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Year-End Giving

By Kristin Kinnamon, Board President

Sharing Wheels would not have made it through the COVID challenges of 2020 without a doubling of support from our donors and supporters.

We still need your support. As we enter the winter months, our bike sales slow and our bank account drops. Our budget relies on one thing to maintain our free programs, staff and open shop: You.

You may already be a volunteer, a bike donor, or a customer. We hope you will be a financial donor as well. Give a little if that’s all your budget allows, or give more to help cover for people who can’t donate as much.

Our goal is raising $15,000 to keep people and bikes moving.

All donations made by Dec. 20 will be matched by our board and supporters, so your money goes twice as far.*

How do your donations impact people’s lives? Bikes bring joy, get people places, develop skills, build community.

“I rode the bike everywhere and every single day, for appointments,  groceries … I came home wet on rainy days, but the fun part – me and my kids love getting wet in rain.” –

Prapti, recipient of a bike and trailer through our Community Bikes program
  • $30 fixes a kids bike – we’re giving away 100+ kids bikes for the holidays
  • $50 covers minor repairs & parts to get someone back on the road
  • $100 gives a Community Bike, lock, lights and helmet to an adult in need
  • $150 sends our Mobile Repair Clinic out to fix bikes for free

We welcome gifts at all levels. The board has also set goals to get

  • 30 gifts of $50
  • 10 past donors to increase their gift to $100

Come by the shop anytime to see your gifts at work. Some of my favorite moments this past year have been watching our customers and clients help each other – like when the homeless guy helped a woman load her new bike in her car as his way of giving back for a free repair, or when amateur mechanics crowd around a bike trying to diagnose a problem.

Your support of Sharing Wheels makes these interactions possible. Thank you for keeping people and bikes moving.

*All gifts up to $7,500 will be matched by additional donations from our supporters. You may also work for a company that does corporate matching, such as Boeing, Microsoft or Salesforce.

See our 2020 Annual Report. Save the date for our Annual Meeting & Elections: Jan. 26 via Zoom.

Fix A Flat Class

A flat tire can leave you stranded, or keep your bike unused for months (or years?) We will teach you all you need to know to fix a flat, plus answer other basic maintenance questions. Suggested donation $5. Register in advance on our Classes page.

See our other second Sunday activities.

Fix A Flat Class

A flat tire can leave you stranded, or keep your bike unused for months (or years?) We will teach you all you need to know to fix a flat, plus answer other basic maintenance questions. Suggested donation $5. Register in advance on our Classes page.

The Aug. 8 class will be part of a Sharing Wheels Work Party. Practice your new tire-changing skills while helping repair bikes.

Bike Repair Help

Tools, bike stands and a mechanic available to help you with basic bike repairs. Contact the shop ahead of time to schedule a time or drop-in. Donations welcome.

Fix A Flat Class

As part of our weekly Bike Repair Help time, we offer a Fix A Flat class at 4 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Learn how to fix the most common problem with your bike in this hands-on class. Suggested donation $5.

Advance registration suggested.

Bike Repair Help

Tools, bike stands and a mechanic available to help you with basic bike repairs. Contact the shop ahead of time to schedule a time or drop-in. Donations welcome.

Bike Repair Help

Tools, bike stands and a mechanic available to help you with basic bike repairs. Contact the shop ahead of time to schedule a time or drop-in. Donations welcome.