Community Bike Programs: Florida & Georgia
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 address harvesting, email addresses in this directory are un-hyperlinked and have an extra space in them. To email an organization: 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.
Krank It Up, 663 Industrial Ave in Railroad Square, Tallahassee FL 32310. Tel: 850-222-6927. Email: krankitupbikes @hotmail.com *. "dedicated to the enrichment of the Tallahassee area by providing free/affordable means of transportation.”
BikeAthens Bicycle Recycling Program, P.O. Box 344, Athens GA 30603.
Bike Emory, Emory University, Atlanta GA. Free bike checkout for students.
Communicycle, Atlanta GA
Shift, Atlanta GA.
Sopo Bicycle Co-op, 465-C Flat Shoals Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316. Tel: 404-217-9648. Email: sopobikes @gmail.com *. Workshop provides a central forum for sharing equipment, materials, and expertise, and facilitates affordable, practical, hands-on support for cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
Decatur Yellow Bikes, Decatur, GA. Email: info @dybikes.org *. Reconditions bikes and provide free bikes to promote bicycle transportation. After initially putting about 200 "free bikes", they mostly went to a deposit program. $25.00 refundable deposit gets you a bike and free maintenance, including tire and tube replacement. The bikes are going to those who will use them for transportation. The volunteers keep motivated. There is no limit on how long the bikes can be used or what can be done with them. Many add lights and other accessories. Almost all are taken home or left at a place of business locked. They have done over 100 of these "deposit bikes" per year Jan 1, 2002. Bikes are all painted yellow and contain safe riding and liability limitation stickers. The program also serves Emory University.
Mercer University, Macon, GA. Weeklong rental bikes for students.
Savannah Bike Coop, Savannah GA.
The International Bicycle Fund is an independent, non-profit organization. Its primary purpose is to promote bicycle transportation. Most IBF projects and activities fall into one of four categories: planning and engineering, safety education, economic development assistance and promoting international understanding. IBF's objective is to create a sustainable, people-friendly environment by creating opportunities of the highest practicable quality for bicycle transportation. IBF is funded by private donation. Contributions are always welcome and are U.S. tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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