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


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 on certain 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 once the pandemic is over 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.

Please read our FAQ page before emailing us.


News Blog

December 13, 2023: We will be closed during the holidays to give our volunteers an opportunity to spend time with their families and recharge before we return in the new year. Our last day open this year is Saturday December 16, and we will open again on Tuesday January 9.

July 25, 2023: We will cease selling bikes during the weekday daytime shifts (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) to focus on production. Bikes are available for sale during our other hours of operation.

April 18, 2023: Please note that we do not currently have any kids bikes for sale, which are bikes with wheels less than 24" (not including speciality bikes).

June 9, 2022: Our DIY repair service is now on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6pm - 9pm, and appointments are no longer required. Also, our DIY fee is now a sliding scale from $4.00 to $8.00 per half hour.

April 17, 2022: NEW - Saturdays! The shop will now also be open Saturdays from 11am - 3pm for bike sales, parts sales, and donations.

April 15, 2022: We now carry new locks and lights! The locks are the usual U-lock style, and we offer the basic lock and also the same one with additional loop cable. The lights are small, basic blink style. Not very good for trail riding, but they'll help you stay visible on city streets.

Bikes are for sale during evening hours and Saturday afternoons. You can also donate bikes and parts to us any time we are open, evenings or afternoons.

Updated June 9, 2022

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