re-Cycles is a not-for-profit bicycle recycling shop based in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). We:
repair donated bikes that we sell to the community.
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 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.
Kids bikes: If you have children's bicycles to donate (20" wheels or less) please take them to our friends at Recyclore. Any left at our shop will be scrapped, as there is almost no demand for these bikes downtown.
05/16/13 - For the Victoria Day weekend the shop will be open as usual on Sunday but closed Monday.
05/09/13 - We've pretty much sold off all the bikes we got ready over the winter. We'll of course keep getting bikes ready for sale, but our seasonal "best selection" time has now passed. So if you can't find the bike you are looking for keep coming back to check, as you never know what will show up!
04/02/13 - We return to Spring / Summer hours. Please check our Location/Hours for the full schedule.
03/27/13 - For the Easter weekend the shop will be open as usual on Sunday, but closing one hour earlier (4pm). Also, on Monday our hours are noon to 5, as we re-open on Mondays from April to November.
02/15/13 - Our apologies, we were indeed closed Thursday the 14th due to a scheduling error.
01/03/13 - Happy New Year! The shop reopens this coming Sunday Jan. 6th. Please note that we're now closed on Mondays until April.
News from 2012 is now at 2012 News.
Please note! Each evening shift at our shop is run by a volunteer "Head Mechanic". We make every effort to be open during our posted times, but there are the odd occasions when the Head Mechanic is not being able to attend the shift for whatever reason (and could not find a replacement on short notice). We appreciate your understanding if this happens, and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause.