Tempe’s new Recycle-a-Bicycle program fosters health, development, stewardship and empowerment among at-risk Tempe youth by getting ridable bicycles – donated by the community – into their hands.
The Recycle-a-Bicycle pilot program, a partnership between the City of Tempe and Tempe Elementary School District #3, will provide community-donated bicycles to at-risk students at Gililland Middle School. Through an elective community services class, Gililland students will work with a certified teacher and the Tempe Police Department to refurbish the bikes, as well as learning how to repair, maintain and safely ride them.
Tempe Recycle-a-Bicycle instills responsibility and independence, encourages health and physical fitness, promotes a sustainable mode of transportation and develops life skills.
You can help!
You can help by donating used, rideable bicycles – BMX bikes, mountain bikes, beach cruisers – bikes of all sizes and types. Don’t worry about a flat tire, missing pedal, worn out grips or a broken chain. The kids will learn how to fix those things!
Tempe Fire Stations –The FIRST Monday of the Month only
- Station 1: 1450 E. Apache Blvd.
- Station 3: 5440 S. McClintock Drive
- Station 4: 300 E. Elliot Road
*If firefighters are out on a call at the time of drop off, leave bicycle at the front door and they’ll pick it up when they get back.
Household Products Collection Center: 1320 E. University Drive (during operating hours only)
Friday: 7 a.m. to noon and Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gililland Middle Schools: 1025 S. Beck Ave (Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
During the school year, August through May, excluding holidays.
The Tempe Police Department will also be donating bikes through surplus inventory.
Special thanks to Tempe Officers Association for providing seed money for tools and safety equipment, including helmets and lights.
For more information, call Tempe311 at 480-350-4311.