COVID-19 Resilient Community Update

As many of you may know, there have been at least 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State of New Mexico (as of March 13). Chainbreaker Collective is closely following recommendations of the CDC and the NM Department of Health who are monitoring the needs of community members.

We know that during public health crises, like most disasters, working class and marginalized communities who are dependent on public transportation, face higher obstacles. Including quality and affordable healthcare, lack sufficient access to paid sick leave, bear the brunt of inadequate public health response and are most impacted by disasters like this. We need each other and the leadership of our communities who have been on the frontlines of climate, economic and health crisis, now more than ever. 

We know that this moment is scary for many of us. As we take active steps to protect the health of our loved ones and the public, we are mindful that the emotional toll of social distancing and cancelling events and gatherings, potential loss of critical social services and continually navigating the rapidly changing conditions can be disorienting and challenging. We also know that this problem affects us all in different ways and solutions must be tailored to meet the diversity of our people. As we work to ensure that the concerns and needs of impacted communities remain part of the conversation, Chainbreaker is committed to the health and well-being of all Santa Feans.

For this upcoming weekend we are closing the Bicycle Resource Center to the public out of concern for the health and safety of staff, members and volunteer mechanics. Chainbreaker employees have the option to work remotely and we will continuously re-assess next week. Please look out for further communications as the situation evolves.

This is a time for us to be a solid community, to practice diligence, protect each other and remember we are resilient people!

-Chainbreaker Collective Board and Staff


Come celebrate the holidays with Chainbreaker at our Annual Posolada!
Every year we get together with community to enjoy delicious food and visit with our neighbors at our office, located at 1515 5th St. (next door to Bienvenidos) as always we will be serving posole and giving away at least 30 kid’s bikes to families with children.
Do you have kids or do you know a kid that could use a bike?
Come by Chainbreaker Collective on Sunday, December 16th at 5pm!

2019 Voter Guide

We are pleased to conduct another City Council Candidate Engagement Questionnaire for you, our 700+ members and fellow community members. This voter guide is provided to help us all understand the positions of all candidates on the issues that are important to Chainbreaker members.

Please forward to all your friends and family, and we look forward to seeing you at our Annual Posolada Event on December 8th at 5:00pm.

Election day is Tuesday, November 5th, one week from today! Chainbreaker is a 501c3 organization and does not endorse any candidate in this or any race. This voter guide is provided to help community members understand the positions of all candidates on the issues that are important to Chainbreaker members.

Thank you,

Chainbreaker Collective

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

Save-the-Date on Saturday, October 20th for a

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training!

NewMexicoWomen.Org, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, and Chainbreaker Collective are excited to announce that on Saturday, October 20th 2018, the national organization, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) will offer a transformative day-long fundraising training in Española at Northern New Mexico College for organizations across New Mexico.

This is not your average fundraising training! GIFT challenges conventional fundraising by centering grassroots fundraising as an essential strategy in working against oppression towards social justice. The GIFT training, Building People Powered Movements: Grassroots Fundraising Fundamentalswill provide introductory and intermediate fundraising training, including topics such as:

  • The Politics of Fundraising: Unpacking Our Relationship with Money
  • Building Your Donor Base: Grassroots Fundraising Strategies and Proven Practices
  • Social Justice Fundraising & Philanthropy in the U.S.
  • Cultivating Individual Donors & Making the Ask
  • Implicit Bias and Fundraising
  • Creating an Annual Development Plan

This training brings GIFT’s expertise to New Mexico at a deeply reduced cost and scholarships are also available upon request. This training is geared towards supporting and building the capacity of individuals and organizations who are led by or serving communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, youth, people with disabilities, and people from low income, border, frontier, and rural communities, as well as organizations with budgets under $500,000.

Register for the training here (!

For scholarships, email Carli Romero at

Childcare, Spanish interpretation, and ASL interpretation are available upon request. Please register by September 28th to ensure we can accommodate everyone’s requests.

We are thankful for the generous support from our funders and co-sponsors: Con Alma Health Foundation, LANL Foundation, McCune Charitable Foundation, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership (an initiative at the Santa Fe Community Foundation), NewMexicoWomen.Org, and Northern New Mexico College’s Office of Equity and Diversity. This training is organized and brought to you by Chainbreaker Collective, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, and NewMexicoWomen.Org.

Participants are also invited to join us the day before the GIFT training, on Friday October 19th for New Mexico Health Equity Partnership’s 2018 Statewide Health Equity Gathering also held at Northern New Mexico College in Española. Visit their event page for more information (

It Takes Roots Solidarity to Solutions Week

It Takes Roots

Chainbreaker Collective will participate in the #ItTakesRoots Solidarity to Solutions (#Sol2Sol) Week of action which is taking place from September 8-14, 2018 in the Bay Area. #Sol2Sol will highlight frontline communities’ solutions that address the interlinked crises of climate, economic, and racial justice. Through cross-sector, solutionary strategy exchange, local solutions tours, community leadership development, creative actions, and democratic popular assembly, we will provide direction on bold and transformative pathways for change and shift the narrative around false top-down marketdriven solutions and techno-fixes. We will illustrate how the most regenerative solutions to the climate crisis require not only decarbonization, but also strategies to decolonize, detoxify, demilitarize, de-gentrify and democratize our economies and our communities. We will take a stand for our collective communities at the #ItTakesRoots #Sol2Sol Week in San Fran! Thousands will be there to make sure our voices are heard for climate justice!
We are hosting a fundraiser to provide meals to our Staff, Board Members and Leaders representing Chainbreaker Collective at #Sol2Sol, visit our Facebook to donate to our Fundraiser!

Office closed Labor day/Oficina cerrada por el día laboral

Chainbreaker will be closed Monday, September  3rd for Labor Day. We will re-open for regular hours on Tuesday September 4th. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you

Chainbreaker estará cerrado el lunes, 3 de septiembre para el Día del Trabajo. Volveremos a abrir en horario regular el martes 4 de septiembre. Perdón por cualquier inconveniente, Gracias

No Fare!

During the election several candidates called for free fare on our buses.  Some of them got elected. Now let’s make that a reality.  Join us at city hall on Wednesday April 25th, to rally for free fare! See you there at 6:00pm.