Hub City Cycles Community Co-operative

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Hub City Cycles Community Co-operative
Founded 2012
Location Nanaimo, Canada
Services Offered

Hub City Cycles Community Co-operative is a worker co-operative bike shop in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Tool use is available by the hour, or by longer term (monthly or annual) membership.

Contact Info

12 Lois Lane, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B8



Hub City was started by Jawn Lafratta as a home bike repair service, but grew organically with the help of Justin Francis and Keegan Metheringham into a complete community bike shop, which opened in March 2012. The name is a play on a common nickname of Nanaimo, which is called Hub City due both to its spoke-like layout and central location on Vancouver Island.

Services Offered

  • Bike repair
  • Parts and accessories
  • New and used bikes
  • Bike rental
  • Workshops (including Park Tool School and CAN-Bike)


  • Weekly volunteer night with free pizza
  • Women's / LGBT night