Donating a bike

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mike, Feb 7, 2020.



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  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    I know this has been discussed here a time or two. What are my options for donating MTBs or parts to a charitable cause? For kids, especially.

    A couple of 26ers need a home this year. Not talking about @Mikie's, either. :geek:


    Bikes for Bender – I do recall that one. TIA for other suggestions.
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    @Cyclotourist just posted the one in Redlands that is sort of a grass roots community organization. From his description, they take pretty much anything...
     
  3. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    What about a local high school MTB league?
    There’s plenty of kids out there that want to race but don’t have the means of acquiring a bike.
     
  4. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripmo & Intense Primer
    Do any of the local middle or high schools have a NICA team? I have donated my older parts to the teams in Prescott before. I actually have another box to take next week.
     
  5. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Sidewalk, mountaingirl sara and mike like this.
  7. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Hey, everybody, what's shakin'??? I don't think Bike 4 Bender has a mechanism for dealing with bike/parts donation. They do a lot of fundraising, and distribute that to non-profits, most often high school teams. HS teams need the money for kits and to defray league costs. Most of the kids already have a bike, although there may be kids that want to be on the team that could use one. Contacting the team/coach and see if they know. High school teams are tough, as it has to be the right size for the right kid at the right time. Coaches can't store it for when a kid needs it. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, it's just time dependent.

    As I mentioned in the Redlands Strada Rossa conversation, the Redlands BikeBBQ GLADLY takes antique bikes as donation. The nicer stuff gets sold off for US American dollars which pays the rent, and the marginal Manga-grade stuff gets built up and earned in a build your ride program. There are many community-based bike shops around. Here's one in PHX if you're still out that way: https://www.phoenixbikes.org/ Earn a bike programs of any kind are anecdotally the best way to go, as the individual has a vested interest in the bike. They earn it, so maintain it, lock it up, and care for it. But YMMV of course!

    Thanks for considering the donation, wherever it goes!
     
  8. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    when I get a bike on travel I donate it to a local church. They always know of people in need.
     
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