We sure do! A strong selection of donated bikes and parts is really important to our core operations. A few things to keep in mind if you’re considering donating things to B!KE:
Please only drop off items during Open Shop hours. Donations left unlocked on the bike rack when we’re not around will definitely go back out into the community, but probably not in the way you’d like (i.e., they’ll disappear real quick!).
Avoid dropping off parts and bikes that are excessively destroyed (ie., broken frames) or completely covered in rust (a little rust is fine!). Junk parts destined for landfill really stretch our capacity. That being said, bikes in disrepair can come down, otherwise we’d be hard pressed to call ourselves mechanics!
The most useful bikes to donate are (in order descending):
1) Road bikes – old and new. 2) Cruisers – old especially. These have lots of weird parts and tire sizes that can come in handy for other projects 3) 80s/early 90s Mountain Bikes.