Donations of used bikes in good condition are taken whenever the shop is open. We especially need children’s bikes each fall and spring as we prepare for Christmas House and the Kids Bike Swap. Quality adult bikes are fixed and sold to keep the shop running.
We ask for a $5 cash donation with each bike we accept to help defray our costs of repairs.
However, we do not accept all bikes. Some bikes have been treated like garbage and we may advise you to take it to the transfer station instead – they can recycle your bike, tires and all. Some bikes just take too many parts or too much volunteer time make safe and rideable.
We do not buy or trade bicycles.
Sharing Wheels is a non-profit organization. The fair market value of bike donations is tax deductible. We are happy to provide a receipt for your donation.
Sharing Wheels bikes range from low quality ride-around-town bikes for $50 to higher-end bikes costing $150 to $300 that you might use in your first triathlon or ride to Portland.
Generally, if you’re looking to get into biking at low cost, you’ll get more for your money at Sharing Wheels than buying a new bike.
We often sell the best bikes on Craiglist, so check us out.