The Center for Latino Progress, through its BiCi Co. program, is providing an opportunity to improve youth and adult safety, sustainable transportation, youth programs, mechanics classes, job training, and bicycles. Bici is short for bicicleta (bicycle) and Co. stands for comunidad (community).
Be a part of our bicycling community — become a member or donate today. Or just stop by our storefront. You can also sign up for do-it-yourself (DIY) member hours. We are located at 97 Park Street in Hartford, CT, at the crossroads of the Downtown, South Green, Sheldon/Charter Oak, and Frog Hollow neighborhoods.
BiCi Co. was started by the Center for Latino Progress in 2015 to provide an opportunity for hands-on bicycle education and service learning projects for 30 summer youth interns. It grew from there to include DIY repair hours, teen Earn-a-Bike courses, among other offerings.
In 2017 Bici Co. expanded to include a full service bike shop offering repairs, parts, custom work, and bicycle sales.
BiCi Co. is committed to meeting the need for bicycle-centered programs to serve Hartford’s strong need for efficient, inexpensive, and safe transportation. Bicycles offer healthy and fun transportation, providing miles of opportunity.
Hartford played a major role in the early bicycling history of the country. Colonel Albert Pope and the Columbia Bicycle Company was a major manufacturer, supporting the nationwide League of American Wheelmen and the Good Roads movement’s for paved roads. Pope was also a strong believer in bicycle safety and use education.
Today, BiCi Co. is carrying the city’s rich bicycling history into the future. Come ride with us.