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.

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!

Neighborhood Bike Works Donations FAQ

What donations do you accept?

  • 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)

  • We do NOT accept:

  • 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

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

    Yes, please call us to arrange a time to drop-off your donation during our regular business hours: 215-386-0316. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday between 10:00AM and 6:00PM by appointment. You can also stop in during our Adult Co-op hours in the evenings or on weekends without making an appointment. If you are dropping off more than five bicycles at one time, you MUST make an appointment, even if you plan to bring your donation during our Adult Co-op hours.

    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 two weeks 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.

    What do you do with bike donations?

    All of the programs we run at Neighborhood Bike Works depend on donated bikes and accessories. Every year hundreds of Philadelphia youth take home bikes through our Earn-A-Bike and Graduate Level Drop-In programs. By putting work into the bikes, youth receive the very bike they've worked on over the course of the class. Other bikes are used as fleet bikes for our ride-based programs such as Ride Club, Monthly Group Rides, and Ride of Dreams. Still other bikes and parts are sold at our retail shop and Adult Bike Co-op. 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

    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.