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Roll it Forward

From 2010 to 2017, our Roll It Forward program collected, repaired, and distributed over 4,500 bikes to low-income Boston residents who might not otherwise have access to a bike.

We thank all of our partners for their support over the past seven years. While our program is ending, the community of bicycling in Boston has grown tremendously. If you are interested in a low-cost bicycle, or helping others access a bike at low cost, check out these community organizations:

Program Overview

Bike Donation

With our grant funding ending, we are unable to accept new bike donations. We encourage you to look for other organizations in the Boston area who accept bike donations.


Our program distributed bikes, helmets, and locks in partnership with local community groups, such as health centers and homeless shelters.  By working with these organizations, we helped them meet their goals and made sure that bikes and education reached the people who need them most. We are no longer offering the program.


Everyone who got a bike through Roll It Forward participated in a bike safety workshop. We taught bike recipients how to properly wear a helmet, ride safely, and obey the law. Depending on their age, recipients also learned how to check that their bikes are road-ready, choose a good bike route, and other tips for new riders.


Roll it Forward has been supported by the following company partners:

Bikes not Bombs served as a program partner and took the bikes that we can't use for our programs.

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