Cycle Smithy is a donation drop off location for Working Bikes.
Working Bikes is a non-profit organization who accepts donations of bikes, bike parts, and accessories.
"Working Bikes rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.
Countless bicycles are discarded or sit unused in garages in the United States every year. But in a developing country a bicycle can truly change the life of an individual, their family and their community. Bicycling is, of course, a form of transportation. But bicycles are also used for towing cargo, and even as a source of electricity through the creation of pedal-powered machines. In areas plagued by poverty, high levels of unemployment and lack of reliable, accessible transportation, a bicycle can help provide access to jobs, education, medical attention, and other resources.
Working Bikes has recovered tens of thousands of discarded and donated bicycles from Chicago and the Midwest, and has redistributed more than 50,000 of them worldwide."
Cycle Smithy is excited to receive Working Bike's Top Shop Award by collecting 87 bicycles in 2016, surpassing 53 bicycles collected in 2015. We very much appreciate continued support and donations from those in our community to help promote empowerment through cycling.