BR Bikes and Repairs
BR Bikes and Repairs is Champaign-Urbana’s mobile bike shop, now with a brick-and-mortar location in Urbana! We sell refurbished bikes, and offer a full range of services. Latinx owned business. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our services!
When Bernabe Romero was a kid in Mexico, he liked to build bicycles out of the spare parts he would find at the garbage dump. That hobby got put on hold when he came to the United States–until his partner Theresa was accepted to graduate school at the University of Illinois, and Bernabe and his family moved to bicycle-friendly Champaign-Urbana.
Here, Bernabe rediscovered his love of bikes. Like many immigrants in this country, Bernabe’s experiences pushed him to want to become his own boss. He likes to take an old bicycle and restore it into beautiful working condition. Bernabe does repairs with care and an eye for detail. He is happy to work with customers to find the best option for their needs.
We love to see more people riding bikes, and we aim to provide excellent service to all our customers. We are unapologetically pro-Black, pro-trans, pro-Muslim, pro-immigrant, pro-Indigenous, pro-woman, and pro-working class. We value disabled folks and bodies of all sizes and ages. We believe we have a responsibility to keep the earth clean, harmonious, and sustainable. Neutrality favors the oppressor, so we don’t aim to be neutral. We believe in the radical idea that all people are worthy of dignity.
We live, work, and ride our bikes on the ancestral lands of the Kiikaapoi, Peoria, Kaskasia, Myaamia, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ nations. We honor all indigenous people and recognize their current and historical struggle in the face of genocide. Globally, colonization has often threatened and displaced indigenous people. We also want to honor the indigenous people in our community who had to leave their ancestral homes: the Q’anjob’al, Mam, K’iche’, and other nations. No one is illegal on stolen land.