“R” Community Bikes is an evolving program which seeks to provide safe, usable bicycles to needy children and adults in the Rochester area. Every child should have a bike and for the adults, bicycles frequently are their only means of transportation.
Located in the heart of the inner Rochester, our warehouse serves as a holding area for bikes and also provides our volunteer corps with a place where they can make needed repairs on bikes before being distributed.
Bikes are solicited from and collected through individual donations and also through various faith communities. Bikes are then inspected, repaired and catalogued before they are distributed. Parts from unusable bikes are always reused and recycled as much as possible. In order to insure that individuals are indeed needy, they must be referred to the clinic by a community agency, church or school. Bikes are then fitted properly and given out free of charge BUT A LOCK AND CHAIN ARE REQUIRED OR CAN BE PURCHASED FROM US FOR $5.00.
BIKES ARE GIVEN AWAY ON WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY AT 9:30 a.m. Donations of bikes, bike parts or tools are always welcome as are monetary donations helping to cover the expenses incurred such as tires, tubes, locks and cables.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED IN A VARIETY OF POSITIONS FROM GENERAL MAINTENANCE TO BIKE REPAIR. WE CAN PROVIDE NEEDED TRAINING.