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If you have bikes to donate many of the organizations on this page are willing recipients. If you cannot find an organization on this list in your community, you should also check the programs/organizations listed on our "youth program directory" and "international recycling bicycles" pages.).  Still no luck, check locally for social service agency that serve the homeless, disadvantaged, orphanages, organize gift programs at Christmas, etc.

* To discourage email harvesting the email addresses in this directory are un-hyperlinked and have an extra space in them.  To use the email address: cut-and-paste the address and delete the space before the @ symbol.  For those of you with honorable intentions we are sorry for the inconvenience in communicating with these fine organizations.

(If you have additions or corrections for this list please let us know.)

ALBERTA

Good Life Community Bicycle Shop, Good Life Community Bike, Calgary AB T2S 1W7. Email: info @goodlifebikes.ca *.

The Bike Root, 1428 2800 University DR NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4. Tel: 403-210-6806. Email: info @bikeroot,ca *.

Community Cruisers, Canmore, Alberta (in the planning stage, May 2007)

Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society, Edmonton

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Kickstand, 1739 Venables St. at Commercial Dr. (’round back in the basement of Astorino’s), East Vancouver, BC.  Eamil: kickstandbikes @gmail.com *.

UBC/AMS Bike Co-op / Bike Kitchen, University of British Columbia, 6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 1Z1. Tel: 604.827.7333. Email: bikecoop @ubc.ca *.  Run a full service and d.i.y. community bike shop, an indoor bike-check facility, engage in bike advocacy and education, teach bike repair and building workshops, and co-ordinate the famous purple and yellow community bike fleet.

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST), Vancouver BC.  See Youth Program Directory

BikeWorks, 49 E Hastings St, Vancouver BC. Tel: 604-688-9888. Repairs, sales, and instruction to the public.

Our Community Bikeshop, 2429 Main St, Vancouver BC.  Tel: 604-879-2453. Email: info @pedalpower.org *. Programs include:

  • providing tools, workstands and guidance for those who wish to repair their own bikes [and thereby becoming more self-sufficient commuter cyclists]
  • reconditioning donated bikes and parts destined for the waste stream
  • offering courses in bike repair and commuter cycling [in the shop and at workplaces]
  • offering courses in bike repair and commuter cycling (in the shop and at workplaces)
  • donating bikes to local people and organizations in need · sending bicycles and parts to developing countries [Guatemala, Cuba, Togo]
  • offering work experience and occupational therapy to volunteers from social service organizations (JobStart, Sanctuary Foundation, Greater Vancouver Mental Health Association)
  • offering a full repair service and new parts/accessories inventory for commuter cyclists OCB serves the cycling needs of low income people in the Lower Mainland, however our customers come from all economic and cultural backgrounds. OCB is self-funded through our business earnings.

Pedal Power  PEDAL [Pedal Energy Development Alternatives]. Associated with Our Community Bikeshop, Vancouver BC.

FreeHub Bike Coop, Victoria

Recyclistas, 25 Crease Ave, Victoria, BC. 250-418-8867

MANITOBA

Bike Dump, 594 Main St. (access through back door via. back lane off Logan Ave.), Winnipeg, Manitoba. Email: bikepunks @bike-dump.ca *. Get free help doing repairs or maintenance on your bike, offers periodic bicycle repair and maintenance workshops, and sell low-cost, recycled bicycles.

Bike Dungeon, Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Email: bikdedungeon @gmail.com *.

Winnipeg Repair Education and Cycling Hub (WRENCH), 1057 Logan Ave.,Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3N8. Tel: 204-296-3389. programs @thewrench.ca *.

NOVA SCOTIA

Bike Again! Community Project, 102-6070 Almon Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 1T8. Email: bikeagain @hotmail.com *. Over 60 volunteers and two part time staff distribute bikes on short term and long term loans.  The goal is to increase the number of cyclists on the streets and to provide an affordable place to get bikes and to fix them.

ONTARIO

Kingston Yellow Bike Action, 23 Carlisle, Kingston Ontario K7K 3X1. Tel: 613.545-0404. Toll free in Cnd: 877-613-8122.  Email: [email protected] gmail.com *.  Provides affordable rentals (Yellow Bikes), free bikes for kids, access to tools and parts (for a small fee) and a non-hierarchical environment where people can teach each other about bike repair and other activities which increase self-reliance (like silkscreening and VCR repair).  (see program story)

Recycle Cycles, 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener, Ontario N2G 1V6.  Tel: 519-749-9177 x222.  Contact: Jesse Robertson. Start in 1993 in associated with the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group.

Re-Cycle Bicycle Coop, 477 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, Ontario.  Email: info @re-cycles.ca  *

BIKE Peterborough Community Bike Shop  400 Wolfe St, Peterborough, Ontario

Bike Pirates, 1292 Bloor St. W, Toronto, Ontario. Email: info @bikepirates.com  *

Bikesauce, 235 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4M 2G3. Email: info @bikesauce.org  *

BikeShare, 761 Queen St. W., Toronto Ontario, M6J 1G1.  Tel: 416 504 2918. Email: bikeshare @communitybicyclenetwork.org *.  Contact: Maogosha Pyjor.  To reduce theft, BikeShare users to be members.  Memberships require four hours of volunteer work or Cnd$25.  BikeShare is part of the Community Bike Network. Email: cbn @connection.com *.

Evergreen Bike Works, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto Ont, M4W3X8.  Tel: 416 596 7670. Email: bikeworks @evergreen.ca *.  Bike Works is a community bike space at Evergreen Brick Works. The space is open to the public on weekends for DIY repairs and bike rentals. (closes for winter.)

My First Wheels! Toronto, Ontario. Tel: (416) 858-9947. Email: donate @myfirstwheels.ca *.  Contact :Lenni Eubanks.  “My first wheels!” is a non-profit bicycle recycling/donation organization. Their mission is to collect gently used children's bikes and make them available to service agencies for donation to kids living in low-income neighbourhoods in Toronto.

Bike Chain  University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario.

QUEBEC

Biciklo, University of Montreal, Montreal Quebec.  Alternative bicycle repair community.

Club de Velo - Freewheel - Bicycle Club, garage behind 6200 de Châteaubriand, at the corner of Bellechasse, Métro Beaubien, Montreal Quebec. Tel: 514-278-4906. Email: freewheels @hotmail.com *. See also Youth Program Directory

Freewheels Bicycle Club, 6141 Dagenais, Montreal-Nord, Quebec H1G 1M6. Tel: 514-327-2709

La voie Libre / Right to Move, c/o QPIRG, c/o Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve ouest, Montréal, Québec, H3G 1M8. Tel.: 514-999-4885. Email: info @rtm-lvl.org *  Public-access bike shop open weekday evenings, 50 weeks a year.

Le Zebre Rouge, 410, avenue St-Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec J7V 2M6. Tél: 450-424-2422. Email: veloszebrerouge @gmail.com *

Mile End Bike Garage, 135 Van Horne, 2nd Floor,  Email: garage.mile.end @gmail.com *

PX "The Space" Bike Works, 7746 de L'Épée, north of St. Roch, third garage in back alley.

Santro Velo, 4050, rue St-Urbain . Montréal, Quebec H2W 1V3. Tel: 514 284 9335. Fax: 514 284 5662. Email: info @santropolroulant.org *

The Flat, McGill University, Montreal Quebec.

Velogik, 1480 De l'Eglise, Saint Laurent, Quebec, H4L 2H6. Tel: 514-855-1616. Email: velogik @cgestlaurent.org *  or velogik @uqam.ca  *

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Prince Edward Island Coop, PEI (in the planning stage, July 2003)

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