Donate A Bike
Do you have an unwanted bicycle collecting dust in your basement or garage? Does it need maintenance work that makes it not worth selling? Donate it to the ASPCC Bike Program instead and help a student get to school! We also accept parts donations.
Donating bikes to the ASPCC bike program keeps usable bikes out of landfills and out of your cluttered life, and gets a tax deductible donation in your hands! Bikes donated to ASPCC are given a new life as rental bikes after being carefully inspected, cleaned, overhauled, and tested, before they are rented to a student for $15 a term. We replace worn or missing parts with new or quality used ones. Please see our guidelines to make sure we can process your bike before you bring your bike to the shed. We can not accept all bikes, and reserve the right to refuse your bike if we cannot repair or re-use it.
- We can accept mountain/hybrid bikes and road bikes for adults that are in decent used condition.
- We will work on bikes with brake issues, that need gear work, cleaning, minor rust issues, missing saddles and seat-posts, bikes needing new grips, new cables and housing, and that have tubes and tires than don't hold air.
- We will accept all brands, models and ages, as long as they are in acceptable condition.
Sadly not acceptable:
- Kids, youth and BMX bikes, single speed and fixed gear bikes, as well as recumbents, beach cruiser type bikes, and trikes.
- We cannot accept bikes with frozen handlebars and seat posts (handlebars/seat won't go up or down), as well as frozen bottom brackets (cranks won't turn). These conditions are not salvageable :/
- We cannot accept bikes where the cost of the repair exceeds their value to us, which includes bikes with excessive rust, or that need two new wheels, or certain mid-70's French road bikes (these use non-standard parts). Please contact us to discuss whether or not we can use your bike.
How it works:
- Get in touch with us! Send the bike program coordinator an email.
- I will ask you questions about the condition of your bike (you can also email me a photo from your phone!) and arrange a time for you to drop off your bike.
- If we accept your bike, we will evaluate it and issue you a tax deductible donation receipt.
Donating Bike Parts
We also always need bike parts for our Bike Program. We are happy to accept the following, in acceptable condition:
- Saddles and seat posts (all sizes)
- Fender sets, especially clip on ones for mountain bikes
- Racks (for the back of the bike)
- U Locks (please with at least one matching key. Sorry, we can't use cable locks)
- Lights sets (only working ones, please! We can provide batteries and mounting brackets)
- Tubes (new only please, 26 x 1.5 inch shrader are our most popular)
- Tires (26 x 1.5 inch are our most popular kind)
- Wheels (in usable condition. At the moment we only need 26 x 1.5 inch wheels)
If you have a donable item listed here, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Sometimes we can accept items on a case by case basis. We are happy to write you a tax deduction receipt for your donation.