We have 3 boys. The older two are too close in size and age to allow for hand-me-downs. The youngest is 6 years younger. Storing 12 bike years (6 years x 2 boys = 12) worth of bicycles seems unfathonomable. And at least a couple of the bikes are a little, well, worn....the boys have not always been easy on their bicycles and some have been handy-me downs themselves.
So what are the options:
(1) there is almost always a younger child down the street or around the corner who would love a new-to-him-or-her bicycle. What goes around comes around. Pass it on and someone, somewhere, will give you something, however remotely, in return. And you'll make someone happy while saving a bike from landfill. It's all good.
(2) if your children are riding adult bicycles there are two other main options for donating:
- Boomerang Kids Consignment Store will take childrens' bikes though not helmets. Call ahead at (613) 722-6671 - the Westboro store - to be sure you know what they are accepting; http://www.boomerangkids.ca/
- Recyclore http://recyclore.org/
- Bike Dump http://www.bikedump.com/