Donate a bike and make it a vehicle for change
Donated bicycles form the foundation of the Community Cycling Center. Our professional mechanics repair the donated bicycles for sale in our shop and for delivery to youth and adults living on low incomes via our Youth Programs and Community Programs. Bike shop proceeds benefit our year-round programs.
The Community Cycling Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Now Accepting Donations!
We are pleased to accept donations of gently used bicycles, parts, tools, and accessories. These items are judiciously sorted by our staff to ensure that we’re able to make the most out of each donation. Some items will be sold in our store, where profits go to fund our Programs, and some items will go directly to participants in our Programs. Items that can’t be re-homed will be stripped, sorted, and sent to the scrap yard where raw materials are sorted and sold for manufacturing things all over the world.
How Do I Donate a bike/parts?
You can drop off your donations at our shop on Alberta st. any time we’re open. Check in with our retail staff at the front door when you arrive and we’ll make sure you’re in the right place . Our bike shop is located at 1700 NE Alberta Street.
We do request a $5 processing donation be paid with each bicycle that is donated. These processing donations help offset the cost of our Salvage program, where we send any donations that we’re unable to re-home. You can learn more about how we’re reducing our waste stream here. If you don’t have $5, don’t worry. We’ll still be happy to accept your bike!
Is There Anything You won’t Accept?
Yes, we cannot accept:
- Used helmets
- Anything motorized
- Toxic materials(batteries, oil, & solvents)
We have limited space and capacity to accept larger items such trainers, rollers, car racks and bike stands and may not accept those items at any given time.
We do accept donations of cycling shoes. We’ll take pretty much everything else bike-related!
If you have a larger item that you’d like to donate but aren’t sure if we accept it, please give us a call at the shop: 503.287.8786.
What Kinds of Bikes Do You Need?
We love all bicycles for kids and adults. We especially need bikes in good condition but we’ll find a use for every donation!
Can you pick up my bike(s)?
Due to limited staff, the Community Cycling Center cannot offer pick-up bike donation service at this time.
What Happens To My Bike?
We carefully evaluate every bike that is donated. Each bike is directed to where it is needed most, depending on program needs and the bike’s general condition.
Bikes in good condition are cleaned and refurbished by our professional mechanics and volunteers. Bikes in poor condition are dismantled; usable parts are salvaged. Unusable bikes and parts are recycled.