Recycle-a-Bicycle Needs Donations

Recycle-a-Bicycle Needs Donations
Source: City of Tempe

(Tempe, Arizona) – Getting new bikes during the holidays? Tempe’s Recycle-a-Bicycle program needs your old bikes. All used bikes are welcome, even if they are missing a pedal, have a broken chain or a flat tire.

This innovative program launched in August at Gililland Middle School has been a success in its first semester. This one-of-a-kind class teaches students how to repair bicycles.  The class is made up of 15 students from 7th and 8thgrades. The class  has repaired 20 bikes to date. Recycle-a-Bicycle fosters health, development, stewardship and empowerment among at-risk Tempe youth by getting ridable bicycles – donated by the community – into their hands.

The Recycle-a-Bicycle pilot program is a partnership between the City of Tempe and Tempe Elementary School District #3. Gilliland students are working with a certified teacher and the Tempe Police Department to refurbish the bikes, as well as learning how to repair, maintain and safely ride them. Tempe Recycle-a-Bicycle instills responsibility and independence, encourages health and physical fitness, promotes a sustainable mode of transportation and develops life skills.

How can you help? You can help by donating used, rideable bicycles – BMX bikes, mountain bikes, beach cruisers – bikes of all sizes and types. The program is also in need of new and used bike parts and new and used repair stands.

Drop-off locations

Tempe Fire Stations – any day, any time*

  • Station 1: 1450 E. Apache Blvd.
  • Station 2: 3025 S. Hardy Drive
  • Station 3: 5440 S. McClintock Drive
  • Station 4: 300 E. Elliot Road
  • Station 5: 723 E. Curry Road
  • Station 6: 655 S. Ash Avenue

*If firefighters are out on a call at the time of drop off, leave bicycle at the front door and they’ll pick it up when they get back.

For more information about the Recycle-a-Bicycle Program, please visit or call 480-350-4311.

Editor’s Notes

Publish your Community News: We want your local news, business promotions, opinions, press releases, etc. Learn more about My Local News U.S>
Local Event Calendar: Add an event to your local Community Calendar
Realtors® click here: to learn more about Preferred Listing Ads.
Sponsored Content: Promote your business with a paid content article.


Previous article Celebrating New Year’s in Tempe? Ride, Walk or Bike!
Next article Tucson Medical Center Donates $500,000 To Worthy Cause
Our Mission Statement To provide relevant and engaging local news to readers throughout Arizona. We depend on our team of professional reporters, and community content contributors (just like you) to produce over twenty weekly newsletters that are read by over 100,000 subscribers. All articles are also posted to community Facebook Pages, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and a variety of other social media sites. Whether you want to read about local news, events, entertainment, events, real estate, politics, sports etc. or write about these topics and more; My Local News is one of the fastest growing media outlets in Arizona.

No posts to display


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here