Rothar takes unwanted, abandoned bicycles and...
Since we began in 2008 we have sent out 1500 brand new second hand bikes into the streets of Dublin. We sell and repair and try to make cycling in Dublin affordable.
We now have 3 full time and 3 part time members of staff. Every cent we make from bicycle sales and repairs goes back into creating employment.
We try to tap into the potential of all our volunteers, offering them the workspace and tools to hone their mechanic skills. We work with young people from disadvantaged areas, ex-offenders, refugees and the homeless;
We have donated 500 bikes to community organisations and build your own bike projects.
We have a track record in training bicycle mechanics – 8 of our volunteers have gone on to work for other bike shops, all our employees trained in Rothar as volunteers.
Rothar began as a means to combat the “throwawayism” prevalent in Irish society. Since inception we have diverted 2500 bicycles from landfill. We reuse anything and everything that can be reused! That’s not to mention that bikes offer an environmental alternative to cars and a real solution to the congested streets of Dublin.
Come into the Rothar café on Fade St, have a bite, a cuppa and a chat about all things bicycle.