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Donate your old bicycle: a sustainable form to help the world

If you have an old bike gathering dust and rust, donate it and help someone who cannot afford one. Check out where you can donate your old bicycle.

One way to get around is by riding a bicycle. But, although bikes are cheaper than other owning a car or a motorcycle, there are people in low income communities that can't afford them yet. Knowing this, you can donate your old bicycle and help those who are unable to buy new bikes.

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Donate your old bicycle

Why should you donate your old bicycle?


Riding a bicycle helps maintain our health and our well-being.

And it is also a sustainable form of transportation because it can help reduce the vehicle traffic in the streets, reduce the emissions of pollutants in the atmosphere and improve the living conditions of population. In other words, you can move without causing damage to nature and without worrying about the traffic in big cities.

Bikes are also a great way for people in low income communities to get around to work or school.

What places accept the donation of bikes?


Below is a list of places where you can donate your old bicycle:

Bikes for the world:

New York: 530 SawMill River Rd
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: (914) 332-7600 ext.18

Virginia: 1408 N Fillmore St Suite 11
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 740-7856

Or visit the website and check out with the volunteers where is the nearest drop off location to you.

What they accept:

  • Bikes
  • Bikes parts
  • Accessories
  • Operating portable sewing machines

Recycle a Bike:

Long Island Workshop - Queens:

5th Street and 46th Avenue
Long Island City, Queens

Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Volunteer night: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dumbo - Brooklyn:

35 Pearl Street (at Plymouth Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 858-2972

Monday – Sunday noon to 7:00 p.m
Volunteer night: Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

East Village - Manhattan:

75 Avenue C (between 5th & 6th Streets)
New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 475-1655

Monday – Saturday noon to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.

What they accept:

  • Bikes
  • Tools and supplies
  • Bike parts
  • Bike mechanic stands in working order

Working Bikes:

2434 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (773) 847-5440

Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Fridays to Sundays 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Or you can donate to a place nearest of you and the bike will go to Working Bike.

What they accept:

  • Bikes
  • Bike parts
  • Accessories

Neighborhood Bike Works:

3939 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 386-0316

Tuesday – Friday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What they accept:

  • Bikes with 20 inch wheels and larger
  • Tools
  • Bike parts in good condition
  • Accessories
  • Gently used cycling clothing
  • New helmets

Bike Works:

3709 S Ferdinand St
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 725-8867

3715 S Hudson St
Suite #111
Seattle, WA 98118
Phone: (206) 695-2522

Monday – Friday 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What they accept:

  • Bicycles in any condition
  • Bicycle parts of any variety
  • Bike frames
  • Bike accessories or gear of any type