Bikes Not Bombs
Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change to achieve economic mobility for Black and other marginalized people in Boston and the Global South.
Each year we collect roughly 5,000 used bicycles and tons of used parts from our supporters around Greater Boston and New England.
We ship most of these bikes overseas to our International Partners in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean who use them to drive economic development projects..
Some of the bikes are repurposed in our Youth Programs where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves.
Our retail Bike Shop also reconditions and sells some of the donated bikes, while employing graduates of our programs. Profits from the Shop's bicycle sales, parts sales, and repairs help fund our youth and international work.