BGC Bike Exchange
ABOUT THE BIKE EXCHANGE
We accept donations of used bikes in any condition, our volunteers can refurbish & sell them! Our local bike shop partners also accept bikes. See below under "Donate a Bike".
MERCER COUNTY PARK BIKE DRIVE
Saturday, April 8, 12pm-4 pm
Rain Date April 15
LOCATIONS: Ranger Headquarters, Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ
The Historic Hunt House, 197 Blackwell Road Pennington, NJ
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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County Bike Exchange (BEX) is a volunteer-led enterprise that repairs donated bicycles and sells them at modest prices at its Ewing location in the Capitol Plaza shopping center. The shop is open to the public and features a variety of sizes of bicycles and price points, there is something for everyone. All proceeds from the sales of bikes benefit the the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County directly. Supporting the BEX helps to promote cycling for transportation and pleasure in the Mercer County community.
Bike Exchange location:
Masks may be required.
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Thursdays 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or
Donate a Bike
Take your used bicycle, in any condition, to the Boys & Girls Clubs Bike Exchange or to any of our participating bike shops. Complete a donation form to request a receipt from the Boys & Girls Clubs for tax purposes.
Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange
Capitol Plaza Shopping Center
1500 N. Olden Avenue, Ewing, NJ
2901 Brunswick Pike
Pure Energy Cycles & Java
99 S. Main Street
Route 33 and Airport Road
Hightstown, NJ 08520
1637 Highway 33
53 East Broad St.
Hopewell, NJ 08525
15 S Main Street
Yardley, Pa 19067
1325 US 206
Skillman, NJ 08558
4 Route 31
Pennington, NJ 08534
249 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
D&R Greenway Trust
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
New Hope Cyclery
404 York Rd
New Hope, PA 18938
Run a Bike Drive
Running a bike collection drive for the Boys & Girls Clubs Bike Exchange is a fun and rewarding community service project for your school, company, civic or faith organization. Bike drives encourage people to donate bikes that no longer are being used so they can be reconditioned and put to good use.
Bike drives create positive awareness for your organization, support recycling and environmental causes, and free up space in your garage and storage areas.
To Organize a Bike Drive:
Obtain approval from your organization's leader.
Designate a bike drive coordinator.
Contact the Bike Exchange at email@example.com to schedule your bike drive and bike pick up or message us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BikeExchange/
Publicize the event to your target donors.
Secure volunteers to help out on the day of your bike drive.
Volunteer at the Bike Exchange
The Boys & Girls Clubs Bike Exchange needs volunteers. You do not need to be a bike mechanic or interested in bike repair to help the Boys & Girls Club at the Bike Exchange. Our volunteers assist people select the best bike for them, at bike drives, transporting bikes to the Bike Exchange shop.
Take a bike repair course! If you are interested in reconditioning bicycles for sale, we offer a bike repair course and the opportunity to practice your new skills on lots of bikes.
The Bike Exchange is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM
To volunteer at the Boys & Girls Clubs Bike Exchange or to get more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BikeExchange/
Frequently Asked Questions about Bike Drives
Frequently Asked Questions about Bike Drives
When should we hold a bike drive?
This depends on your organization and target donors. For some groups, a single or half-day weekend event works well. For others, a week- long bike drive is more effective.
Where is the best location for a bike drive?
The best site for a bike drive is centrally-located, easily-identifiable, and convenient for both donors and volunteers. While empty lots can work well, a nearby building is advisable (for bathroom facilities or in case of bad weather). A covered walkway also works well in the event of rain. A bike drive runs rain or shine!
How do we get the word out?
Create a poster to promote your bike drive. The number of bicycles you collect depends a lot on your publicity efforts. A bike drive coordinator will strategize with you and your volunteers to determine the best approach. A Bike Exchange volunteer is always available to help you create a press release to promote your bike drive. You also can contact your local press and distribute flyers.
What do I need to run a bike drive?
You will need flyers to promote the event, a volunteer sign-in sheet, and donation forms (available from the Bike Exchange). You also will need tables, chairs, signs, and an adequate number of volunteers. If outdoors, you should have a tarp in case of bad weather. Be sure to arrive at your site at least an hour before the collection start time to post signs, set up the table, and to organize the volunteers.
How do the bicycle donations get to the Boys & Girls Clubs Bike Exchange?
Bike Exchange volunteers will pick up your donated bicycles on the day of your bike drive and transport them to the bike shop. This is arranged ahead of time.
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