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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.

Directory of World Community Bike Programs:
(Listed alphabetical by country)

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

Australia:

Deadly 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: anubicyclecooperative @gmail.com *. 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 enthusiastically.

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*

Bicycle Revolution, Queensland.  A non-profit cooperative that repairs, recycles and rejuvenates bicycles.

Newcastle Bike 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, 23 Bosworth St, Richmond NSW 2756 Australia. Telephone (02) 4578 4459. Email: colin @hawkesburyskills.org.au * 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 welcome.

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 need.

Hobart Bike Kitchen, Tasmania. Austrilia.

Austria:

Fahrradküche Graz

WUK Fahrrad Selbsthilfewerkstatt, Währinger Straße 59, am Ende des Hofes / LKW-Ausfahrt
1090 Wien (Vienna). Tel.: 43-1-401 21 60.

Bikekitchen, Goldschlagstraße 8, 1150 Wien (Vienna).  Tel.: +43 676 313 94 15. Email:
info @bikekitchen.net *.

Belgium:

Brazil:

Canada Community Bike Program Directory

Columbia:

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 off campus.

Chile:

Santiago, Chile.

China (& Taiwan):

Denmark:

White Bike, Dansk Cyklist Forbund, Roemersgade 7, DK-1362 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Email: dcf @inet.uni2.dk * or info @bycyklen.dk  *
Report on Copenhagen: http://members.aol.com/humorme81/citybike.htm

England:

Bike Recycling United Kingdom.  A directory of bicycle recycling and re-use projects in the UK. http://www.bikerecycling.net/.

Back 2 Bikes - Back 2 Bikes is a thriving charity bicycle recycling project based in Stafford

Bicycle Recycling, Hampshire.

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! (London)

CityByke UK. Third generation bike sharing system.

Glasgow Bike Shed - Glasgow based Community Social Enterprise run by volunteers that recycles bicycles from a variety of local sources and promotes safe cycling in town

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.

Premier Waste Management - Bicycles, bike parts and bike accessories for charity (Newcastle)

ReCycleBikes - Training, Repairs, Shop and Rides (Sheffield)

Recyke-Y-Bike, Hannington Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1JT, ENGLAND. Tel: +44 (0)191 265 4197. Reclaim, reduce, refurbish, re-create, re-use.

Re~Cycle - Re~Cycle's mission is to collect secondhand bicycles and ship them to Africa.

The Bike Station - The Bike Station is Edinburgh's bicycle recycling and cycling promotion charity (Edinburgh)

Finland:

Yellow Bike Project, Joensuu, Finland. Unoffical website has some information.

France:

La Bécane à Jules, Dijon

Un P'tit Vélo dans la tête, Grenoble

Pignon sur Rue, Lyon

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

Vélocampus, Nantes

Germany:

Offenberg, Germany. No contact information on file.

Guatemala:

Asociacion Maya Pedal, Canton San Antonio, San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Tel: +502 7849-4671. Email: mariojzpedal @yahoo.com *

Hugary:

Social Bike, Budapest, Hungary

Ireland:

Community Bike Shop, Cork City, Ireland. Email: corkcommunitybikes @gmail.com *

India:

Common Use Bicycles (CUBs), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Student Council sponsored program to fix-up bicycles left behind for incoming students.

Italy:

Mexico:

Mejor en Bici, Mexico City, Mexico. A free bike program.  The name means "Better on bikes" in English.

New Zealand:

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 *

Norway:

Hamar, Norway. No contact information on file.

Lillehammer, Norway. No contact information on file.

Portugal:

Scotland:

Becycle, Aberdeen Scotland. Gather orphaned bikes, fix them up, bring them back to life and lend them out.

The Bike Station, 250 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1UU, Scotland. Email: info @thebikestation.org.uk  *

Re-Cycles, 14 Dunkeld Road, Perth PH1 5RW, Scotland. Collects bikes from all over Perth; from recycling centers and from members of the public.

Singapore:

South Korea:

Spain:

Bike Crossing. Spain.  Fixing and releasing bicycles.

Switzerland:

Zurich, Switzerland. No contact information on file.

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