Bicycles used for the exchange are donated by members of the community. Volunteers conduct a safety inspection, make minor repairs, and equip them with a new bell and reflective tape. Bikes are then distributed on scheduled bike exchange dates to children in need.
Next Kids Bike Exchange!
Where: Downtown Farmer's Market, Elgin Street
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Children can trade in their outgrown bike for a gently used one of the correct size. Children will also receive a helmet if they do not currently own one that fits.
Families who do not have bicycles to trade in may receive a bike by making a token donation to help support the project.
Bicycles and helmets are provided on a first come first serve basis, and sizes and quantities may vary.
I have a children’s bike to donate, how do I get it to you?
Prior to the bike exchanges:
Call for a pick up at your home. Call 705-897-5641. Leave a message if no one is available.Note that pickups will not be available between May 2 and May 16.
During the bike exchanges:
Bring your bike to the exchanges. We will accept gently used bikes, take them to our repair depot, and repair them for the next exchange.
2017 bike dropoffs:
Call (705) 522-9200, ext. 357, to arrange your bike drop off at the Sudbury & District Health Unit, 1300 Paris St, Sudbury between Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
I would like to Volunteer!
Bike exchanges are run with the help of volunteers.
You can help to help repair bikes:
- Inspect bikes for safety and make minor adjustments
- Clean bikes
- Add bells and reflective tape
During the bike exchange events, you can help to:
- Register bikes as they are donated
- Distribute helmets to kids in need
- Match children with the right bikes for them
- Distribute waiver forms and surveys
Please contact us if you would like to help or to receive more information! You can volunteer by calling the Sudbury & District Health Unit at 705-522-9200, ext. 357, by sending us an email at email@example.com or by entering your contact information on our Contact Us page.