If you ride a lot, odds are you’ve swapped out parts, upgraded components, swapped from Sram back to Shimano, and ended up with a cardboard box full of functional parts and components that sit unused in your house. .
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition runs a program called Community Bike Builds, where spare parts are used to help turn partial bikes into complete bikes. These bikes are distributed to folks in communities, such as students, individuals with late night work shifts, and families that have a great need for affordable, reliable, and healthy transportation (i.e. bikes). .
In partnership with SFBC, we're running a parts donation drive to help get your spare components out of the closet, onto bikes at Community Bike Builds, and back out into the world to help people in need. Five shops around the city— @boxdogbikes, @cityandcountybicycleco, Rapha SF, @americancyclery, and @huckbikes— have graciously volunteered to be dropoff donation points for this program; from June 21-29th, you can drop off your (functional, safe, usable, or easily salvageable) parts to any of these shops. .
We hope this inspires you to do a little spring cleaning, and hope you can participate in this awesome program. If you have any donation-related questions, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.