Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What is Pedal-Power?
- Pedal-Power is a division of Mansfield Bike Charity (tax id# 271728048), a non-profit organization dedicated to refurbishing and redistributing used bikes. Our bikes benefit kids and adults in need of transportation to school and work, and provide increased access to healthcare. Bikes are distributed in the DFW area as well as Central/South America and Africa.
- How can I donate my bike to you?
- Check the Events section of our website for upcoming used bike collections in your area, or contact us directly at Pedal-Power.org Information.
- How do I host a used bike collection event?
- A used bike collection is our best source of bikes. Events are often hosted by schools groups (great service project!), businesses, church groups, and HOAs, but can be organized by individuals as well. Check the Get Involved section of our website for downloadable bike drive basics.
Bike Collection FAQ
- Will Pedal-Power take a bike without a donation?
- It is better to collect fewer bikes and stay in business then to collect many bikes with no way to ship them. We need bikes but we also need donations. From collection to distribution overseas a bike will travel thousands of miles. The actual cost to ship a bike is $30, getting the first $5 is critical.
- Is my donation Tax Deductible?
- Yes, Pedal-Power is a 501 (c) 3 corporation. Your receipt will show your cash donation + the value of your bicycle.
- Does Pedal Power take children's bikes?
- Yes, we take all sizes of children's bikes. (NO CHILDREN'S TRICYCLES)
- Will you accept a bike with flat tires?
- We will take it without tires, if it's a good bike!
- I have a really good bike frame, Can I donate this?
- Yes. We collect bicycles, frames and parts. The age of the bike is not important, what is important is RUST. The bike is made up of two types of components, painted pieces (the frame), & bright metals (handlebars, wheels, rims and the chain). If the bright metal has some rust, that is usually superficial. THIS IS A GOOD BIKE. If the frame is rusty then that means the rust has eaten through several layers of oven baked paint. THIS IS NOT A GOOD BIKE.