Bike Exchange

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 info@sudburycycles.ca or by entering your contact information on our Contact Us page.