Bicycles used for the exchange are donated by members of the community. Volunteers conduct a safety inspection, make minor repairs, and equip them with a new bell and reflective tape. Bikes are then distributed on scheduled bike exchange dates to children in need.
Next Kids Bike Exchange!
Where: Downtown Market, Elgin Street, Sudbury
When: June 9, 2018
Time: 9 am to 12 noon
Children can trade in their outgrown bike for a gently used one of the correct size. Children will also receive a helmet if they do not currently own one that fits.
Families who do not have bicycles to trade in may receive a bike by making a token donation to help support the project.
Bicycles and helmets are provided on a first come first serve basis, and sizes and quantities may vary.
I have a children’s bike to donate, how do I get it to you?
During the bike exchanges:
Bring your bike to the exchanges. We will accept gently used bikes, take them to our repair depot, and repair them for the next exchange.
2018 bike dropoffs or pickups:
Bikes can be dropped off at:
TSYS Managed Services Canada Inc
1933 Regent St, Sudbury (right beside GoodLife Fitness in the Southridge Mall)
Mon-Fri, 10am - 6pm
Saturdays, 12pm (noon) - 4pm
Note: Closed and unable to accept drop offs on Victoria Day (Monday, May 21st).
The Kids Bike Exchanges partners are the City of Greater Sudbury, Public Health Sudbury & District, Rainbow Routes Association, and the Sudbury Cyclists Union. We also get support from our local bike shops, local businesses, and many individuals who volunteer to keep this great program going!
I would like to volunteer!
Bike exchanges are run with the help of volunteers.
You can help to help repair bikes:
- Inspect bikes for safety and make minor adjustments
- Clean bikes
- Add bells and reflective tape
During the bike exchange events, you can help to:
- Register bikes as they are donated
- Distribute helmets to kids in need
- Match children with the right bikes for them
- Distribute waiver forms and surveys