Donate Your Old Bike

You have an old bicycle and you don’t know what to do with it?

Have you thought about donating it?

 

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Here are different ways to donate your bike in Metro Vancouver:

 

Used Bicycles Vancouver by Ride On Again:

Originally Vancouver’s only BMX specific store. They now service all makes and models of bikes and selling many types of bike ranging from single speeds, fixed gears, vast selection of entry level road bikes, lots of choices of steel touring/CX bikes, hybrids, comfort bikes and anything in between. Their focus has been put on a strong community relationship between the rider and the rider’s experience within the bicycle repair shop.

The bikes that get donated normally end up in 3 groups:

  • Repairable, if the bike can be fixed up to get back on the road, they will give it a full tune up, by professional bike mechanics, using either new or used parts. These are then sold in their store as very reasonably priced up-cycled used bikes.

  • Unrepairable, if the bike is beyond repair, they ensure that it gets stripped down as efficiently as possible, usable parts are kept to mend other bikes, the remaining parts are separated into Steel, Aluminum, Rubber, Hard Plastic to be properly recycled.

  • Given Away. They work with a number of local charities and organisations to get the bikes into the hands of the people that need them most.

The aim of ” Used Bicycles Vancouver” is to get bicycles and parts into the hands of people who can put them to use.

They can come to your house to collect your unwanted bikes, or you can drop them off at one of their stores no matter what condition.

They are located at:

Open daily from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Open daily from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm

Open daily from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Open daily from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm

 

Pedal Society:

PEDAL is a non-profit society that oversees several bicycle related projects in the Vancouver area.  At its core, PEDAL’s programs enable, educate and empower members of the community to make cycling a part of their daily lives.

It is composed of 3 programs:

  • Community Bikes – full service mechanic and retail bike shop.

  • Community Bike Club – bike skills for youth.

  • Pedals for the People – providing refurbished bikes to people in need.

The programs are funded by donations from businesses, government and members of the community. They accept donations of bicycles, parts, accessories, and tools.

Drop off your bike at the Community Bikes located at 2429 Main St, Vancouver, BC, V5T 3E1

Open daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

 

AMS Bike Co-op:

They provide students and the wider community with an accessible environment where they can learn to fix bicycles, share resources, and work together. They engage in cycling education, outreach and advocacy to promote biking as a safe and sustainable means of transportation.

Bicycle donations are used for a whole variety of purposes that include:

  • being built into guaranteed used bicycles and resold

  • being built and given to someone who needs a bike via their volunteer bike building program

  • being repurposed as a member of their Purple and Yellow Community Bike Fleet

  • being salvaged for parts that are used to give many other bikes a new lease on life

  • being fully recycled when the bike is too damaged or worn to be useable

Drop off your bike at the Nike Kitchen located at 6138 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver, BC

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

If you are going to donate 4 or more bikes we may be able to organize a pick up for you. This option is often used by those representing a strata, apartment complex, office building, or other organization.

Contact Jordan at 604-827-7333 or email sustainability(at)bikecoop.ca to ask about setting up a donation pick-up, or if you have any other questions.

 

Bikes For All:

Donating a bike is a great way of helping out the community and promoting sustainability. Bikes can be recycled, refurbished and distributed back into the community or used for teaching. Donations of bikes can make a great difference to the community’s organizations, individuals and the environment.

Drop off your bike at the store located at 112 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1M6

Monday to Friday  9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Cycling BC:

At Cycling BC they believe that every kid in the province should have access to a bicycle. To achieve this goal they are always looking for donations of good quality, gently used bikes for kids and youth across the province. In exchange for your gift you will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of your bike.

All bikes that are donated will go directly to their schools program, to youth development or to a member of one of their high performance teams.

Donating your bike is easy to do! Here are the five simple steps that will make a huge difference to kids across the province.

1. Print out the Sport BC Gift in Kind Donation Form and take a picture of your bike.
2. Get the value of your bike independently appraised if the fair market value of the item is over $1,000.
4. Contact CyclingBC with the photo of your bike and to arrange a drop off.
5. Receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of your bike.

Office Location:  130 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 1P3

 

Kickstand:

Kickstand is a volunteer-run community bike shop to help you with all your cycling needs. By going there you can get your bike tuned up, learn to fix up your own bike, buy a refurbished bike, get a custom built bike, or build your own bike.

What they wish to get by donation:

  • bikes and components in good shape

  • files

  • rags

  • cleaning brushes

  • bolt cutters

  • steel wool

  • lock tite

  • Compressor

  • bench grinder

  • angle grinder

You can drop off your bike, parts, or tools at the Kickstand Shop located at 1739 Venables St, Vancouver, BC V5L 2H3

Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sunday form 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

If you have a VERY large donation we will try to help with transportation. Please contact us at kickstandbikes@gmail.com

 

Bicycles For Humanity:

Bicycles for Humanity is global grassroots movements that provides the gift of mobility delivered by a bicycle to many in developing countries. In addition to delivering bicycles, many B4H groups work with the local people to develop the skills to manage the bike programs and to ensure that the community realizes maximum value from the gifts of mobility that their chapters provide.

Find the contact for a different location in Canada here.  And for the Vancouver contact, Devin Montgomery at devinmontgomery@gmail.com

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