Chain Reaction Bike Hub

Bikes for the Chain Reaction Bike Hub

At the Chain Reaction Bike Hub, we are driven by an unwavering commitment to transform lives and communities through the power of bicycles. Chain Reaction Bike Hub, seated in a residential neighborhood of Cedar Rapids is supported by a collaboration of invested individuals and agencies seeking to improve access to reliable, affordable bicycles for individuals and families in Linn and surrounding areas. Our current location is the warehouse at 1011 2nd St SW, entrance facing the railroad tracks near 3rd Ave SW. For additional information about the Chain Reaction Bike Hub or how to donate, please contact us at 319-892-6000 or via email at [email protected].


Bikes for a better community.


Our mission is to create a sustainable, inclusive. and healthier world by providing equitable access to bicycles, fostering a sense of independence, empowering the communities we serve, and promoting environmental stewardship. 

Impact Areas

Access to Bicycles and Infrastructure

  • Increased availability of affordable bicycles
  • Bicycle fix-it station installation
  • Bike mechanic volunteers at events
  • Replacement parts
  • Having a functioning bike means more reliable transportation

Mentor and Skill Development

  • Volunteer mentors
  • Develop bike maintenance curriculum
  • Development of pro-social skills
  • Engage youth in skill building and community betterment
  • Networking for outreach of mentors
  • Kirkwood Community College bike mechanic curriculum


  • Bike Rodeo
  • Access to helmets
  • Rules of the road/trails
  • Basic bicycle operation
  • Provide bike locks

Community Engagement

  • Weekly group ride schedule
  • Deliberate engagement in local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community
  • Presence at local events (Farmer's Market, NewBo, etc.)