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Bicycle Donation
updated: Dec 26, 2013, 9:39 AM

Can anyone suggest where I can donate a used bicycle?


Places People Are Talking About:

Assistance LeagueBiciCentroDestined for Grace
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 480217 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 09:43 AM

If it's in working order, I have an employee who needs one. His bike was stolen and it's his main form of transportation. If you have a way I can contact you, I'll give you a call!

thanks!

 

 COMMENT 480218P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 09:46 AM

A year or 2 ago, we donated a used bike to the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition. You might give them a call, 617-3255.

 

 COMMENT 480222 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 09:54 AM

The BiciCentro bike kitchen at 506 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 617-3255
Open Shop/ Taller de la Communidad:
Wednesdays/ Miercoles 4-7pm
Thursdays/ Jueves 4-7pm
Fridays/ Viernes 4-7pm
Saturdays/ Sabado 2-5pm

Bring your bike, and we’ll help you fix it. We have used and new parts, cycling accessories, and a wide variety of tuned-up used bikes for sale at affordable prices. Minimum donation: $5/hour for shop use.

 

 COMMENT 480228 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 10:11 AM

Unless you need a receipt for the tax deduction (??) why not just leave it unlocked on Cabrillo Blvd with a sign proclaiming it to be FREE (that will discourage those who would steal it for the rush). Someone in need will help themselves to it in a heartbeat.

 

 COMMENT 480252 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 10:59 AM

Destined for Grace thrift store in Goleta or Carpinteria. They will sell it and donate proceeds to their school in Haiti.

 

 COMMENT 480273P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 01:15 PM

I like the "Leave it for Free" suggestion. Great idea.

 

 PATRICK agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 01:25 PM

I agree, Bici Centro.

 

 COMMENT 480285 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 01:39 PM

My husband has purchased them for our kids at the Alpha Thrift on Milpas, so I know they accept them. And we, being relatively poor, really appreciate being able to buy something we wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

 

 COMMENT 480307 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 06:47 PM

I.V.

 

 COMMENT 480313 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 07:06 PM

Any and all Thrift Stores or Charity shops-Salvation Army, People Helping People etc.,etc. But, my vote is for Comment 307.

 

 D8VANILLA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 07:35 PM

Instead of proceeds going to Haiti, let's keep it in the USA...

 

 COMMENT 480321 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-26 07:43 PM

I agree with the thrift store, but I suggest the Assistance League thrift store. They will be open again on Saturday, January 4.

Almost all of the money they earn goes to support about a dozen local organizations that do everything from loan prom dresses to girls who cannot afford them to giving school supplies and clothes to families who cannot afford them to senior programs. They are beyond fantastic!

 

 COMMENT 480343 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-27 07:54 AM

The rescue mission

 

 FRESHPAVEMENT agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-27 08:38 AM

Bici Centro

 

 THINKERBILL agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-27 09:01 AM

Put it up for sale with a good clear photo or at least a description as to size and style, color and condition on http://SantaBarbara.CraigsList.org. Perhaps mention its fair market value and add that the price is negotiable?

Make it a bargain sale if the caller is someone in need and then consider donating the proceeds' cash to your favorite charity or, if the caller is a needy one and is deserving, just give it to them?

So many ways to do nice things. Compliments on your thoughtful idea of gifting!

 

 COMMENT 480380 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-27 09:12 AM

Santa Barbara High School has a club that accepts used bikes as tax deductible donations. Student club members learn how to repair the bikes, which are then given away to those in need. When a student repairs 3 bikes, they have the opportunity to fix one that will become theirs. It's a nice program. I called the main office and asked for the contact info when we donated our bikes.

 

 COMMENT 480391 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-27 09:32 AM

If it is a road bike, you could donate it to the UCSB Triathlon Team. They have a program that loans it to new members for their first year of the sport of triathlon for free. The team has bought and recieved donated bike for a fleet of about 20 loaner bikes and has more need than they have bikes. Hazards can take the bike in and the team would have it the next day.

 

 LUCKY 777 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-27 11:37 AM

I applaud the local organizers who are using bicycles as both a way to teach people the trade of bicycle repair and also recycling bikes back into the community. During the Nicaraguan war a friend of mine began an organization called Bikes Not Bombs that still functions out of Boston, details at < www. bikesnotbombs. org > Their mission statement is: "Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We reclaim thousands of bicycles each year. We create local and global programs that provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Our programs mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation."

 

 COMMENT 480614 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-27 06:25 PM

If it is a road bike, you could donate it to the UCSB Triathlon Team. They have a program that loans it to new members for their first year of the sport of triathlon for free. The team has bought and recieved donated bike for a fleet of about 20 loaner bikes and has more need than they have bikes. Hazards can take the bike in and the team would have it the next day.

 

 COMMENT 480619 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-27 06:43 PM

I can take it off your hands!

 

 COMMENT 481291 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-12-30 12:07 PM

I wonder if anyone would touch it if you put a "free" sign on it? They might think it's a trap and leave it alone.

Maybe I just invented a new kind of bike security device.

 

 

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