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Location: 3961 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA MAP

Main volunteer workdays are 10am to 3pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of January-October. See the event calendar for more events and volunteer days.

Donate bicycles and parts after 11am during our Saturday workdays.

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange is a Section 501c(3) non-profit organization.

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We are happy to accept your donation of complete bicycles, bicycle parts, or bicycle accessories.  The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange is a Section 501c(3) non-profit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Generally, you may drop off donations on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month (see schedule below), between the hours of 11 AM and 3 PM.

Donation Guidelines

We accept bicycles of all sizes from tricycles up to full sized bicycles for adults. Flat tires and broken or missing parts are no problem, as we have an extensive parts inventory. Our volunteers can fix almost anything; however, we don't restore paint and we can't reverse corrosion.

Sign in foreground reads 'Donation Dropoff,' background of many people repairing bicycles

Before donating your bike, ask yourself:

  • Could an experienced mechanic make this bike functional and safe in one hour or less?
  • Is the bike substantially free of rust and corrosion?
  • Is the bike clean enough that you could offer it as a gift without embarrassment?

If the answers are all "yes" then we'll gladly receive the bike. Please clean up your bike before donating it so we can focus on repairs. We also accept monetary donations.

Each bicycle takes about $40 and several volunteer hours to repair and distribute. Please consider a monetary donation to cover  these costs and/or consider volunteering with us.

Where to Donate

Our workshop is located at 3961 East Bayshore Road in Palo Alto. East Bayshore runs east of and parallel to Highway 101 between San Antonio and Oregon Expressway. Please enter via Corporation Way. Go all the way around to the rear of the building and look for the roll up door. DO NOT drop off any donations when the facility is closed.

When to Donate

You may drop off your bicycle or equipment donation from 11 AM until 3 PM during any of our Saturday work days.  

Our main volunteer events are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of January through October, second and third Saturdays in November and the first Saturday in December. Our doors open at 10 am for volunteers and 11 am for donors, and we finish up around 3 pm.

These workdays take place rain or shine. The location is 3961 East  Bayshore Road in Palo Alto, CA..

See our event calendar for more events and volunteer days.

Contact Us

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