Instead of trashing a used bike, why not give it a Second Chance? We collect, repair, and distribute used bikes to people who need affordable transportation the most. We currently are accepting bikes in good condition (please see details below), and accessories and parts that are clean and in working order. If a bike is not repairable, we may still be able to use it by salvaging parts to use these to fix other bikes. We also work with local metal recyclers to make sure as little as possible makes it to the landfill.
To donate a bike, parts, or accessories, simply bring your donation to our warehouse (see map at right) in Park Circle when we are open or during our regularly scheduled volunteer sessions. If you cannot bring your donation bike during these timeframes, please contact us.
PLEASE READ BEFORE DONATING:
We ask that donation bikes are in relatively good condition and have minimal rust. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept all donations, and we reserve the right to refuse to accept bikes. As a small nonprofit with limited resources, we usually do not accept bikes that we will not be able to fix. Sometimes, we will accept ‘unfixable’ bikes if we want to salvage some parts to use for repairing other bikes. As a general rule, we do not take ‘department store” bikes, unless they are in near perfect condition and suitable for one of our programs. Please check out this link to learn why.
We never accept ‘full suspension’ department store bikes, regardless of condition. Example pictured below. PLEASE do not drop these off.
Brands we accept: Ibis, Cannondale, Giant, Focus, Surly, Yeti, Masi, Klein, Jamis, Free Agent, GT, Kona, Raleigh, Devinci, Slingshot, BMC, Haro, Schwinn, Marin, Peugeot, Specialized, Ridley, Gary Fisher, Burley, Felt, Santa Cruz, Trek, Litespeed, Univega, Iron Horse, Redline, Cervelo, Bianchi, Bridgestone, Transition, KHS
Brands we generally do not accept, unless bikes are in like-new condition: Motiv, Huffy, Murray, Next, Magna, Roadmaster, Free Spirit, Pacific, Genesis, Vertical
If you are unsure about a bike you would like to donate, please feel free to email or text us (843.608.8383). Please include some photos and any information that you think may be helpful.
For donations of large lots of bikes, such as from apartment complexes or schools, we may be able to schedule a pick-up for a fee of $50 to $75 per load (approx. 20 bikes per load) depending on location. Please email us to find out more.