What Are Some Ways to Get Free Used Bicycles?


Quick Answer

Check for free used bicycles at FreeCycle.org and at the Craigslist.org website nearest you. Both sites are dedicated to listings of free items. In addition, these websites provide free accounts, and you can post an ad in their Wanted sections in which you can request a free bike.

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At Craigslist.org, click your the city nearest you on the main page, and then click the Free link in the For Sale section. Type "bike" or "bicycle" in the search box near the top of the main page, and then click the search icon to display a listing. Click a listing to display the donor's contact information or the bike's pickup location. Consider posting a "bicycle wanted" ad in the Wanted area of the For Sale section.

At FreeCycle.org, type your ZIP code in the Find a Group Near You box on the main page, click the Go button, and then click a location. Click the Offers tab to display items people are offering free. Sign up for a free account to list a free "bike wanted" ad in the Wanted section.

FreeBikeProject.com provides students who post a security deposit with a bike to use free of charge for one year. In return, the project requires you to upload some bicycling-related photos to online social media.

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