Do I need to call and set up an appointment to donate my bike or can I just bring my bike to NBW?

You can bring your donation to our space at 3939 Lancaster Ave. anytime our Community Shop is open.  Community Shop hours are: Tuesday - Friday 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Saturdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

If you need to arrange to drop off donations outside of Community Shop hours, call (215) 386-0316 x 121 to set up an appointment.

Do you pick up bikes?

We do not pick up individual bikes. In some cases, we are able to pick up loads of 10 bikes or more. If you have a load of bikes you would like to donate to NBW, get in touch with us with at least a week in advance of when you want the bikes picked up. The best way to schedule a pick up is by calling us at 215-386-0316.

Do you have other donation drop-off points?

Yes, you can drop off bikes for NBW at Riverbend Cycles in Conshohocken. Riverbend Cycles is at 1 Station Ave.

What do you do with bike donations?

All of the programs we run at Neighborhood Bike Works depend on donated bikes, parts, and accessories. Every year hundreds of Philadelphia youth take home bikes through our Earn-A-Bike and Graduate Level programs. By participating in our programs youth are able to repair and take home a bike. Other bikes are used as fleet bikes for our ride-based programs such as Ride Club and Monthly Group Rides. Still other bikes and parts are sold at our earned-income retail shop and Bike Church - our DIY adult shop. All sales support our youth programs.

Is my donation tax deductible?   

Yes, we are a 501c3 nonprofit and will offer you a donation receipt for your records.

Do you buy bikes?

Sorry, we do not buy bikes.

Can I trade in my old bike for a new one?

Sorry, we do not do trades

Do you do bike drives?

        We love it when volunteers and others do bike drives on our behalf. We offer several types of support for groups that are interested in doing bike drives as a service project. Take a look at our guide and get in touch with us if you are interested! How to Organize a Bike Drive for Neighborhood Bike Works.



  • Bikes with wheels smaller than 20 inches
  • Rusty bikes that have been left out in the weather
  • Used bike helmets
  • Badly damaged department store bikes (Huffy, Magna, Next, Roadmaster)
  • Exercise bikes
  • Rollers
  • Roof racks for bikes


  • All bikes that are in good condition or can be fixed up! We can re-use parts from bikes with damaged frames if there are usable components.
  • All types of bikes - road, hybrid, mountain, & BMX
  • Bikes with 20 inch wheels and larger
  • Bike tools
  • Accessories that are in good working condition: lights, mirrors, computers, bike racks & baskets, air pumps, panniers, saddle bags, water bottle cages & water bottles, Ulocks with key, and wind trainers
  • Working bike trailers
  • Trunk racks for bikes
  • Gently used and laundered cycling clothing: jerseys, shorts, shoes, hats, jackets, arm & leg warmers
  • NEW bike helmets (unfortunately, we cannot accept used helmets)

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Youth Job Boards & Resources 

We've created a resource for youth to find jobs, internships, and other personal development opportunities. Click the link above!

May 2017 Adult Bike Repair Class @ NBW

Our monthly Adult Repair Class covers basic bike repair and maintenance. The class meets four Mondays in a row and registration is open!