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

Currently our volunteer days are on pause due to COVID-19. Main volunteer workdays when we're not in a pandemic 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 by appointment.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and details of what you have and schedule a drop-off time for items we can use right now.

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

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Photographer Christina sends us this interview with volunteer Steve, from the September 13, 2014 Bicycle Exchange Workday.  Photo credit to Christina:

Father and two children repairing a bicycle

Steve is a first time volunteer for the Bike Exchange. He heard about the Bike Exchange through an internal Google email seeking volunteers. He regularly dedicates his weekends to volunteering with his children and had just gotten back from an electronics exchange project. His morning started at 6am!! He believes in teaching his children to give back to their community through volunteering.

They have also volunteered for local farms and many other projects. He thought that the Bike Exchange would be a good change for his children to learn new skills. The children brought their own bike, that they've outgrown, to repair and donate for other children to use. They were able to learn about how the different bike parts work with each other and get their bike in good enough shape to get the coveted GREEN tag. They worked fast enough that they had time to restore a second bike!


Man repairing a small bicycle