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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Bicycle Safety Education

children taking a bike safety class We offer a bicycle safety program where we educate recipients of donated bicycles about bicycle safety. Just giving away bicycles to people who struggle to afford one is not enough to ensure their safe and effective use.  

Through certified instructors from the League of American Bicyclists, classes are held, especially for younger recipients, to ensure safe and effecting cycling habits early on. These instructors are certified by the organization and have received extensive training for conducting instruction in both on-road and classroom settings. Recipients learn about the rules of the road for safe cycling and tips about riding in traffic with other vehicles.

Support for these bike safety events is always needed. See our bike-safety fundraising campaign on Global Giving.