The Community Bike Collective is partnering with Westlake Elementary in bike donation/refurbish/giveaway events that will directly benefit our community by turning under-utilized bikes into cherished gifts!

The Community Bike Collective  is a volunteer run nonprofit located in Watsonville that is dedicated to providing access to quality bikes.  Within the last year, the Community Bike Collective has refurbished over 100 bikes and donated them to those in need throughout Santa Cruz County! We have found that our simple model of collecting donated bikes, refurbishing them, and giving them away to deserving folks, is most effective in highly engaged communities.  That is why the Community Bike Collective is requesting your help.

DONATE A BIKE – Saturday May, 7 @ Westlake Elementary School Parking Lot from 10am-12pm

Have a bike that hasn’t seen the light of day in a while? First  fill out this donation form, then drop off your bike at the Westlake Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, May 7 from 10-12.  Filling out the donation form ensures we match your bike with a person in need.

Worried about the condition of your old bike or the size? We will take any size bike and, as long as it isn’t completely frozen with rust, we will do our best to bring it back to life.

REFURBISH – Saturday, May 14 @ Westlake Elementary School Parking Lot from 10am-1pm

Whether bike maintenance is your area of expertise or you’d just like to learn how to fix a flat tire, we would love to have your help!  On Saturday, May 14 from 10-1, our bike maintenance volunteers will be aided by the help of professionals from Cycle Works.  Together we will fix up donated bikes and get them ready for a new home. Give the gift of a few hours of your time surrounded by some fun people and know that a deserving member of our community will be getting the freedom of their own bike in return. Pizza and refreshments included. Sign up today



If your child or family member is part of the Westlake Community and are in need of a bike, please fill out this form.  We will do our best to match that individual with a suitable bike.  Bikes will be given away as soon as possible after our maintenance event on Saturday, May 14. A member of our team will be in touch with more details on Monday, May 16.


Please email with any questions or concerns.