A new environment creates new possibilities for win-win partnerships, and a growing number of local, regional and national businesses have found Bikes for the World to be a rewarding collaborator. Bikes for the World has a growing list of corporate partners.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. partnered with Bikes for the World in 2012 and has conducted successful annual trade-in bicycle sales at its 500+ stores nationwide. DICK'S gets more people into its stores and sells more bikes and accessories, while donating on average more than 5,000 bikes annually to Bikes for the World.
Vornado/Charles E. Smith is a national commercial real estate development firm which provides invaluable storage space for our thousands of bikes. From our start, Vornado/Charles E. Smith Companies has been a generous and creative provider of storage space, making use of properties awaiting redevelopment.
Johnson Lambert LLP is a national audit and financial services firm, which conducts an annual audit for Bikes for the World on a pro bono basis.
Capital Bikeshare and CitiBike donate valuable spare parts thrown off by regular fleet maintenance which fill the spaces among our tightly-packed shipped bicycles, add value, and facilitate servicing and continuity. Because there is little market for used spare parts in the United States, these items had previously been going into the waste stream, costing money and clogging landfills. Captial Bikeshare and CitiBike are DC and NYC susidiaries, respectively, of Alta Bicycle Share.
Other provides of storage space include:
- Vulcan Materials, Springfield VA
- The JBG Companies, Bethesda MD
- City Center Self Storage, Pittsburgh PA
- Fairfax County VA
- City of Rockville MD
Bikes for the World offers many opportunites for companies and groups to support Bikes for the World either as a one time opportunity or on a continuing basis. For more information on working with BfW see Become a Business Parnter.
For more information on becoming a Corporate Partner with BfW, contact Keith Oberg, Executive Director, at 703.525.0931 or keith(at)bikesfortheworld.org.