Monday - 9am-1pm
Tuesday - 9am-1pm
Wednesday - 9am-1pm GIVE AWAYS
Thursday - 9am-1pm
Friday - 9am-1pm
Saturday - 9am-1pm GIVE AWAYS
Sunday - Closed

Bike Giveaways

We give away bicycles to those in need on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 am. at our 226 Hudson headquarters.

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R Community Bikes
Shop and Giveaways:

226 Hudson Ave,
Rochester, NY 14605

FOR DONATIONS: Postal Address. (USPS does not deliver to 226 Hudson):

R Community Bikes
PO Box 26471
Rochester NY 14626


(585) 234-2008, answering machine only.

For quicker response, email:

For general information and donations:


For bike sale inquiries only:



We give away bikes to those in need on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:15 AM. at our 266 Hudson Ave. Headquarters. Unfortunately the demand for bikes typically is greater than our supply, particularly in the warmer months. At 9:15 AM, we assign numbers randomly to those who have arrived to determine the order in which they'll be able to choose from our stock on hand. There is no advantage to arriving early. During the Summer we may run out of bikes before 1:00.

Here’s what you need to get a bike:

  • Personal identification.
  • A signed letter of reference, preferably on letterhead, from an employer, doctor, school, church, or social service agency stating why you need a bike.
  • A lock to secure your bike, or $5 to purchase one from us.

No Exceptions!

Children under 18 only need to have a parent with them – no letter is required. Children receiving an adult bike will also need to have a lock or $5 to buy one from us.

Please note that when school is in session, we will not give out childrens’ bikes on Wednesdays.

IMPORTANT: There is no guarantee that you will receive a bike! Unfortunately, demand exceeds supply – by a lot. You can increase your chances of obtaining a bike by coming during the Winter.