Recycle-A-Bicycle provides recycled and refurbished bicycles to economically disadvantaged individuals in the Grand Traverse region. Please contact us to donate a bicycle or to apply to be the recipient of a bicycle. Contact Don Cunkle, TART’s Recycle-A-Bicycle program director, to learn how you can help at 231.649.3443 or by filling out the form below.
Workshop Location: 1220 Woodmere, Traverse City, MI 49686
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The shop is open April through December. The shop is closed January through March.
What bicycles do you have in your garage that you don’t ride but may transform someone’s life?
Contact Don Cunkle, TART’s Recycle-A-Bicycle program director, to learn how you can help at 231.649.3443 by filling out the form below. Note that Recycle-A-Bicycle does not provide services directly to individuals. We work with clients via partner organizations and social workers.
Scott, an unemployed middle aged man, was desperate for transportation and he was determined to get a bicycle. He hitchhiked in to Traverse City from Mancelona and stopped in at Father Fred’s. They referred him to Don Cunkle at Recycle-A-Bicycle. Don had one bicycle that would work – a 10 speed road bike. Don added reflectors, adjusted the seat, gave him a bag to attach to the handlebars instead of the two plastic bags he was carrying, and sent him on his way. Scott rode the entire way back to Mancelona. In one day Scott’s life was transformed. He had a reliable source of transportation, thanks to someone donating a road bike they no longer used.
Read the 2021 R-A-B Annual Report.
This application will let us know of your intent to volunteer. We will be in touch as soon as possible.
Thanks for your interest!
The following organizations have awarded grants to support the Recycle-A-Bicycle program:
4Front Credit Union
Cherry Capital Cycling Club
Cherryland Electric Cooperative “Cherryland Cares”
City Bike Shop
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation
Great Lake Stainless Steel
Rotary Club of Traverse Bay Twilight
Rotary Club of Traverse City
Traverse Bay Sunrise Rotary Club
Zonta Club of Traverse City