About our bike shop program
At the Mercy Street Bike Shop, we are cultivating leadership qualities while turning old bikes into new reusable resources. Our workshop in West Dallas is constructed around the concepts of rebuilding, restoring, and reusing. Several years ago we started with a few old, rusty bicycles that were donated to Mercy Street. After setting up a small workshop space we began to micro-enterprise around this idea of bringing old bikes back to life!
Along the way, many amazing values have grown out of that process. Our volunteers and apprentices are learning new and creative vocational, life, and leadership skills. This includes mechanics as well as community development, small business, and bicycle industry knowledge. Our community is being empowered through the enterprise and energy of creating a locally owned and operated small business. Many of the bicycles that we work on are brought back to life and eventually find new homes and owners.
Earn a Bike
Earn A Bike is a program where student leaders help younger students work their way toward restoring and owning their very own bike.
If you would like to volunteer at the shop, we can always use a helping hand from those with experience working on bikes.
Bike Donation Guidelines
- We accept youth and adult bikes in any condition and any quantity, as long as we have room for them.
- We take walk-in donations at the Bike Shop whenever we are open - typically, weekday afternoon and evening hours. If you are donating 5 or more bikes, we can schedule a pick-up. Make an appointment for a pick-up or drop-off outside of the shop hours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We welcome a donation of $10 or more per bike to help get your bike into positive use again (it costs us an average of $40 cash plus volunteer labor to get each bicycle back into reuse). We will, of course, accept bikes without this donation.
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