Reasons to donate a bicycle: RAB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are fully tax deductible. Donating a bicycle helps us continue our youth training by providing us with material for bicycle repair classes & for redistribution to our school partners. It also supports our shops that create on-the-job training opportunities for students and generate income to cover the cost of educational programs.

What to donate: We accept youth and adult bikes.

How to make a donation: RAB receives walk-in donations at our Dumbo and East Village shops. For operating hours please visit our Shops page. 

We encourage deliveries of bicycles, but we understand many people do not own a motor vehicle. RAB regularly rents a van to pick up bicycles when there are fifteen or more adult bikes for donation. Unfortunately, resources do not always allow us to pick up bicycles. To make arrangements for a pick-up or for more information, please email us at

Donate other in-kind goods: Some items at the top of our wish list include:

  • Tools, bike parts, and supplies

  • Bike mechanic stands in working order

  • Productivity hardware, such as iPads and computer work stations (at least 512MB RAM)

  • Digital photo albums with slideshow mode

  • Beads and jewelry making supplies

  • 100% cotton t-shirts to be used at rags

Make a financial contribution: All financial contributions directly support our youth programs. RAB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are fully tax deductible. Donate online or by mail. Please make checks payable to Recycle-A-Bicycle and send to Recycle-A-Bicycle 35 Pearl Street (aka 20 Jay Street) Brooklyn, NY 11201

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