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 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.


News Blog

03/29/19 - NEW: please check our Twitter feed for News announcements.

03/29/19 - New Spring/Summer hours starting April 1st: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 6pm to 9:30pm. Please note that we are no longer open on Monday afternoons.

02/16/19 - The shop will be closed Family Day Monday.

01/24/19 - The shop is back in operation. A structural dividing wall has been removed, and as our expansion project continues you'll see some big changes to our space in the coming weeks. Please bear with us as we work our way through this!

01/21/19 - Special Announcement! Oops, to be on the safe side we will reopen on Thursday, not Wednesday. Sorry for any inconvenience, but renovations rarely go as planned time-wise...

01/10/19 - The shop will be closed for the week of Jan. 13 to 19 while we renovate.

01/02/19 - Happy New Year! The shop has reopened after the holiday break.
Announcement: it has been 15+ years since we last raised our DIY hourly rate. Effective immediately it will now be $6 per hour. (The half hour rate remains at $3.) A reminder that you get a free hour of DIY time for every hour you volunteer with us!

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 Oct. 1, 2019

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