Nonprofit - Bike Recycle Vermont

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Bike Recycle Vermont
Last updated on April 19, 2016


Bike Recycle Vermont's mission is to repair donated bikes and provide these bikes and locks at nominal charge to Vermonters of very little or no means. BRV also provides job skills training for disadvantaged and/or disabled adults and at-risk youth.

Bike Recycle Vermont started mid July 2004 in response to the transportation needs of newly arrived refugees sponsored by the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. Our project quickly grew to include other very-low income Vermonter. By the end of September 2005, we provided over 300 free bikes plus helmets and locks. We also provide ongoing repairs for eligible participants. We accept good, bad and ugly bikes and we put each bike and/or component to it's highest use.

BRV functioned as a 100% volunteer project during it's first year of operation. We have hired a full-time program manager to anchor the bike shop and to provide job skills training to participants. Volunteers act as co-coordinator, professional and amateur bike mechanics, grant writers, computer programmers, data entry specialist, plumber, etc.

In January 2005, BRV became a self-supporting project of Local Motion - a 501 -C3 Non Profit bike and pedestrian advocacy organization. In the same month, we moved out of our back yards and into a shop space behind one of our major benefactors - the Good News Garage . The GNG takes car donations and provides them to low income people for the price of any required repairs.

  • When appropriate, BRV asks participants to donate some time and energy to local non profit organizations in exchange for their bike and/or bike repairs.

  • Our advisory committee includes representation from local bike shops. We do not sell bikes to the public - we refer sales opportunities to local bike shops.

  • BRV works with local social service agencies and organizations to identify eligible participants. Bike shops can also refer people to BRV who cannot afford to purchase and/or maintain a bike.

  • Contact people:

     Dan Hock, Program Manager, (phone), (email)
    Christine Hill, Project Manager, (phone), (email)


     664 Riverside Avenue
    Burlington, VT 05401
    (See a map)

    Web Site:


       Nearest Bus Stop: Riverside and North Winooski, 1 minute walk

    Miscellaneous Information

    1. What target populations does your agency serve?
    Very low income Vermonters of all ages who need a bicycle and disadvantaged and disabled adults and at-risk youth who would benefit from job skills training.
    3. How many paid staff (FTE) do you have?
    The organization's main phone number is
    4. Please indicate your organization type:
    Independent 501 (c)3
    How many clients do you serve annually?
    Last updated on April 19, 2016

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