BIKE DONATIONS

Have an old bike in your basement? Bought a new bike and don’t know what to do with your old one? Did your child grow out of their bike? Donate it to Southwest Rides!

We are always on the lookout for bikes. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we do not have the staff capacity to pick up bike donations, however, we are always happy to take in bike donations at our shop. 

If you would like to donate a bike(s) please send us an email (bikeshop@unidetroit.org), Faceboook or Twitter message or come on by when we are open!

BICYCLE DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATION

You can drop off your used bikes, parts, accessories, etc. anytime during our operating hours.

Southwest Rides
1824 Springwells St.
Detroit, MI 48209
Phone: (313) 315-2360

FAQs

Q. What sorts of bikes and bike parts, etc. can I donate to Southwest Rides?
A. Bicycles of any quality and in any condition, bicycle parts of any variety, bike frames, and bike accessories or gear of any type.

Q. Can I get a receipt for a tax deduction for my bike and bike parts, etc. donation?
A. Yes!  Southwest Rides is a social-purpose business subsidiary of Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, a non-profit 501(c)3. When dropping off your donations in the shop, we will offer you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation from Urban Neighborhood Initiatives.

Q. How do I know if Southwest Rides will accept my donation?
A. Southwest Rides has many different outlets for redistributing incoming bicycle donations via our programs and partners. We will accept almost everything bicycle-related. Please call us at (313) 315-2360 with any questions.

Q. How will the bike I donate be used?
A. That depends.  Donated bikes may be used as teaching tools in our youth or adult programs and then donated through a partner organization to someone in need of a bike.  Bikes may be made available for the youth in our Earn-A-Bike program to earn.  They might also be refurbished by staff or volunteers and sold in our community bike shop. Sales revenue generated from these bikes helps to fund our youth programming.