HOST A BIKE DRIVE to support redemptive cycles
When it comes to what we do, there is nothing more important than us getting bikes! We are continuously in need, recycling over a thousand used bikes a year, getting them back into our community and among those who need it most!
Steps to Organize a Bicycle Collection Drive:
- Plan the Event: Start with one 4-hour, 1-day weekend collection in the spring or summer when the weather is good and people are already cleaning out their garages or basements. We recommend basing collections around a school, local business, place of worship or community center.
- Get the Word Out: Create simple flyers, spread the word on Facebook, send emails to friends, family or co-workers. Tell people about Bikes Together and what a bicycle donation can do for the community. Steer people towards our website if they need more information. We are happy to provide you with talking points and a handout in digital and paper form.
- Accept Donations on the Day of the Bike Collection: This is the fun part, when you get to see the connections you’ve created in your community and see all your efforts pay off. We accept all bicycles, bike parts and bike gear, regardless of condition. All donations are tax-deductible and we will provide you with tax donation receipts for your event.
- Transporting the bikes: Leave this to us. We will send at least one person out to be with you during the event but especially at the end we will have a couple of our volunteers with trucks come load up and haul them to the shop!