When and how to donate
We greatly appreciate bike and hardware donations any time we are open. Our most up-to-date hours are located on the right-hand side of the website. Please stop by the shop with your donation–no need to notify us beforehand.
We use bike donations in several ways:
1. Repair for retail sales
2. Repair for our bicycle programs
3. Strip for parts to use and sell/give volunteers experience working on these bikes
4. Sell as-is to customers to fix on their own during Open Shop
5. Repair for use in our Learn to Ride classes
We suggest a $10-20 donation accompanying each bike donation to help with the cost of any repairs or replacement parts it may need. Bicycle and monetary donations are tax-deductible.
If your donation is more than 5 bikes, please email Will at [email protected] to schedule an appointment for bicycle donation drop-off. We do not accept donations outside of open hours. We do not pick up bicycle donations. For more information, please call us at 612-787-7433.
Cycles for Change partners with Metro Transit to give bikes a second home after they are abandoned on Twin Cities buses and trains. Always remember to take your bike with you when getting off the bus or train! If you forget your bike, you can call their customer service line at 612-373-3333.