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.
Directory of World Community Bike Programs:
(Listed alphabetical by country)
(If you have additions or corrections for this list please let us know.)
Treadlies, Alice Springs, Australia. See
Youth Program Directory
ANU Bicycle Cooperative, John Yencken Bldg No. 45, Sullivans Creek Rd,
Action, ACT 2000, Australia. Tel: (02) 6125 2311. Email:
*. Head down to learn how to fix your own bike,
help fix bikes, pick up a cheap second hand bike, or just wave spanners around
Bicycle Recycling Network, Australia. Information about bicycle
recycling and other forms of community bicycle programs in Australia. Email: karen @bicyclerecycling.com *
Rebycycle - Recycle Bike Project, Central Coast NSW Australia. Tel:
4325 8929. Email: browngum @hotmail.com*
Queensland. A non-profit cooperative that repairs, recycles and rejuvenates bicycles.
Ecology Centre (NBEC), 106 Robert St, Islington, NSW, 2296, Australia.
Tel: (02) 4961 6582. Environmental, social justice, not-for-profit, community,
no green-wash cars, safe & sustainable bikefun centre, (most usually) Saturdays:
Free bikes and parts. Free bike fixing help. Free workshops on how to fix bikes,
cycling tips, & traffic skills. We take pre-loved bikes/parts to be restored or
reused. We need more volunteers to help solve Climate Change Chaos! Email:
newcastlecriticalmass @yahoo.com.au *
Hawkesbury Skills Inc (possibly defunct), 23
Bosworth St, Richmond NSW 2756 Australia. Telephone (02) 4578 4459. Email: colin
* or hugh @hawkesburyskills.org.au
*. HSI has a Community Bicycle Fleet. These bicycles are
available for the unemployed and disadvantaged and may also be lent to community
groups for events. HSI has a bicycle recycle workshop and welcomes volunteers
and bicycle donations. You can email the bicycle contact person from this site.
Nunnery Bike Works, 40 Forbes St, Newton, Australia. The bike workshop
collects abandoned bikes and parts to create working bikes
to give away. It is also a place to fix up your bikes with the tools and parts
available. Come help us fix bikes, show us how to fix bikes, ask us how, fix
your bike or a friend’s, or just come and have some tea and coffee. Everyone
frameWORX Community Bike Program, Victor Harbor, Australia. Email: fullersm @bigpond.net.au
*. Volunteers from the community working
alongside students from the Victor Harbor R-7 School restoring old bikes to give
to the Australian Refugee Association for refugee families and local people in
Hobart Bike Kitchen,
WUK Fahrrad Selbsthilfewerkstatt,
Währinger Straße 59, am Ende des Hofes / LKW-Ausfahrt
1090 Wien (Vienna). Tel.: 43-1-401 21 60.
Goldschlagstraße 8, 1150 Wien (Vienna). Tel.: +43 676 313 94 15. Email:
Canada Community Bike Program
Bicirrun, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Columbia. Free
bicycle scheme. 400 bikes freely available for transportation within the
university area. Participants are forbidden from locking or taking the bicycles
China (& Taiwan):
Cyklist Forbund, Roemersgade 7, DK-1362 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
Email: dcf @inet.uni2.dk * or info @bycyklen.dk
Report on Copenhagen:
England / Scotland / Wales / United Kingdom:
Back 2 Bikes - Back 2 Bikes is a thriving charity bicycle recycling project
based in Stafford
BikeRescue - Bike Rescue is a Community Interest Company (York). Email: bike_rescue @yahoo.co.uk
Bikeworks - Inclusive cycling for all, encouraging the health and wellbeing
of everybody in the community we live in (London)
Bristol Project, Hamilton House (Connolly & Callaghan Building), City Rd, St Pauls.
Multifaceted community bike project.
Broken Spoke Bike Coop, Oxford. Oxford's only DIY bike
workshop. Training, shop, rides, and more.
Build Your Bike - Build your own bespoke bicycle from recycled parts!
Colchester Road, Wormingford, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3AJ. Re~Cycle's mission is to collect secondhand bicycles and ship them to Africa.
Premier Waste Management - Bicycles, bike parts and bike accessories for
Hannington Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1JT, ENGLAND. Tel: +44 (0)191
265 4197. Reclaim, reduce, refurbish, re-create, re-use.
ReCycle Bikes - Training, Repairs, Shop and Rides (Sheffield)
CityByke UK. Third generation bike
sharing system. (possibly defunct)
OYBike, London, England. Operated by OYBike Systems Ltd.
Pedal MCR, Platt Fields Park, Manchester M14 6LA. Bike Recycling and
community education project with Earn a Bike and weekly Tool Club where you can
use our tools to fix your bike. Volunteers, bikes and parts always needed.
Becycle, Aberdeen Scotland. Gather orphaned bikes, fix them up, bring them
back to life and lend them out.
Edinburgh Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1UU, Scotland. Email: info @thebikestation.org.uk *
. The Bike Station is Edinburgh's bicycle recycling and cycling promotion
Glasgow Bike Station, Scotland - Glasgow based Community Social Enterprise run by
volunteers that recycles bicycles from a variety of local sources and promotes
safe cycling in town
Perth Bike Station,
The Bike Station bike recycling and cycling promotion charity.
Yellow Bike Project, Joensuu, Finland.
Unoffical website has
La Bécane à Jules, Dijon
Un P'tit Vélo dans la tête, Grenoble
Pignon sur Rue,
Le Recycleur, Lyon
Le Vieux Biclou,
5 Rue de la Poésie, Quartier des Beaux-Arts, Montpellier. Tel: 09 54 55 27 44.
Atelier Dynamo, Nancy
Offenberg, Germany. No contact information on file.
Asociacion Maya Pedal, Canton San
Antonio, San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Tel: +502 7849-4671.
Email: mariojzpedal @yahoo.com *
Social Bike, Budapest,
Community Bike Shop, Cork City, Ireland. Email:
corkcommunitybikes @gmail.com *
Common Use Bicycles (CUBs), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Student Council sponsored program to fix-up bicycles left behind for incoming
Officina delle Biciclette
Ortles, Milan. Email: assmiraggio @gmail.com *. The Officina provides
services and maintenance classes to the guests of the dormitory, increasing both
their urban mobility and their professional skills.
Mejor en Bici, Mexico City,
Mexico. A free bike program. The name means "Better on bikes" in English.
New Zealand Green Bike Trust, Porirua City, New Zealand. info @nzgreenbikes.co.nz *
Palmerston North Green Bike Trust. PO Box 1905, Palmerston North, New Zealand,
5301. Bike Workshop: 55 Waldegrave St. Tel: 06 354-7520. E-mail:
info @greenbikes.org.nz *
Hamar, Norway. No contact information on file.
Lillehammer, Norway. No contact information on file.
Biciclot, Barcelona, Spain.
Bike Crossing. Spain.
Fixing and releasing bicycles.
Zurich, Switzerland. No contact information on file.
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