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 youth 11-21 years old learn how to completely overhaul a donated bike, maintain said bike, and learn how to ride it safely. Youth 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 Spring Bike Fling, where we give away over 150 kid bikes to elementary-aged children in the School District of Lancaster.
  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 Community Center & Shop

324 N. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-461-3386 x1


Tuesday 10 AM -  6 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM


Bicycle Co-Op & Donation Center

701 E. King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-461-3386 x2


Tuesday 12 PM - 4 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 4 PM
Friday 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 12 PM - 4 PM


TCW in Columbia

137 Locust St
Columbia, PA 17512
717-461-3386 x3



Tuesday 12 PM -  6 PM
Wednesday 12 PM - 6 PM
Thursday 12 PM - 6 PM
Friday 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 12 PM - 6 PM

© Copyright 2020, 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.