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Organizations Sending New Bikes to Development & Relief Projects

Organizations Recycling Bicycle to Community Development Projects

The organization below generally have on-going large volume domestic and/or international bicycle recycling projects. 

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Asia and the Pacific


  • Avenues Bicycle Project, Hull, ENGLAND. Collects unwanted bikes, tools and spares and returns them to use.
  • Karocikel / Institute Karo, Litijska cesta 64, SI-1000 Ljubijana, Slovenia.
  • Kaloko Trust UK, 39-41 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PB, ENGLAND. Tel: +44 (0)1273 766 660. admin *.  Send refurbished bikes to Zambia.
  • Re~Cycle, Unit 8 The Grove Estate, Colchester Rd, Wormingford, Colchester, CO6 3AJ, ENGLAND. Tel +44 (0)1206 617 865., info *.
    "Ships unwanted bikes from the UK to Africa, and does some UK work with bikes"
  • Recyke Y'Bike Ltd, Hannington Street, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1JT, ENGLAND. Tel: +44 (0)191 265 4197.

North America

  • Augusta Urban Ministries Bike Program, Augusta GA. Focus on working people who require a bicycle to maintain employment.
  • Bicycles For Humanity, CANADA.  B4H has had local chapters in Canada, Australia, England and the USA.  Some of these are short lived. At some point they have collected programs in Denver CO, North Vancouver BC,  Whistler BC, Kelowna BC, Thunder Bay ON, Ottawa ON, Toronto ON, Cambridge ON, Guelph ON, London ON, Brampton ON, Regina SK, Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, Vernon BC, Santa Rosa CA, and Manchester UK.
  • Big Bike Giveaway, London ON Canada. Tel: 519-200-5496. . donate *.
  • Bike Project,  California Medical Facility, 1600 California Dr, Vacaville, CA USA. Community Resource Manager, 707-469-6059. Look for the sign on the fence indicating where to leave bicycles.
  • Bikes Across Borders, 300 Allen St, Austin, TX 78702 USA. Tel: 512-385-3695. . bikesacrossborders *.
    "We have organized more than ten bike delivery caravans since 2001, sending over 500 bicycles to Cuba, Mexico, and Central America."
  • Bikes for the World, Washington DC USA., info *.  The do a lot of their collections around DC, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. BfW Video
    "As of 2007-2014 the largest, on an annual basis, of the international recycling organizations and is building a national movement to collect and distribute used bicycles for productive use.  Since beginning in 2005, it has delivered more than 90,000 bicycles to programs serving low-income individuals and their communities across the globe.  In 2013, Bikes for the World delivered 13,650 bicycles to more than a dozen selected service organizations, focusing on Africa and Central America, but with significant numbers going to the Philippines and community groups in the eastern U.S."
  • Bikes-Not-Bombs, 59 Amory St, Roxbury MA 02130 USA.
  • Bikes for Tykes, . Collier County, Florida.  Contact: Skip Riffle 239-450-3366.
  • Cyclo Nord-Sud (Cycle North-South), PO Box. 1242, Place du Parc Station, Montréal (Québec) H2X 4A7 CANADA. Tel: (514) 843-0077. Fax: (514) 270-9190.  info *. Many pick-up points around southern Quebec.
  • Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K), Atlanta, GA USA.  Annual fall collection, then refurbishment and December distribution of bikes.
  • Mike's Bikes Africa Project, Northern California.
  • Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles, 520 N. Prior Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. (651) 641-1037.  warns *.
  • VSP Bicycle Refurbishing Program, Valley State Prison, Chowchilla CA 93637. (559) 665-6100 ext 5773. The programs collaborate to collect donated bikes and bikes parts which are incorporated into hand fabricated steel frames through skilled craftsmanship to create new custom adaptive bicycles. The finished bicycles are provided at no charge to the recipient. Contact them for current needs.
  • Village Bike Project, Seattle WA and Moscow ID USA., info, *. "Collects and ships used bicycle and develops bicycle training programs in Ghana and Sierra Leone."  Provides specialized bicycle tools to bike repairers. One of the most comprehensive, vertically integrated programs. They do a lot of their collecting in Idaho and Washington State.
  • Wheels for Africa, Arlington, VA USA. These folks misrepresent their activities and the beneficiaries.
  • Working Bikes Cooperative, 1125 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL USA, Tel: 312-421-5048. www.workingbikes.orgworkingbikes *.

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