Load a Container
If you want to come out and help us load a container or unload after a collection weekend, check our Loading Schedule below. We work out of three storage facilitites and might be loading for Africa, Central America, or the Philippines. Write yvette(at)bikesfortheworld.org to sign up or for more information. Watch the Intro to Volunteer Night video for an idea of what happens at a loading.
Dress for the weather, you will be outside, and we work through most weather conditions. Please wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. And yes, bring work gloves if you have them! (We generally will have some on hand if you need them.) Directions below or you can find all three sites on our google map.
July 17 10am - 2pm - powered by Cyprus Friendship Program
July 18 2pm - 7pm - powered by Volunteer Night
Directions: The King Farm facility is located in Northern Rockville, and convenient to either I-270 or Route 355 and Shady Grove Road. We are on the corner of Piccard and Grand Champion within the King Farm community. Walking distance from the Shady Grove Metro stop on the Red Line is about 1/2 mile. From the Metro Station use the sidewalk to the right and head southwest along the parking lot. Continue on for one block out of the parking lot and cross Route 355. After crossing Route 355 continue 2 blocks on King Farm Boulevard. Turn Right onto Grand Champion Drive and walk for approximately 3 blocks. You will see the gated entrance and white farm buildings to your right.
Schedule: Nothing scheduled at this time check back later for possible loadings at Lorton.
**Note, there is no electric or running water at this site.**
Directions: Lorton Prison: 8400 Lorton Road (Rt 642). From DC, take I-95 south to Exit 163, take Lorton Road to the right (west), go through first light (Silverbrook Road) and another 1/4 mile to right-hand entrance to Giles Run Meadow/Laurel Hill Park. Go up the hill to gate to former prison (on right). We are in the former gymnasium at the back.
June 18 6pm - 8:30pm
June 19 9am - 2pm - powered by AOL
and 6pm - 8:30pm
June 21 9am - 3pm - powered by Salsa
June 22 9am - 2pm - powered by Terathink
June 28 9am - 2pm -
June 29 9am - 2pm - powered by NOVA Single Volunteers
July 12 9am - 2pm - powered by DC Serve and AFGC
July 13 9am - 2pm - powered by So What Else?
July 19 9am - 2pm - powered by Grant Thornton Summer Interns
July 20 9am - 2pm - powered by Sasha Bruce
July 26 9am - 2pm
July 27 9am - 2pm - powered by CVN
Directions: 1200 South Eads Street, Arlington VA. OR 1420 South Eads Street (warehouses are next to each other) From DC: Take I-395 south to left-hand exit for Rt 1/Jeff Davis Highway. Exit at S 15th Street, turn RIGHT at end of ramp, go one block to S Eads Street, turn RIGHT onto S Eads to 1200 on your LEFT. From the Pentagon City Metro: Facing the Fashion Center across the street, go right/clockwise/north on South Hayes (toward I-395), make an immediate right on S 12th , go one block crossing South Fern St, and take the path across a second, open block to South Eads. Bikes for the World is on your right (south side of South Eads)
Nothing scheduled at this time check back later for updates.
Directions: Call Nick for directions 301.461.5349.
Loading opportunities are fun and range in skill from easy to moderate. Bikes for the World ships about 20 containers a year each filled with over 500 bicycles destined for our partner projects overseas such as The Village Bicycle Project in Ghana and FINCA Costa Rica. Volunteers are needed to help roll bikes onto these 40 foot shipping containers. Duties include rolling bikes onto the container, stacking bikes in the container, and processing bikes, whichever role best suits your ability. There is something for everyone! Training and guidance is available from a BfW staffer.