Bike Donations

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WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF BICYCLES AFTER DECEMBER 1, 2018 DUE TO SHOP RENOVATIONS. We will begin accepting donations again in April 2019 once renovations to the shop are complete. Please consider donating your bicycle to another non-profit, such as Newark Bike Project or Goodwill, or hold on to your donation until April when we will be very grateful to accept it.

Have a bicycle that you no longer use or bike parts that you don’t need anymore? We accept donations of used bicycles (in any condition), parts and tools and can provide a receipt for tax purposes.

When/Where Can I Donate Bicycles Or Parts?

Donations can be dropped off during Open Shop hours Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30PM to 9:00PM and Saturday afternoons from 2:30PM to 5:00PM. Please bring bikes inside the building so that they get logged in and we can provide you with a receipt. If you have multiple bikes or need assistance see the greeter inside so that a volunteer can help.

Can UBP Pick Up My Donation?

We might but greatly prefer donations to be dropped off at our shop if at all possible. Email us to see if a volunteer is available to make a pickup. The following information is helpful: Name, phone number, address where bicycles are located, description and the number of bicycles (i.e. 2 kids bikes and 1 adult road bike in rideable condition).

What Happens To My Donated Bicycle?

  • If it is in good condition it may be sold at an affordable price during Open Shop to support Our Mission or used directly as a Free Bike or as part of our Youth Earn-A-Bike Program
  • If it is in very poor condition usable parts are removed and the remaining metal is recycled

Why Should I Donate?

UBP is supported by generous donations from people like you. We are incorporated as a not-for-profit entity and are recognized by the IRS as an official 501(c)(3) organization. You have the opportunity to support an organization with big dreams for the future of bicycling in Wilmington and it’s surrounding areas. Our programs provide assistance to people of all ages and walks of life.

Other Ways To Help:

  • Volunteer your time, energy, and expertise.
  • Spread the word! UBP is always looking for organizations to partner with, events, and people in need of bikes or bike repair help.
Bike recipient at Southbridge Community Event
A happy bike recipient at the Southbridge Community Event
Wilmington Grand Prix Kid's Race
Donated and refurbished bicycles are used during the Wilmington Grand Prix kid’s race, 2012.