COVID-19 info, please see our NewsBlog below.

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. COVID-19 Note: we currently cannot offer this service!

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. 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

08/28/20 -

New, revised schedule for September: We will be open Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6pm - 8:00pm for bike and parts sales and donations. No size restrictions per evening as we have been doing.
* On Wednesdays staff will be in from 6pm - 9:00pm to receive donations ONLY, there will be no sales. (We are using Wednesday nights to keep production up so that we have bikes to sell!)
* Adult bikes start at $70. (Kids bikes start at $30.)
* Bike sales are cash or e-transfer.
* Parts sales are cash only.
* There is still no DIY repair during our evenings, and likely won't be for the rest of 2020.

As always, we'll happily accept donations of bikes and bike parts in any condition. Please see Donating to re-Cycles

We sell bikes out in our driveway, and use an appointment system. At 6pm we hand out eight time tickets of 15 mins. each.
Once you get your ticket you need to leave the premises and return at the appointed time. Please don't be late!
Parts are sold at our driveway window. Just line up along the window wall and please observe distancing.

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.

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

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 August 28, 2020

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