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inspiring people to learn the art of bicycle repair.

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

Volunteer days are back, in a new format! They're the second and fourth Saturdays, on a smaller scale. See our Eventbrite site at bikex.eventbrite.com for details and to RSVP. Grab your spot and join in on the wrenching for good! See the event calendar for more events and volunteer days.

Donate bicycles and parts by appointment. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and details of what you have. We have specific drop-off times on Wednesday and Friday and other times by special arrangement. We'll let you know if we have a need for your items and get you drop-off details.

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

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Give and Receive with SVBE's Fundraiser Silent Auction!

2020 sure has been an interesting and challenging year for many of us, and our organization certainly hasn't been immune to pandemic-related challenges. We haven't enjoyed our popular, packed Saturdays, volunteer group events, nor open days for donation drop-offs or bike sales.

Yet we've gotten creative, and still have plenty to be grateful for. We've still donated over 500 bikes to partner charities and those in need, had volunteers take home over 450 bikes to work on at home and had some very small volunteer events. We couldn't do it without the tireless efforts of our loyal volunteers!

As the year comes to a close, we're hoping to end it on a high note while rewarding supporters with some incredible swag and experiences through our first-ever SVBE Silent Auction.

Enjoy sailing on the SF Bay, an online deep-dish pizza-making session, handmade treats and crafts, high-end bike components, a professional bike fitting, bike tune-ups, gift certificates and even a professional photoshoot! 

We've received tremendous support from individuals and local businesses for this fundraiser, and all of you can benefit!

Our silent auction goes through January 3, 2021, but get your bid on now because things always get a little crazy during the holidays. Check out all the good stuff at https://charityauction.bid/bikex. We'll likely be adding a few more items over time, and please, spread the word! 

Get in on the fun with SVBE's first-ever silent auction!
Get in on the fun with SVBE's first-ever silent auction!
Thanks to so many generous businesses that contributed to this fundraiser, including:

 We've also had very generous individuals contribute including:

    • Roger Conley Smith
    • Dave Fork
    • Bruce Hildebrand
    • Jessica Greaux
    • Grant Grundler
    • Anonymous 

Thanks for your support of our bike donations and efforts to keep bikes out of landfills. Happy Holidays and happy bidding!


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