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

Quick Answers

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.

Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More Contact info

Facebook icon   Instagram icon

Call for Front Desk Volunteer

Bicycle Exchange would like another person or two to join the front desk team.

Lady at card table signing in two volunteers

The Front Desk role is perfect for someone who is enthusiastic about getting bikes repaired but prefers tasks that have a more predictable result. The main task is to accept donations of bicycles throughout the workday, so our donors feel appreciated and our volunteer mechanics can stay focused on their projects. Other duties include:

  • Help volunteers sign in at the beginning of the workday
  • Recruit a volunteer to collect lunch money and fetch the pizza
  • Record the occasional sale of a bicycle or a part
  • Greet other visitors to the workday and answer questions or introduce the visitor to someone who can help

Depending on your interests, you can still repair bicycles in between bicycle donations. Or find other things to do, like help set up at the beginning of the workday, help the volunteer mechanics find the parts and tools they need, help put away bikes and the "front desk" materials at the end of the workday, etc.

We like to have someone from the front desk team attend each of our workdays. We already have two people on the team, but we'd like another person or two so the entire team can keep flexible schedules. Interested? Want to learn more? Contact Carol at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..