Calling all pre-loved bikes needing new homes! DreamBikes is partnering with REI on October 19th for the DreamBikes Fall Bike Drive. Come on by and donate your used bike! Every donated bike helps create jobs for at-risk youth in Knoxville. All bicycles and bicycle accessories are accepted and tax-deductible.
Don’t have a bike to donate but want to know more about biking or how to get involved? We’d love to meet you! Stop by, meet some friendly bike people and learn more about our organization.
Ready to donate your old bike? The bike drive will begin at 10 am and will run until 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. Bikes will be received at REI located at 6700 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, TN.
Part non-profit bike shop, part community revitalizer, DreamBikes is an organization that hires and trains teens in disadvantaged neighborhoods to repair and sell donated used bikes. Since 2008, DreamBikes has refurbished and returned over 20,000 used bikes to the community, provided jobs for over 150 teens, and helped a diverse audience see the world from the saddle of a bicycle.
At the heart of DreamBikes is a passion for building community and the belief that providing young people with work experience will open up future job opportunities that will make a difference in their lives. DreamBikes aims to build stronger communities by partnering with local organizations, serving underserved populations, and giving back to the local community through donated bikes, classes, mobile repair, and other outreach events.