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Overview


Upcycle your pre-loved bike by giving it to somebody in need

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Overview


Upcycle your pre-loved bike by giving it to somebody in need

Do something meaningful with your pre-loved bike by sending it to somebody who can benefit from it.

Upcycle your bike at 99 Bikes and save $50 off your new bike.

 

How we're going

493 bikes donated
 

Donation Dates

11 April – 14 May 2017

 

Major Partner

Bikes 4 Life

99 Bikes Upcycle gives you the opportunity to send your pre-loved bike to a deserving person, and ensure your old bike is not only recycled, but upcycled to a meaningful purpose.

In some communities a bicycle is not only a means of transport to places of employment and education, but can also provide people with access to remote sources of food, water, medicine and shelter.

Donate a functional adult's bike before 14 May 2017, and receive a $50 discount off your new bike. *

To donate your used bike, it must be an adult's bike in working condition. This is to maximise the benefit to recipents.

 

Your Bike's Destination

This is where your used bike will be sent.

 

The Upcycle Process

 
 

How Your Donated Bike Is Used

Once your bike reaches its destination, it can be used in a variety of ways to benefit the charity's operations and the local community.

  • The charity can open a 'bike shop' which will sell or rent your second-hand bike. Proceeds will be used to fund their local programs.
  • Students who live in slums may be offered a bike as a reward for consistently attending school. 
  • Bikes can be given to underprivileged workers to allow them to get to work faster, or carry more products to market.
 

Charity Partners

 

Major Partner, Bikes 4 Life

It is the mission of Bikes 4 Life to collect, restore and provide bicycles to some of the most marginalised and impoverished communities around the world.

By providing a sustainable form of transport to those most in need, Bikes 4 Life lays the foundations for social and economic empowerment.

Their work has transformed the lives of many families by widening employment opportunities, gaining easier access to remote sources of food and water and ensuring that children are able to regularly attend schools, thus becoming the most essential tool for any family living in extreme poverty.  

The goal of Bikes 4 Life is to replace the cycle of poverty with a cycle of hope.

 

Bicycles For Humanity

Bicycles For Humanity is a volunteer run, grass roots charity organisation focused on the alleviation of poverty through sustainable transport – in the form of a bike.

Every year around 1.5 million bikes are sold across Australia – it is estimated that around half of these will end up unused or abandoned. We put this huge resource to work in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Mirror Of Hope

Mirror of Hope is a community-based organisation dedicated primarily to serving AIDS-affected children in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mirror of Hope offers psychosocial care and support to orphans and vulnerable children who have lost either one or both parents, with the surviving parent infected with HIV.

 

Terms & Conditions

  • 99 Bikes stores will be accepting bike donations for the period of Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - Sunday, 14 May 2017.
  • One $50 discount is earned per functional adult-size bike donation.
  • The $50 discount must be redeemed at the time of your bike donation. Sorry, no rainchecks. 
  • The $50 discount must be used to purchase any new adult-sized bike.
  • One $50 discount can be redeemed per new bike purchase.
  • The $50 discount offer cannot be applied retrospectively, and no portion of it is refundable for cash.