Donate a Bike

Old bikes cluttering up your garage/basement/yard?
We want 'em!

Please e-mail us or call to set up a time to drop off your donation.
(215)-386-0316

If you have a large donation (more than 10 bikes), please let us know at least 1 week in advance so that we can make sure to have enough hands on deck!

Your old bikes make our programming affordable and teach youth about sustainable re-use and environmental stewardship. Because we are a registered 501(c)3, your in-kind donations are also tax-deductible.


Wondering What to Donate?

  • Bikes that are in good condition and can be fixed up with a little TLC!
  • Our ideal bicycles have wheel sizes of 20”, 24”, 26”, 27”, and 700c.
  • Small kid’s bikes that have 20” wheels and gears especially!
  • Bikes with wheels smaller than 20 inches are not useful to us.
  • "Bike Shop brands" like: Cannondale, Diamond Back, Fuji, Gary Fischer, GT, Haro, Iron Horse, Kona, Marin, Panasonic, Peugeot, Raleigh, Schwinn, Specialized, Trek, and Univega.
  • We generally don’t need any department store brands like: Huffy, Magna, Roadmaster, Next.
  • We can reuse parts from damaged frames if it is a quality bike, or replace missing/damaged components.
  • If it looks like a coral reef, we can’t use it.

  • When it comes to bike parts, accessories, and clothing, we are able to make use of many of your donations through our Earn-A-Bike program and Youth Racing Team.

  • Bike parts should be intact and include all necessary nuts and bolts.
  • We gladly accept high quality components in any condition.
  • Gently used parts are great: brakes and brake levers, derailleurs and shifters, cranks and pedals, and seats & saddles.
  • Accessories should be in good working condition: gently used helmets without cracks, lights, computers with wiring and magnets, water bottle cagesand water bottles, bike racks and baskets, saddle bags, panniers, and air pumps.
  • Bicycle tools are always needed.
  • Clothing for cycling during hot and especially cold months: jerseys, shorts, cleats, socks, tights, jackets, long sleeve shirts, gloves, hats, caps, and arm & leg warmers.

    If you’re not sure about your donation, please call or stop by. Chances are, we can use it!

    Click on the location icon for the shop nearest you for donation drop-off details.


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    Thanks to our supporters.

    © 2013 Neighborhood Bike Works. NBW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Federal EIN 23-3012779, United Way Donor Choice #14084. Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.