Shifting Gears Bike Requests

Shifting Gears Bicycle Program refurbishes donated bikes and redistributes them to those in need through community organizations. To make a request for your organization, please fill out the form. The information will be sent to a representative of each of the partner organizations:  Bicycle Garage Indy, Volunteers of America of Indiana and Indiana Department of Correction. 

Not every request will be able to be fulfilled. Your request will be evaluated in the order it is received. The  ability to fill requests is solely dependent on the number of requests and the number of available bikes. Organizations should be a 501-c-3 serving those in need. 

Number of bikes requested limited to 25 per request. Organizations may request bikes multiple times, but should not make a second request until the first request has been fulfilled. 

Please allow 7-10 days for a decision to be made about your request. You will be notified if your request has been denied. When request has been approved, please allow at least 2 months from the time of request approval until the bicycles will be available for pickup or delivery. Organizations will be notified via email when bicycles are available to be picked up. Bicycles need to be picked up within 1 week of notification. Delivery options available. Local delivery (Indianapolis) is $45.

Current timeframe for fulfilling requests is 6 months. We currently have requests for 200+ bicycles awaiting fulfillment.


Shifting Gears does not make donations to individuals. 

Shifting Gears does not make donations of bikes for use for a fundraising activity.

Shifting Gears bikes are not to be used for prizes or drawings that are given to random people. 

For additional information about Shifting Gears:

Date of Request*
Date Bicycles Needed*
Name of community group / charity*
Primary Contact Person*
Contact Phone*
(xxx) xxx-xxxx
Contact email*
Address of community group / charity*
Mission / Purpose of community group / charity*
# of Bikes Requested*
Indicate the total number of bikes requested. Note: The number of bikes requested is limited to 25 per request. Organizations can request bikes multiple times, but not more often than once per month.
# Men's Adult bikes*
Indicate number of men's adult bikes requested
# Women's Adult bikes*
Indicate number of women's adult bike requested
# of Small BOY's bikes (age 5-10)*
Indicate the number of small BOY's bikes requested
# of Small GIRL's bikes (age 5-10)*
Indicate the number of small GIRL's bikes requested
# of Large BOY's bikes (age 11-15)*
Indicate the number of large BOY's bikes requested
# of Large GIRL's bikes (age 11-15)*
Indicate the number of large GIRL's bikes requested
What is the expressed need for the bikes at this time and who will use them?*
Pickup / Delivery of bicycles*
We will pick up bicycles when available
We would like the bicycles delivered (local delivery - Indianapolis= $45)
We would like the bicycle delivered (located outside Indianapolis - please provide quote on delivery charges)

Note: * indicates required information.


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