Some Helpful Guidelines For Bike Donations

Our programs rely heavily on the generosity of the community we serve. While we appreciate all donations, there are some criteria to meet before we can share them with the community.
We will take bicycles that are in ridable or nearly ridable condition any time during our open hours

Donations should meet the following criteria:

  • Newer model bikes with all major parts, including two good/straight wheels, handlebars, seat post, cranks and fork. Flat tires are fine.
  • Older model bikes that have been stored indoors
  • Bike parts with all hardware included
  • Bike tools, stands etc
  • New parts or components (prefer in the box, include all hardware)
  • New bikes
  • Bike accessories with hardware
Bikes can be dropped off at our Community Center:

701 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

Where Your Donation Goes

  1. Our Earn-a-Bike program, where kids 12 -17 years old learn how to completely overhaul a donated bike, maintain said bike, and learn how to ride it safely. Kids leave with their refurbished bike, a helmet, a lock, a t-shirt, valuable STEM skills, and mounds of confidence!
  2. Our Bikes for All program, which serves refugees and adults in need of affordable and reliable transportation, but who are too old to qualify for our Earn-a-Bike program.
  3. Our Holiday Bike Drive, where we give away over 200 kids’ bikes to children in need, providing parents with a reprieve around the stressful, expensive holidays.
  4. Our Shop, where we sell refurbished bikes to fund community programs.

Unfortunately, we cannot take rusted bikes, parts, or components as they can not be used to support our mission.  For a fee of $10 per bicycle, we will happily handle the recycling of any unusable bicycles for you.

Bike Shop

324 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
717-461-3386

Sunday 10AM-4PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11AM-7PM
Wednesday 11AM-7PM
Thursday 11AM-7PM
Friday 11AM-7PM
Saturday 10AM-4PM

 

Bicycle Co-Op

701 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
717-461-3386

CO-OP HOURS  
Tuesday 2 PM - 6 PM
Thursday 2 pm - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
   
PROGRAMS  
Wednesday Youth Bike Workshop
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday Volunteer Drop-In Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Most Fridays Salvage Sale
2 PM - 3 PM
Most Fridays Demolition Day
3 PM - 5 PM

 

 

© Copyright 2019, The Common Wheel

The Common Wheel is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. We rely on the generosity of the community we serve to better the community as a whole through the power of bikes. Any and all donations that directly support our mission are tax deductible, and we can always provide you with the correct documentation.

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