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If you have bikes to donate or contribute, many of the organizations on this page are willing recipients. If you cannot find an organization in your community, you should also check the programs 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. (If you have additions or corrections for this list please let us know. )

* 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.

Directory of Community Bike Programs: 

Maine

University of New England, Biddeford ME.  Free bikes to freshman.

Community Bicycle Center, 284 Hill St, Biddeford, ME. 207-282-9700. cbcofme @gwi.net  *

Camp Ketcha, 244 St Johns Street, Portland, ME. 04102. Email: ajudge @campketcha.org *  Community and youth development programs.

Maryland

Velocipede Bike Project, 4 W Lanvale St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Cooperative bicycle shop:  People can buy ready to ride second-hand bikes, claim and fix-up a bike that has been donated or use tools to work on their own bike.

Mt Rainier Bike Coop, 3409 Rhode Island Ave, Mount Rainier, MD.  The coop helps community residents build bikes from parts, maintain and repair their bikes, and sponsors monthly rides. (may be defunct)

Massachusetts

CommonWheels Bicycle Collective, 20 Rugg Road, Allston MA. Their programs focus on neighborhood, including; monthly workshops, group rides, kids rodeos and bikes giveaways, free CommonTool times, and resources such as helmets and maps provided for free.

UMass Bike Coop, first floor of the Student Union next to the Campus Ballroom on the UMass campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.  Tel: 413-545-0647. Email: bikecoop @stuaf.umass.edu  *

Yellow Bike Program, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. Email: bikeme @bike.hampshire.edu   *.  A fleet of Yellow bikes is available to the Hampshire College community for on-campus transportation. On the website's "Program Development" tab there is information on an advanced computer check-out system.

Broadway Bicycle School, 351 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02139. Tel: 617-868-3392.

Quad Bikes Corner of Shepard and Walker Streets, Cambridge, MA  Tel: 617-496-5955.  Email: info @quadbikes.org *.  The non-profit bicycle shop for the Harvard community.

Smith College Bike Kitchen, Northampton, MA

Bikes-Not-Bombs, 59 Amory St #103, Roxbury MA 02119 USA. Tel: 617-442-0004. 

Williams College Purple Bike Coalition, Williamstown MA.

Worcester Earn-A-Bike, 4 King St, Worcester MA 01610. Tel: 508-579-9093. Email: gary @worcesterearnabike.org *. Neighborhood bike shop that allows people of all ages to "earn" bikes from the selection of donated bikes in return for helping others.  Accepts donations of all types of bikes.

Michigan

Common Cycle, Ann Arbor, MI. info @commoncycle.org  *

The Hub of Detroit / Back Alley Bikes, 3535 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. (313) 879-5073. Email: shop @thehubofdetroit.org *

Slow Roll, Detroit MI. Not a physical location, but a series of community building bicycle rides.

MSU Bikes, Michigan State Univ, B10 Bessey Hall, East Lansing MI 48824. Email: bikes @msu.edu *.  Bicycle leases, repairs, accepts donations.

Boston Square Community Bikes, Oakdale Neighborhood, 1260 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. Tel: 616-248-2848.  Email: info @bostonsquare.org  *. Co-op bike workshop.

The Spoke Folks, 221 Logan St. SW, Grand Rapids, MI

Minnesota

Bike Cave Collective, 1712 Jefferson St. Duluth, MN. Email: bikecave1712 @hotmail.com  *.

Re-Bike Project, Mankato MN. Tel: 507-345-7840.

Freewheel Midtown Bike Center Midtown Greenway, Minneapolis, MN. info @freewheelbikes.com  *  Storage, Rentals, Repair Classes, Public Shop ($4/ 15 min)

Grease Pit, Minneapolis MN. Email: greasepitbikes @gmail.com  *

Hub Bike Coop  301 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 612-238-3593, and 3020 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 612-729-0437.  Two locations. Has used bikes and public shop ($5/hr).

Cycles for Change, St. Paul, MN

Express Bike Shop 1158 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104. Tel: 651-644-9660. Community based used bikes / training.

Mac Bike, Macalester College, 1628-1630 Dayton, St Paul MN.  Student organization at Macalester College working to promote bicycle use on campus and in the larger Twin Cities community, including a Bike Share program.

Minneapolis / Saint Paul Yellow Bike Coalition, Defunct. (see program story)

Cycle for Change, 712 University Ave, St Paul, MN 55104. Tel: 651-222-2080. Non-profit membership-based biking and walking organization promoting healthy transportation through bike and pedestrian advocacy, classes and community involvement. 

MN Recyclery, 2100 4th St, White Bear Lake, MN. Tel: 651-402-4880. Email: jmuellner @aol.com  *.  Contact: James Muellner. Refurbishes and distributes bicycle in the area around White Bear Lake.

Missouri

816 Bicycle Collective, 518 E. 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108. Tel: 816-343-8518. Email: the816bike @gmail.com  *

Bikes and Trikes for Tykes, 1415 Iron St, North Kansas City, MO.  They accept bicycle donations, clean and repair them, and give them to area youth working through other local charities.  100% volunteer.  Volunteers are welcome to help with a variety of tasks including repairing bikes, cleaning them, or salvaging usable parts from unneeded bikes.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about repairing bikes.  Bring your bike in for help, as long as you help with some of ours too.  They also sell bike shop quality bikes of all types to fund the repairs.  Transportation bikes can be earned by helping us also.

Revolve Community Bike Shop, 5100 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110. Tel: 816-8268-1757. Email:  info @revolvekc.org  *.

Saint Louis Bike Works, 4102 Shenandoah Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63110. Tel: (314) 827-6640.

S.W.E.A.T. (Southside Workshop for Exploring Alternative Technology), 3026 Cherokee, St. Louis MO 63118.  Contact: Dann Green, dann @stlimc.org *

Montana

Bozeman Bike Kitchen, 425 East Aspen (rear garage on the left), Bozeman MT 59715. Email: info @bozemanbikekitchen.org *.

Free Cycles Missoula, 91 campus dr. #1412, Missoula MT  59801.  Tel: 406 541 7284.  Contact: Bob Giordano.  Email: mist @strans.org *. Five programs: Community Bicycle Shop, Festival of Cycles, Hub, Free Roam, and Education.

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