Bike Donations

We are always looking for used bikes! Especially during the winter months (but we're happy to take them all year). 

If you live within a half an hour drive, send us a picture of the bike and we'll come pick it up! 

We often have students come to campus looking for affordable used bikes. We get the used bikes rolling again and sell them at our shop. Proceeds from used bike sales go to support increasing access to bicycling on campus through our bike program! 

We discourage the donation of department store bikes as we have a difficult time reselling these.  

If you have a bike that you would like to donate to support our bike program, please contact Freewheelers@uml.edu at 978-934-6797 or just bring it by the shop any time!


Ski Donations, Snowboard Donations and Winter Outdoor Gear Donations

The Outdoor Center is now accepting donations of Winter Sports Equipment including: Skis (all types), Snowboards, Boots, Bindings, Poles, Goggles, Helmets, Jackets, Pants, and other related items.  
Our goal is to start a collection of winter gear that we will be able to refurbish, repurpose, sell and rent to the university community at accessible prices.  
Refurbishing donated gear helps our staff learn to tune skis, boards and bindings before we perform work on customer setups.
Similarly to our bike donation program, if you live within a half an hour drive, send us a picture of your skis/board/boots and we'll come pick them up! 

If you have winter sports equipment that you would like to donate to support our program, please contact Freewheelers@uml.edu at 978-934-6797 or just bring it by the shop any time!

Donation Incentives

Choose from one of the following donation incentives when you drop off a bike, skis, snowboard or other winter gear.*     
When you donate a Bike or Winter Sports Equipment you can choose from either:
  • 20% Coupon for the Outdoor Center and Bike Shop  
  • Full Day Kayak/Canoe/SUP rental or instructional program for 2 people from the UMass Lowell Kayak Center.  Contact Kayak_Center@uml.edu to inquire about booking instructional programs.
*  In general, a complete usable bike, skis/boots/bindings set or snowboard/boots/bindings set would be considered for a full credit incentive.  One incentive per full set up donation.  Partial sets may be considered for full or partial incentives.   Since donations may vary in quantity, usefulness and quality, Outdoor Center and Bike Shop staff will determine to what extent incentives are dispersed.  20% coupons can not be combined.