Donate a bike and make it a vehicle for change
Donated bicycles form the foundation of the Community Cycling Center. Our professional mechanics and skilled volunteers evaluate and refurbish the bicycles and direct them to our bike safety programs for youth and adults living on low incomes or to our bike shop. Bike shop proceeds benefit our year-round programs.
The Community Cycling Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
We suggest a $5 processing donation for each bike that you drop off to offset the cost of evaluating, assessing and refurbishing these bikes to like-new condition. In the case where we cannot refurbish, reuse, or sell a bike or part, the Community Cycling Center pays for the cost of recycling metal and rubber. This suggested fee helps our nonprofit organization offset all of these costs.
What Kinds of Bikes Do You Need?
We love all bicycles for kids and adults. We especially need bikes in good condition.
Please note: We cannot accept car racks, strollers, stationary bicycles or trainers, scooters, anything motorized, or clothing. We do accept donations of cycling shoes. If you have something that you’d like to donate but aren’t sure if we accept it, please give us a call at the shop: 503.287.8786.
How Do I Donate a Bike?
You can donate a bike at our bike shop year-round during business hours. Our bike shop is located at 1700 NE Alberta Street.
Can you pick up my bike(s)?
The Community Cycling Center now offers limited pick-up of bike donations in Portland. For a fee of $25, we will come to you to pick up your bike donation. To check availability, please email email@example.com. Provide your name, address, phone number, and a brief description of the bike(s). If possible, include a picture of the donation.
The fee is to cover the costs associated with maintaining our truck and allocating staff time to your pick-up. We also suggest a $5 per bike donation to help us offset the cost of evaluating, assessing and refurbishing these bikes to like-new condition. In the case where we cannot refurbish, reuse, or sell a bike or part, the Community Cycling Center pays for the cost of recycling metal and rubber. This suggested fee helps our nonprofit organization offset all of these costs.
Pick up is available in the following neighborhoods. If you live outside of these neighborhoods, we may consider a pickup for a large donations of bikes. Email us with the details.
St. Johns, Portsmouth, Cathedral Park, University Park, Kenton, Arbor Lodge, Overlook, Piedmont, Humboldt, Boise, Woodlawn, Vernon, King, Irvington, Elliot, Sabin, Alameda, Grant Park, Sullivans Gulch, Concordia, Cully, Sumner, Madison South, Roseway, Rose City Park, Hollywood, Beaumont–Wilshire, Lloyd District, Kerns, Laurelhurst, Buckman, Sunnyside, North Tabor, Mount Tabor, Hosford-Abernethy, Richmond, South Tabor, Montavilla, Northwest District, Pearl District, Goose Hollow, Downtown.
What Happens To My Bike?
We carefully evaluate every bike that is donated. Each bike is directed to where it is needed most, depending on program needs and the bike’s general condition.
Bikes in good condition are cleaned and refurbished by our professional mechanics and volunteers. Bikes in poor condition are dismantled; usable parts are salvaged. Unusable bikes and parts are recycled.