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DIY Tools, Skills, Knowledge and Community Enpowerment!


Community Bikes will be closed this weekend! Have a safe and sane Labor Day weekend and come see us next week.

Check out our upcoming events on the Events page!

A few of our many, many refurbished bikes are listed on Craigslist! New ones every week!


What they need are sustainable skills and tools...

Welcome! Please step in and see what we are up to! We also invite you to read our Blogs: Community Bikes Blog and Living Green and visit us on Facebook: Community Bikes and LITE Clothing Swaps.

LITE's mission is to motivate individuals, groups, businesses and even whole communities to live lightly and more efficiently. We do this by focusing on DIY (do-it-yourself) knowledge and skill development, outreach, education and fun!

A Sonoma County/California based activist group initially incorporated as Car-Lite, we promote simple, sustainable practices with significant consequences - such as driving less, walking and biking, carpooling and taking public transit as well as consuming less, reusing and recycling, buying fresh and local, growing your own food and greening your business.

Our four programs - Car-Lite, Community Bikes, Living-Lite and Zero Waste Sonoma County aka the Zero Waste Brain Trust, all promote safety, sharing and the development of DIY - Do It Your Self, skills.

LITE welcomes collaborators interested in co-creating meaningful, useful and enjoyable initiatives that protect the earth.

Program and project sponsors include the cities of Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma County Air Quality Resource Team and the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition. The cities, Sonoma County Transit, most of the local bike shops and many other individuals provide us with unwanted bikes, parts, tools and a wide variety of accessories.

Financial benefactors include the Leroy Tomasi Memorial, Santa Rosa Cycling Club, Sonoma County Spare the Air Team, Whole Foods Market- Sebastopol and Santa Rosa, REI, Bread For The Journey, North Bay Corporation and The Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund.

Zero Waste Sonoma County received workshop sponsorships from Urban Ore, Inc. and Global Materials Recovery. Our Zero Waste Brain Trust was sponsored by the City of San Francisco, the Northern California Recycling Association, Global Recycling Council of the California Resource Recovery Association as well as a grant from the Altamont Educational Advisory Board.

Visit Living Green for swap instructions and our Facebook Page for details: LITE Clothing Swaps

We welcome your donation: