COVID-19 info, please see our NewsBlog below.

re-Cycles is a not-for-profit bicycle recycling and DIY shop in Ottawa, Ontario.

We:

sell recycled bikes and parts at low cost.

accept donations of your unwanted bikes and parts , regardless of condition.

provide an equipped shop (and bike repair know-how in the evenings) so that you can maintain and repair your own bike.

Unlike conventional bike shops we do not fix your bike for you! But if you want to do it yourself there's always staff on hand during our evening hours to guide you if needed. Please note that there is no assisted DIY repair at any time during the day (either with us or our shop-mates Cycle Salvation).

Please read our FAQ page before emailing us.

We are co-located with Cycle Salvation. We sell each other's bikes and share the resources. So you can buy bikes and parts or donate whenever either organization is open, but volunteering and do-it-yourself repair is only during re-Cycles hours. Also, please note that re-Cycles does not have a phone. Cycle Salvation does, but it's for their business, not ours. So please do not phone them to ask questions about re-Cycles. Thanks.

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News Blog

06/07/20 - We are doing a partial reopening of our shop, and have been able to increase our open hours somewhat.

New schedule for the rest of June: we will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 6pm - 8:30pm.
On Tuesdays we will sell bikes for people 5'6" and under (kids included).
On Wednesdays we will sell bikes for people 5'4" to 5'10".
On Thursdays we will sell bikes for people 5'8" and over.
Prices for adult bikes are between $70 and $200, but may be a bit more for some bikes. (Kids bikes start at $40.)
Bike sales are cash or e-transfer.
Parts sales are cash only.

We will also be selling as many parts as possible, but some won't be available due to inventory and other issues.
We won't have time at the sales window to go over what you think you might need, or to fetch multiple parts for you to look at.

As always, we'll happily accept donations of bikes and bike parts in any condition. (Please, no personal items such helmets, water bottles, or clothing.)

Upon arriving go to the service window, where you can buy parts, and/or request a time ticket for bike shopping.
For bike shopping, you will leave and return at the time on your ticket. Don't be late! You will then have 10 minutes to choose a bike, test ride it, and pay for it.

There will be measures in place to make physical distancing easier and we request that everyone wear masks if possible.
Customers will not be allowed into the shop itself. There will also be no DIY repair service, and we likely will not be able to answer repair-related questions.

Thanks again to everyone for their ongoing support and interest, and especially to our staff and volunteers who make these opening hours possible.

05/11/20 - We are doing a partial reopening of our shop.

New schedule: we will be open Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6pm - 8pm.
On Tuesdays we will sell bikes for people 5'6" and under (kids included).
On Thursdays we will sell bikes for people 5'6" and over.
Prices for adult bikes are between $70 and $200, but may be a bit more for some bikes. (Kids bikes start at $40.)
Bike sales are cash or e-transfer.
Parts sales are cash only.

We will also be selling as many parts as possible, but some won't be available due to inventory and other issues.
We won't have time at the sales window to go over what you think you might need, or to fetch multiple parts for you to look at.

As always, we'll happily accept donations of bikes and bike parts in any condition. (Please, no personal items such helmets, water bottles, or clothing.)

Upon arriving go to the service window, where you can buy parts, and/or request a time ticket for bike shopping.
For bike shopping, you will leave and return at the time on your ticket. Don't be late! You will then have 10 minutes to choose a bike, test ride it, and pay for it.

There will be measures in place to make physical distancing easier and we request that everyone wear masks if possible.
Customers will not be allowed into the shop itself. There will also be no DIY repair service, and we likely will not be able to answer repair-related questions.

Thanks again to everyone for their ongoing support and interest, and especially to our staff and volunteers who make these opening hours possible. We look forward to seeing you this week!

03/19/20 - COVID-19: Our shop is closed until further notice. Please check our Twitter and Instragram feeds for updates.

01/03/20 - NEW: please check our Twitter feed for News announcements.

Please note! Each evening shift at our shop is run by a volunteer Head Mechanic (with the help of other staff). We make every effort to be open during our posted times, but there may be the odd occasion when a Head Mechanic is not able to make their shift and a replacement could not be found on short notice. We appreciate your understanding if this happens, and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause.

Updated May 11, 2020

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