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Request Bikes

Can your organization use a large number of used bicycles to further its employment, education, or health care, or other mission?

Bikes for the World welcomes requests from serious, professional non-profit organizations in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Asian-Pacific region.

A typical donation consists of approximately 450-525 used bicycles plus an assortment of spare parts, arriving in a 40' shipping container. The types of bikes are mixed and include 26'' mountain bikes, 24'' mountain bikes, 700c road bikes, 700c hybrids, 20'' children's bikes, and 16'' and smaller baby bikes. Bikes for the World does its best to meet requests for particular combinations of these types to best suit the partner's needs.

The bikes are shipped semi-disassembled and will therefore require assembly upon arrival. As they are used, many will often require some repair or refurbishing. Bikes for the World works to send as high a quality of bikes and parts as possible to increase the value of the shipment.

While the bikes and parts are donated at no cost, successful applicants will be expected to cover the cost of shipping (usually US$3,000 to US$10,000, depending on country) as well as any local costs such as taxes, customs fees, and local inland trucking to their storage site.

Please note, Bikes for the World does not provide any grant funding.

See our Partner FAQ page and our How to Apply page to learn more about requesting a shipment of bikes for your organization.