5 Places to Donate Your Bicycle This Summer

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Do you have a well loved bike that’s no longer getting any use? Rather than letting it collect cobwebs, give it a second life! There are great places in the city that will take it off your hands, spruce it up and donate it to someone in need. Check out the list below, along with details on where and how the bikes are donated.

1. Obsession: Bikes

Obsession: Bikes runs the ‘Bikes for Tykes’ initiative in efforts to provide children in need with bicycles. They’ve collected, repaired and placed over 100 bikes annually since 2005.  

Obsession: Bikes is located at 94 Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver. Their summer hours are 10am-6pm (Mon-Wed, Sat) 10am-8pm (Thur-Fri), 10am-5pm (Sun)

2. Ride On 

Ride On is a Vancouver cycle staple with four locations across the city. They’ll take your used bike in any condition to repair and donate to a variety of charities like Bicycles For Humanity

Check out the Ride On website for locations and hours.

3. Bikes For All

Bikes For All will take your old in bike any condition. Is it so old that it’s just falling apart? Not a problem – whether they can simply use it for parts, or repair your old bike to make it feel new again, they are fixed up and donated to private individuals in need.

Bikes For All is located at 112 E 7th Ave and is open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday12pm-5pm.

4. Our Community Bikes

Our Community Bikes is a collectively run, non-profit community bike shop offering D.I.Y. bicycle repair and affordable bike maintenance. They’ll take bikes in any condition, refurbish them, and match them with applicants who experience barriers to affordable forms of transportation. 

Our Community Bikes is located at 2429 Main St. and is open 7 days a week, 11am-6pm

5. Kickstand

Kickstand is also volunteer run community bike shop that offers workshops, drop in hours and classes to get you up to speed on repairing your own bicycle. Along with bikes in any condition, they also take items such as rags, steel wool, brushes and bolt cutters to efforts to make bike maintenance affordable and accessible to all members of the community. 

 Kickstand is located at 1739 Venables St. and is open MondayWednesdayFriday 5pm-9pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm