Toledo Bikes! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery of used bikes, recycling those bikes through our volunteer and educational efforts into others' hands. Toledo Bikes! also helps to promote bicycling awareness through community outreach, education, and cycling events.
- YMCA Safe Routes to School
- TMACOG Pedestrian & Bikeways Committee
- Program connections - YWCA Carrera Program, Lake Erie Continuing Education Foundation, TMACOG, Maumee Bay River Festival, SITE Program, Source, Toledo Grows, Maumee Valley Adventurers, Arts Commission, Start High School, and more!
2017 in the community:
2017 @ the shop:
- 16 schools bicycle repair events repairing over 200 bikes & replacing over 20 damaged bikes
- 8 Juvenile Justice Build A Bike classes with 45 kids - Positive Youth Justice
- Over 50 bikes and helmets given to Madison Ave. Imagine school for kids of low income.
2017 @ the shop:
- 775 Volunteer Hours logged in the shop by 101 Volunteers, of which 41 were youth.
- 59 Bikes earned by adults
- 31 Bikes earned by kids
- Hours open 520
- Community tools usage – Over 648 hours
- Outreach events – over 30 plus hours doing tune-ups around the city
- Volunteers – 198
- Youth Volunteers - 39
- Bicycles earned through volunteering - 60
- Volunteer hours accrued - 1467
- Youth Build-a-Bike students – 71 total / 52 CITE Program, 15 foster youth
- Youth Basic Maintenance students - 38
- Adult Build-a-Bike / Intermediate Class students - 41
- Adult Basic Maintenance students – 36
- Kids bikes donated to community organizations – 35 (Start High School, Safe Routes to School (SRTS), People to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC), and St. Vincent DePaul)
- Youth bikes repaired through Safe Routes to Schools - 140
- Bicycles kept out of the landfill – 257 bikes sold to help support Toledo Bikes! programming
From 2008 - 2012 there was a previous incarnation of our organization, which we called the "Toledo City Bicycle Cooperative" which was a committee of the Historic Old West End Association. The shop was located in the basement of St. Mark's Church on Collingwood Blvd.