The mission of Bikes for the World is to make affordable, good quality used bicycles available to low-income people in developing countries.
Organize a Collection
Organizing a bike collection for Bikes for the World is a great way to engage your community and connect with villages around the world. By helping us find bikes in your neighborhood, you are impacting our local environment and improving lives thousands of miles from home.
A typical collection is a one-time event, sponsored by a local organization and held on a Saturday or Sunday. Volunteers help donors unload bikes, issue receipts on behalf of Bikes for the World, and prepare bike for shipping by compacting them at the collection. Bikes for the World can provide a mentor during the event to assist or answer questions.
Collecting bikes is as easy as 1-2-3.
- Advertise the event
- Collect donated bikes
- Prepare bikes for shipping
Join us in the warehouse to help prep bikes for shipping overseas. No prior bike knowledge necessary; we will show you what you need to know! Come out and get familiar with basic bike parts and tools and help others overseas while you do.
Prepping bikes for shipping involves taking the pedals off and loosening handlebars and other parts that make the bikes taller or wider. By reducing the footprint of our bikes we are able to pack more into a shipping container,therefore increasing the value of the donation.
Join us in the warehouse every week:
WHERE: 11720 Parklawn Dr Rockville MD 20852
TIME: 5pm -7pm