Give your old bike a new home
When & where to drop it off
|Option 1 (Best for BNB)
Bring it to
Bring it to
A bike drive
A drop off point
284 Amory St.
18 Bartlett Sq
Here are the bike drives coming up:
|See more info below about volunteer drop off points.|
Note: when you donate your bike to BNB we will also ask you to consider donating $10 per bike (which is roughly the price per bike that we pay to ship containers of bikes overseas). This donation is optional, but very helpful!
Frequently asked questions about bike donations
Do you pick up bikes?
We will determine our ability to pick up bikes on a case-by-case basis. We rely heavily on volunteer labor and our ability to pick up bikes is limited. If you can recruit a friend or a neighbor to transport your donation to us, it will help us keep our expenses down so that we can continue to focus our resources on our Youth and International Programming. We make it easy for you to donate by providing regional drop-off points, and by maintaining a schedule of weekend Bike Drives in the suburbs surrounding Boston. Please email Eric Mearns at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire if it will be possible for us to pick up your donation. Your email should include the manufacturer, model, age, and condition of your items. If you're interested in expediting the process, attach clear photos of the items you'd like to donate.
Do you buy bikes?
No. We never have, and we likely never will.
Some of our supporters have volunteered to receive bikes at their homes or businesses, and in special circumstances some of them may be able to pick up bikes in their area. These drop off spots are in the following towns:
- West Medford, MA (close to Arlington, MA)
- Somerville, MA
- Sudbury, MA
- Newton Highlands, MA
- Newburyport, MA
- Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA (North Shore)
- Canton, MA
- Norwell, MA
- Pioneer Valley, MA (Amherst, Northampton, Hadley)
- Portsmouth, NH
- Weymouth, MA (South Shore)
- Melrose, MA
If you would like to drop off a bike in one of the above towns, please email Eric Mearns at email@example.com or call the BNB Hub at 617-522-0222.
How can I set up a new bike drive?
Super! See our bike drive page for more info!
How can I become a volunteer drop off point?
Email or call Eric Mearns at 617-522-0222 x113.
Do I need to call before donating my bike?
If your donation consists of more than 10 bicycles, please set up an appointment with Eric Mearns. If you are donating fewer than 10 bikes that meet the conditions above, you can deliver them without arranging a time in advance. Make sure to take note of the hours of operation for the BNB facility at which you plan to drop off your donation.
What other bike related products do you really need?
We are always in need of lights, locks and helmets to give to our graduates of Earn-A-Bike, Girls In Action and Adult Earn-A-Bike. If you have access to, or know someone working in a company who could donate 100+ lights, locks or helmets, please reach out to Natalie Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-522-0222x104
What if I don't live anywhere close to Boston, MA?
It's possible there may be another bike organization near you that takes bike donations! Check out our links page to see a list of other similar organizations around the globe.
Can I donate a bike to be given specifically to one of your programs?
No. Due to the volume of bike donations we process and the infrequency of these types of requests we do not have the capacity to track and manage specific requests for allocation of donated bikes. We already have a system and procedure for determining allocation of bikes to programs, taking in to account many different factors -- so unfortunately we are not able to guarantee where your bike will end up at the time of donation.