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Bikes are AWESOME, but they can be hard to come by for families with limited resources. So we had this idea…what if we connect our friends with unused bikes to our friends who will put them to good use? BAM! The idea for the Pedal to the Metal Bike Buildapalooza was born.

RatsCyclesLogo1LinePhraseXLAlong with our community business partner, Rats Cycles, we are collecting bikes of all sizes and refurbishing them. We will then deliver the spruced-up bikes to our non-profit partners, Casa Chirilagua, The Womens Center, Mobile Hope and APAH – Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing to distribute to the families they serve.

We need YOUR help to make it happen!

We are collecting bikes of all sizes between February 1 and March 12. Bikes that need just a little cleanup, adjustment or perhaps new tires would be great. We will also take bikes that are not in great shape and use them for parts (due to COVID supply chain disruptions, bike parts are VERY hard to come by).

We are also in need of volunteers on Monday, March 15 as we finish repairing bikes and delivering them to our partner organizations. 

To donate a bike(s) or volunteer on March 15, please fill out this brief form.

Click below to learn more about our amazing partners!

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Casa Chirilagua brings access to non-perishable food items and cleaning products to the community through our pantry.

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Since 1974, The Women's Center has provided affordable mental healthcare, support and education to Northern VA and D.C.


Mobile Hope provides support and emergency shelter to youth up to age 24 who are at-risk, precariously housed or homeless and empowers them to become self-sufficient.


APAH is a nonprofit focused on increasing the number of committed affordable apartments in the DC Metro area for our low-income neighbors.


RatsCycles is your one stop shop for great service, and sales to rebuild, repair, and revive bicycles.


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