Our Mission: Serving the community while
inspiring people to learn the art of bicycle repair.

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Location: 3961 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA MAP

Main volunteer workdays are 10am to 3pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of January-October. See the event calendar for more events and volunteer days.

Donate bicycles and parts after 11am during our Saturday workdays.

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange is a Section 501c(3) non-profit organization.

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Holiday Giving, Employer Match and #GivingTuesday

Although our volunteer events are more limited in December, our organization’s needs are not! 

It’s the perfect time to help our mission through a monetary donation. Many employers offer matching funds with limits that expire at the end of the calendar year. Take advantage of the chance to double your impact. We’ve got an easy form to check if your employer has such a program. 

This Tuesday, December 3, is #GivingTuesday, which offers another timely opportunity to make a difference. You could start a #GivingTuesday fundraiser on Facebook to benefit the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange or make a donation on the day and encourage others to do the same.

Extra motivated to help out? If you donate through Facebook at exactly 5:00 am Pacific on Tuesday morning, Facebook may match your donation to SVBE as part of the $7 million in matching funds the company has pledged for #GivingTuesday. Hurry though, as those funds disappear in a few minutes. 

You can also donate easily through our website. $40 covers the cost and parts we put towards refurbishing one adult bike. How many bikes can you sponsor? 

Holiday giving can help the Bicycle Exchange light up someone's life with reliable transportation. photo: Hector A Parayuelos on flickr
Holiday giving can help the Bicycle Exchange light up someone's life with reliable transportation. photo: Hector A Parayuelos on flickr
We’d also be thrilled to take bike donations in December. We’ll be open some Wednesdays, other weekdays and Saturday, December 7. Check our calendar for shop days.