We provide several ways for people to get bikes for free! Recyclery volunteers help prepare Freecyclery bikes for donation during Volunteer Hours. You can help provide new locks and helmets to Freecyclery recipients by donating here$25 provides 1 lock/helmet set.

Our dedicated Freecyclery Partners refer individuals to us to receive a free bicycle:

Centro Romero

Chicago House

Connections for the Homeless

Curt’s Cafe 

Expanding Lives

Family Matters

Heartland Alliance

Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center

Housing Opportunities for Women

Howard Area Community Center

Impact Behavioral Health Partners

Inspiration Corporation

Northside Housing & Support Services

Refugee Community Connection

Refugee One



Youth Umbrella Organization

*Note*As an alternative to referral from a partner organization, we offer opportunities for adults and youth to earn a Freecyclery bike through our Earn-a-Bike Fellowship programs.

“Lack of transportation is a major barrier in both treatment and community integration of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. For many, their bike is their most valuable possession, serving as reliable transportation to work, school, or necessary medical appointments.”
-Brent Peterson, Director of Development

“I work but did not have enough money to pay for my rent, groceries, and other items I need plus bus fare. Having a bike made it easier to make my money last and not worry about calling off work.”
Connections for the Homeless