Bikesboro Bike Co-op
General Contact Info:
Sheldon 'Bikewalla' Herman
Executive Director & Chief Bicyclist
General Manager & Chief Advocate
Bicycle Donation Drop-Off Locations:
REI, 3334 West Friendly Avenue
Reconsidered Goods, 4118 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27407
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Bikesboro is an all-volunteer collective of individuals and organizations who work to make Greensboro NC a nicer place to bicycle, walk, and use transit for everyone 8 to 80. Our economic prosperity and security is dependent on creating a vibrant progressive community that is as easy to get around without a car as it is with one. We help build an active community by providing support for our partners and camaraderie for activities related to bicycling, walking, and transit as transportation.
Bikesboro is a manufacturer that custom-designs and assembles bikes for our discerning customers. All of our after-tax profit goes towards supporting our charitable community-building activities.
Bikesboro is also a community group that succeeds on our projects by working in partnership with individuals and 40 other organizations.
Bikesboro doesn't give bikes to individuals, but works with social service providers, schools, community centers, and other partners to collect, fix and give away donated bicycles to Greensboro homeless, Title 1 youth in Guilford County, immigrants, and refugees, through our Bikesboro Bicycle Cooperative. In 2017 we fixed and gave away over 150 bicycles; in 2018, 142 bicycles; in 2019, 159 bicycles; and in 2020 190 bicycles.
Bikesboro Advocacy works in partnership with the Transit Alliance of the Piedmont on advocacy and focuses on first-mile/last-mile micro-mobility policy and infrastructure infrastructure improvements, primarily for bicycles-as-transportation users but also for walking, e-bikes, transit use, and scooters. Our past successes include getting the city of Greensboro to put in bike facilities, 3 design workshops with over 150 participants, and convincing Greensboro voters to support spending $90,000 on a downtown trolley pilot project.
Bikesboro has a list of upcoming bicycle advocacy opportunities.
Bikesboro gladly accepts donations for all our endeavors. Tax-deductible cash donations are made through the Transit Alliance of the Piedmont. Tax-deductible donations of bike-shop quality bicycles and parts are made through Action Greensboro. Contact info is at the upper left of this webpage.
The Bikesboro Bicycle Cooperative provides a community service of removing unwanted surplus bicycles in Greensboro. We work with public agencies, nonprofits, bike shops, and individuals to locate, move, and sort the bicycles. We then repair the fixable bikes for reuse and recycle the rest as either scrap or art. If you have bikes to donate we will gladly accept them to be given to clients through our partners.
Our Advocacy Partners
For tax-deductible cash donations, make checks out to Transit Alliance of the Piedmont with "Bikesboro" on the subject line and send to PO Box 5265, Greensboro NC 27435.
Email: transitalliancepiedmont @gmail.com
For tax-deductible bicycle and parts donations, contact Action Greensboro, 122 N. Elm St., Suite 110, Greensboro, NC 27401 | TEL: 336.387.8301
Greensboro Bike Shops
Community Advocacy Partners