spirit of personal growth

Everyone ages 10 and up are welcome.

Our shop is located at 4 King Street (rear), Worcester, MA 01610. The shop entrance is around the back of the Stone Soup building.

 Please call 508-614-9322 or email info@worcesterearnabike.org for more information