Get Involved Bike Drives

We always welcome old (or new!) bikes that need a new home, and we are excited to get them back on the road! Rescuing bikes from garages, basements, and attics allows us to provide rehabilitated transportation options to those in need in the Lancaster community.

1. Plan the Drive Day

We suggest a weekend bike drive event during the warmer months. Offering a 3-5 hour window of drop off time provides flexibility for people with donations and will allow you to maximize your drive. If possible, hold the drive at a school, business, community center, police station or other easily recognizable location. When considering the number of volunteers needed for your drive, you might consider who could greet and direct people with donations, who could accept and organize donated bikes, and who will load and transport the donations.

2. Spread the Word

Design a straightforward flyer that you can post on social media and send via email to family, friends, and coworkers. Be sure to share our donation parameters, and how vital bicycle donations are for the community and The Common Wheel. Please contact us for a template for the flyer.

3. The Big Day

Consider creating signs to direct people to the drive and drop off area. It’s helpful to plan how you might direct vehicles for safety as well as what will help make transporting the donated bikes easiest at the conclusion of the event. All donations are tax-deductible, and we will provide you with tax donation receipts for your drive.

4. Transporting Bicycle Donations

If at all possible, we greatly appreciate you transporting the bikes to The Common Wheel at 701 East King Street in Lancaster City; by transporting the bike donations, you allow us to put more energy into rehabilitating bikes and enhancing our programs. Conveniently, we have a small driveway off of East King Street or a larger parking lot behind our building off of East Orange Street. If you are unable to transport your donation, we are able to help with some notice. Please contact volunteers@thecommonwheel.com in advance of your event for help with transportation.

5. Celebrate your Successful Contribution to the Community!

Thank you for helping us to change lives through the power of bikes!

Please contact volunteers@thecommonwheel.com if you have questions or need assistance planning your bike drive! We are happy to help!

Bike Community Center & Shop

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

 

Sunday CLOSED
Monday CLOSED
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

 

Sunday CLOSED
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 12 PM - 4 PM
Wednesday CLOSED FOR PROGRAMMING
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

 

 

Sunday CLOSED
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Friday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED

 

© 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.