Bicycle Donations

NOTICE REGARDING BIKE DONATIONS:

We have temporarily paused accepting bicycle donations. Our store rooms are completely full and we have nowhere to store newly donated bikes. Please bear with us as we work through the bikes we have already. Once we do, we will start accepting donations again.

We are always in need of volunteers with mechanical skills to help us with the backlog of bikes. If that describes you, consider volunteering with us!

Is Your Bike Ready for a New Owner?

Sharing Wheels accepts donations of good quality bikes that we can make ready for a second home. We do not take every bike – some are too rusty or poorly made to refurbish.

If you have a bike you think we might want, please send a photo to sharingwheels@gmail.com. We’ll let you know if we can put your bike to good use.*

Some bikes we never take

Sharing Wheels does NOT accept bikes like:

  • “Department store bike” brands like Magna, Roadmaster, Huffy, Hyper. These bikes have very cheap parts and aren’t worth fixing if broken. We WILL take these bikes if they are in like-new condition.
  • Broken or bent frames (unless, for instance, there are quality parts on it that are worth saving)
  • Very rusty bikes stored outside (a little rust is OK)

If your bike is junk, please take it to a metal recycling company (see below) for recycling.

Where to recycle bikes

The following charities accept donations of working bicycles:

  • St Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, 6424 Broadway, Everett (425) 355-3504. Open Mon-Sun 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
  • Goodwill Downtown Everett, 3003 Hoyt Ave (425) 252-61639. Open Mon-Sun, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.

Metal recycling for non-working bikes:

  • CMR Auto & Metal Recycling, 5438 47th Ave NE, Marysville (360) 658-5915. Open Tue – Sat, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Braven Metals, 2315 N Machias Rd., Lake Stevens . Open Mon-Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Everett Transfer Station (metal recycle) – 10700 Minuteman Drive, Everett. Open Mon – Sun, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

* How We Use Donated Bikes

Our staff and volunteers refurbish most bikes we receive. We give tune-ups and new parts as needed to make bikes safe and functional. We sell some bikes “as is” or we give them to other nonprofit partners.

Bike sales support all of our free and low cost programs. We give some bikes to qualifying adults who need transportation, or to children in low income families.

Charitable donation

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. EIN 47-0905216.

The fair market value of bike donations is tax-deductible. We are happy to provide a receipt for your donation.