We are a not for profit organization that relies on donations of cash and bicycles to keep us afloat. Without the support of people like you we wouldn’t be able to do the great things that we do every day. We have developed a sustaining donor program because regular monthly support of even 10$ can make a big difference to us. Find out more here.
What would a shop be without it’s tools? We use ours everyday, and use them hard… We work with many very old, very rusty/seized bikes. Also, one of the costs of teaching people how to fix their bicycles is tool damage and wear. Right now we could really use a new headset cup removal tool, crown race remover, a threadless nut setter, frame and fork alignment guage, spoke tension meter, some chainwhips, cable cutters, cordless drill, drill bits for metal, 8mm fixed wrenches, 15mm cone wrenches, crank pullers, head tube facing kit, small channel lock pliers, tension meter, tri-allen keys, over-axle dishing tool and a crank bolt socket/extractor.
Our current relief mats at the Pedal Depot are in a very sad state with many holes, gouges and chunks ripped out of them. We would much appreciate some nice, durable floor mats.
A Fax Machine
We still use this archaic form of communication and the one that we’ve got is such a trouble maker.
Old Clothes and Sheets
We use a bunch of rags every day for cleaning bikes and use around the shop. Dropping off a bag of t-shirts and other porous clothing/sheets/fabric (cotton and flannel are great) helps us to keep it clean.
Staff love snacks though we usually make an effort to feed ourselves. Volunteers and customers in the shop sometimes forget that food is essential to all mental and physical body functions. It’s great when we can provide a little pick me up for those suffering from low blood sugar crashes. And we aren’t too picky either… Fruit, veggies, bread, and (best of all) chips are gladly accepted.
There are few things sadder than an empty coffee bag at the shop first thing in the morning. We grind and brew our own coffee and try to minimize using disposable cups. Donated whole beans helps us to stay perky all day.
Bikes and Bike Parts…
We love donations and will take almost any bike, new or old, as well as bicycle parts. You can drop them off at either shop during open hours. Your bike will be either lovingly refurbished for sale to fund our programs, rebuilt for our free bike program by volunteers, or disassembled so that it’s components can be re-used and recycled. Please use your best judgment when it comes to rust. If it’s been sitting outside for 5 years and you see more rust than metal, you may do us a favor by bringing it straight to the scrap metal yard.
We will give new life to your old toothbrush as a bicycle cleaning tool.