Public Sector Partners
Local police department, university security, and university recycling programs generate dozens and sometimes hundreds of abandoned bicycles annually.
Some of these entities welcome the opportunity to help a non-profit program such as Bikes for the World, and are glad to donate these bikes. Others which were auctioning bikes in the past have now found this channel decreasingly remunerative and are desperate for alternatives. Bikes for the World can help!
Bikes for the World collaborates with a host of public sector partners across the mid-Atlantic region—counties, cities, and towns, solid waste departments, recycling offices, recreation departments, police departments—including:
leases work and bike storage space on concessional terms. As part of this agreement, Bikes for the World partners with the City’s Department of Recreation and Parks to provide a reconditioned bike, along with a new helmet and lock, to elementary school students who earn them through the City’s values-promotion program. The City of Rockville (MD)
Police department in Arlington and Fairfax Counties (VA), Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church (VA), Town of Vienna (VA), Cities of Rockville and Cumberland (MD), and Washington DC regularly donate bicycles from their impound lots.
Contact Us for more information on how a police department or other entity can donate abandoned bikes to Bikes for the World.