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

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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Bike Match: Get a Bike, Give a Bike, Fix a Bike

The bicycle is the perfect sustainable transportation vehicle, especially so during this global pandemic when public transportation is compromised and car payments are difficult. Whether it’s for essential jobs, critical errands, or volunteering to help neighbors, the bike is an invaluable tool in surviving this health crisis.

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[Para los hispanohablantes, acceda al #BikeMatch formulario en español aquí.]

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange (SVBE), Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), and most recently, GreenTown Los Altos have teamed up to offer essential bikes to essential workers in need of transportation. It’s a #BikeMatch program, inspired by New York’s Transportation Alternatives' initiative, but expanded to include bikes that aren’t in perfect working order.

Can’t afford a bike but need one to get to your job or to get around? Fill out our form and we’ll try our best to match you with a bike. Update: Currently demand far outpaces supply, which means we cannot fulfill all requests but will reach out if we have a good match.

Have an unused bike? If it’s in perfect working order, we’ll match you with a recipient. If it needs a bit of work? No problem, that’s what SVBE does! We’ll refurbish the bike and give it new life. We’ll make an appointment for your drop-off. 

Want to help with the effort? You can make a donation to cover the cost of bike parts (the average bike we refurbish requires $40 in parts). Or you can help us tune-up the bikes by taking a few home to work on.

Join our #BikeMatchSV program as a recipient, donor or volunteer through the form below. Don't have a bike or mechanic skills? You can support our project through a monetary donation

The embedded form giving you trouble? You can also access it directly here.

Donate to keep this project rolling. 


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