Sustain Jefferson Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Donate unwanted bicycles

Our bicycle donation project, begun in the fall of 2014 when we collected 150 bikes (see photo scrolling at top of page), continues thanks to some great partnerships forged among people who'd rather see unwanted bikes go to a worthy cause than to a landfill.

The Ixonia Transfer Site and Recycling Center, W1276 Elmwood Ave., Ixonia, continues to accept donations of bikes and bicycle parts during open hours, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Recently SJ Board Member Mike Klaus picked up 21 bikes (photo above) from another of our bike donation partners, the Watertown Police Department, and transported them to the Ixonia site. Recycling Center staff picked up another 30 bikes at the PD. All donated bikes are then picked up at the Ixonia center by Working Bikes Cooperative, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that repairs bikes and gives them to people in underserved communities in the U.S., Haiti, Africa and Central and South America.

Read more about how Working Bikes Cooperative gives old bikes new homes with people who need them to get to work and school, sell produce at markets, etc. at the organization's website www.workingbikes.org.

And, thanks to everyone who has donated a bike to this worthy cause!