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 email: or call: 978-934-6797 or just bring it by the shop any time!

Winter Clothing Donations

We will gladly accept your gently-used winter clothing layers, including snow pants, winter jackets (fleece jackets, down jackets, ski parkas, etc.), base layers (tops and bottoms), and mittens, gloves, and hats. Please, no cotton or partially-cotton clothes or items with broken zippers or that are otherwise damaged. These items are extremely helpful for use by our Outdoor Adventure Program participants to keep warm and dry on our winter excursions. Thank you! 

We are no longer accepting used skis, boots, poles or snowboards. 

Donation Incentives

When you donate a Bike or Winter Clothes*, 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. Email: to inquire about booking instructional programs.

*In general, a complete usable bike would be considered for a full credit incentive. One incentive per full set up donation. 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.