Old Spokes Home & Bike Recycle Vermont rely on bike donations to achieve our mission.
From providing over 400 bikes each year to income-eligible Vermonters through our Everybody Bikes program, to teaching mechanics in our Apprenticeship Program, at Youth Shop, and in classes and workshops, to getting hundreds of people on refurbished bikes each year at Old Spokes Home... donated bicycles are fuel for our fire.
The goal of The Great Bicycle Harvest is to collect 100 donated bicycles by November 14th.
Here's how you can help:
Donate a bike.
Donations are tax-deductible! Make space in your garage, feel good about helping people access bicycles, and get a tax-deductible receipt. Bikes can be dropped off at Old Spokes Home anytime during our open hours.
Spread the word.
Join the The Great Bicycle Harvest on Facebook, share the event, and invite your friends and family
Post on Instagram
Post in your Front Porch Forum (just copy, paste, and personalize our copy at the bottom of this page)
Organize a bike drive.
We'll provide the posters, copy, and pick-up, you just need to pick a drop-off date and location and spread the word to your people. We've helped people organize bike drives out of their homes, at workplaces, schools, places of worship, events, and clubs. Email email@example.com to get started.
Don't have a bicycle to donate? You can make a monetary donation to support our work.
Donation Drop-off Locations
Old Spokes Home
Monday through Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
- Waitsfield - email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a pick-up
- Georgia - Georgia Recycling Center, 158 Morse Drive. Thursday 10/27 & Friday 10/28 8:30am - 3:30pm. Saturday 10/29, 8:00am - 1:00pm
- Colchester - RE/MAX offices, 875 Roosevelt Highway. Sunday 10/30, 3pm to 6pm
- Essex - Parking lot in front of Sweet Clover Market and Ace Hardware, Saturday November 5th, 9am - 11:30am
- Richmond - email email@example.com to inquire about a pick-up
- Winooski - email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a pick-up
Can your school, workplace, home, or place of workshop serve as a drop-off location for bike donations? We're seeking Great Bicycle Harvesters to help us run bike drives outside of Burlington.
Email email@example.com to become a drop-off location. Businesses, organizations, and schools receive special recognition for their contributions!
Pick-ups currently avaialble in Waitsfield, Richmond, and Essex. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Do you live outside of Burlington and commute into town often? Are you willing to pick up bicycles in your town on our behalf? Contact email@example.com to learn more and volunteer.
What do we accept?
Bikes in fair-to-excellent condition, all sizes and styles
Bike parts in good condition
Bike accessories that are complete and in good condition (i.e. fenders, lights, racks, etcetera with necessary mounts and hardware)
What do we not accept?
Bikes in poor condition: excessive rust, bikes that have been left in the elements for long periods of time
Department store bikes (unless they are in excellent condition)
Bike frames (unless they are rare or collectible)
Spread the word!
Invite your friends to The Great Bicycle Harvest on Facebook.
Post on your Front Porch Forum
Sharing this message in your Front Porch Forum is one of the most helpful things you can do! Feel free to modify the content to make it more personal. You can forward email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-post on Instagram
The Great Bicycle Harvest Poster - General (.pdf download)
The Great Bicycle Harvest - Satellite Bike Drive Poster (.pdf download)