Donate a Bike
ANY bicycle in ANY condition will be accepted AND used. Donations are fixed, stripped,
scrapped, or re-directed to other programs. Re-Cycled bikes are kept out of landfills. Last year Re-Cycle facilitated the donation of almost 1000
bicycles to area non-profits.
Donations can be dropped off at the shop during business hours.
2327 Hennepin Ave S
Recovery Bike Shop (North East) also accepts donations
2555 Central Ave NE (East Side Co-op building)
Re-Cycle (Minneapolis) accepts bicycle donations on behalf of several organizations. There
are a multitude of groups that are constantly seeking bicycles (and volunteers) to
distribute to youth organizations, developing nations, or other individuals and
communities. Please consider donating your old bikes. It makes
Bicycles intended for one of these charity organizations should be accompanied by a $10 CASH DONATION because
of the costs these organizations incur when repairing old bikes (new tires, tubes, cables, etc.).
Re-Cycle also takes bicycle donations to be resold at the shop. Anything you’ve got can be
donated FREE OF CHARGE as the costs of rehabbing will be recovered through sales.
or call 612-216-2072 with your questions.
Here are some of the groups that Re-Cycle supports:
The Wellstone Bike Club
Our Mission: Empowering Students through Bicycling through the Wellstone Bike Club, Women and
men learn to ride for the first time, to tune up their own bike, and to savor the joys of
exploring beautiful Minneapolis on two wheels. Students who complete the program take a bike
home to use on their own.
Donate your used bike!
If you have a bike gathering dust in the garage, consider donating it to Wellstone Bike Club. Often
we can even pick up the bike at your address. Bikes in good working condition are always preferred
though we may also accept “junkers” to use for parts.
We are located at Wellstone International High School in Roosevelt High School.
"The future will not belong to those who sit on the sidelines. The future will not belong to the
cynics. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-Senator Paul Wellstone
Sunshine Bike Shop at Northland College in Ashland, WI
This hand-me-down bike shop at Northland College gets passed down from class to class as Wisconsin’s best and brightest do their part for the planet. Part Yellow-Bike program, part rental shop, Sunshine satisfies several cravings for Northland students. It brings the Ashland community one step closer to sustainable living. It provides extremely low cost transportation for the community and it allows campus bike geeks to talk about everything bikey.
Check out a bit more on The Sunshine Bike shop on the
Northland College website.
Help fight juvenile truancy & delinquency by becoming a biking mentor to a Twin Cities youth.
Bolder Options seeks adult mentors willing to meet weekly for one year with one youth. Mentors
and youth spend time biking, volunteering in the community, attending program meetings and
working on youth goals. Bolder Options will provide you with training and support throughout
the year, giving you the tools to teach your mentee to succeed in all of life's races. Mentors
must be 21 years old, have access to reliable transportation and pass screening process. To get
started, contact the Volunteer Director at
or 612.379.2653 x221.
Visit our website at
for more information.
Gently used, newer (1990+), smaller-framed, 26" or 24" wheels, hybrid and/or mountain-style are what we need.
People on Bikes
With a small grant for tools, North Minneapolis' Redeemer Lutheran Church has started a youth run community
bicycle shop. The shop repairs and sells bikes, but the focus is on teaching other youth bike mechanics and bike safety this summer.
Youth involved with People on Bikes are paid for their efforts, learn job skills and a trade,
and interact with their community in a new way. People on Bikes is still ramping up, but they
do have bicycles available for sale to the general public and are always in need of donations.
Contact Kent Goodroad firstname.lastname@example.org (952-220-0415) to schedule an appointment for either.
If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please send us an email, Cutter@Re-Cycle.com,
about your area of interest and expertise (or lack thereof) or contact these organizations directly. All volunteers are welcome!