Giving Tuesday 2021

Help us reach our $20,000 goal today!

This year, we are partnering with the Catalogue for Philanthropy to cover that extra mile of fundraising.

If you would like to sign up to make a recurring donation in 2022, please click below.


There are many opportunities to get involved and make an immediate impact at Gearin’ Up. You can volunteer in the shop, provide mechanical expertise, fix bikes, mentor youth, lend a hand during fundraisers, take photos of youth programs, help transport bicycle donations, spread the word about Gearin’ Up in the community, and more. Email and tell us about your skills and interests.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Gearin’ Up Holiday Party @ the new shop!

December 17, 6-9 PM

Come on out to the shop for a fun end of year celebration! We’ll mix and mingle, eat, drink and be merry together. Plus, Saturday Night Bike Club leader Kwame Edwards will show a debut screening of his new cycling short movie! Don’t miss it.

Donate Used Bicycles, Parts, & Accessories

Our community bicycle shop runs on the generous donations of used bicycles, parts, and accessories, which Gearin’ Up accepts in any condition. These in-kind donations are tax-deductible. Refurbished bicycles and parts are kept out of the landfill and given a second life through sales to people who need bikes or during youth programs, build projects, and community workshops.

Individual Bike Donations

In our new space, we CANNOT take bike and other large donations at any time like we had at our past location. Bicycle donations (including kids bikes!), frames and larger donations (car racks, child trailers, indoor trainers) will now ONLY be accepted once a month on a selected Saturday.

The shop is currently full of quality bike donations. The next bicycle donation drop day will be in January 2022. Thanks for your patience. 

Part and Accessory Donations

Part donations (components, handlebars, forks, pedals, saddles, tires, wheels, etc.) and accessories (bike racks, locks, bicycle specific clothing, shoes, lights, etc.) can be dropped off at any time during business hours, Tues-Sat 12-6 PM. 

Abandoned Bike Rescue

Want to organize a bike drive in your neighborhood?
Oftentimes, there are lots of bikes kept in basements or garages that, with a little TLC, could go to someone who will use them! Talk to us about designing a bicycle drive.

Want to donate abandoned bikes?
We bring our Uhaul and pick up from local partners, apartment buildings, universities, and government agencies for refurbishment at our shop. To schedule a bike pickup of 10 or more bicycles, please email

Bike Pick Up Policy 

  • Gearin’ Up staff or volunteers will come to the bikes’ location. Please provide an exact address of where the bikes are located.
  • Please alert front desk staff that a bike pick up is taking place.
  • Please alert all building occupants that a bike pick up is taking place.
  • Mark all bikes that are to be donated to Gearin’ Up with a “Donate” tag.
  • All bikes must be free of locks. If there are locks on the bikes, we cannot accept them as donations. Please have staff remove locks before the set pick up date.
  • All bikes must be in a space that is accessible to a truck or car to ensure efficient pick up.

Event Sponsorship

Local companies, bicycle shops, and individuals can support two annual events: the DC Bike Swap in the summer and our gala in the fall. Please reach out with all other sponsorship inquiries to