Give your old bike a new home

1.

What we accept

Yes

No

  • All types of bikes (road, hybrid, mountain, BMX, tandem, etc.)
  • All sizes (adult, child, etc.)
  • Parts of any kind
  • Tools of any kind
  • Even some broken stuff! (e.g. cracked frame with usable components, worn tires, tubes with holes)
  • Accessories (helmets, bags, lights, pumps, locks, etc.)
  • Cycling clothing
  • Anything that has spent significant timeout in the weather (and has rust)
  • Kick scooters
  • Anything
    motorized
  • Exercise
    Equipment
  • Tricycles
  • Trail-A-Bikes

We also need money and office supplies!

Family with bike
A family in rural Ghana receiving a bike from The Village Bicycle Project, one of the many places where your bike may end up!
Photo by VBP.
 
2.

When & where to drop it off

 
Option 1 (Best for BNB)
Bring it to
Option 2
Bring it to
Option 3
Find
Option 4
Find

The Hub

The Shop

A bike drive

A drop off point

284 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain
MA 02130

Map

Monday 9 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm
Thursday 9 am - 10 pm
Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

18 Bartlett Sq
Jamaica Plain
MA 02130

Map

Monday 11 am - 7 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 8 pm
Thursday 8 am - 8 pm
Friday 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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?

Unfortunately we have a very limited capacity to pick up bikes. Generally, we will only pickup loads of at least 10 bikes, but even for these situations we must evaluate the timing and distance to determine if it's feasible for us. If you: (1) have at least 10 bikes, and (2) can not deliver them to one of the above locations, and (3) are within 20 miles of Boston, then please contact Eric Mearns at ericmearns@bikesnotbombs.org to inquire if it will be possible for us to pick up the bikes.

Do you buy bikes?

No. We never have, and we likely never will.

How do I bring my bike to a volunteer drop off point?

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
  • Westborough, MA (on Route 90, just east of Worcester)
  • Pioneer Valley, MA (Amherst, Northampton, Hadley)
  • Portsmouth, NH
  • Weymouth, MA (South Shore)

If you would like to drop off a bike in one of the above towns, please email Eric Mearns at ericmearns@bikesnotbombs.org 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?

No. As long as your bike meets the conditions above, then you can show without arranging a time in advance.

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 natalie@bikesnotbombs.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.