Where to donate a cool bicycle fixer-upper in NYC?
April 6, 2011 6:48 PM   Subscribe

My wife wants to know if there are any groups in the New York City area that involve school-age children and bicycle mechanics. The point of the question is we have an old Dyno Mooneyes cruiser bike in great shape with a broken rear fender -- it would actually have to be welded to be reconnected. We'd like to donate it, and she thinks some kids might get a kick out of fixing it up, especially if they're into low-rider or other fancy-pants souped-up types of bike. (It's heavy, so she's not into the idea of shipping it anywhere. We're in Westchester.) Thoughts? Suggestions? Recommendations?
posted by Joey Bagels to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
Best answer: Recycle-A-Bicycle has youth programs.
posted by bread-eater at 6:55 PM on April 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Time's Up! has a whole kids program. They're an amazing, amazing group, and you can be sure that bike will be put to good use and going to somebody who needs it.
posted by Jon_Evil at 9:05 PM on April 6, 2011

As a further point of information, I just added those two places listed above into this new map earlier today, and one of their websites (I forget which) noted that they do, in fact, have a welder. (Our place here in Davis, California does not have a welder.)

The person who sent me the links doesn't know of any others in the area, and there isn't anything else in NYC listed on the community bike collectives wiki list.
posted by aniola at 11:52 PM on April 6, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks, everyone! We'll look into Recycle-A-Bicylce and Time's Up!
posted by Joey Bagels at 1:59 PM on April 8, 2011

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