Sad news for all the fans of the FREE TREE, it lasted over a year, with probably more than 500 kids bikes given away from it (another few hundred given direct to charities) the good folks that work for the city have put an end to it… Apparantly your not allowed to sell merchandise? (THEY WERE FREE!!!) on the sidewalk. Never fear, it just means we will be using our USED BICYCLES website from now on to give away our available FREE kids bikes, parts etc, sometimes even FREE adults bikes!

Hopefully every local kid got the opportunity to get themselves access to a free bike. If you want to get your hands on one of the FREE bikes, best to check in the mornings when the listings go up. The listings go up on the website first, then onto Craigslist a short while later. Once that happens all the free stuff goes quick needless to say!

Here’s how the FREE TREE was in happier times!

Most days over at the BROADWAY store we have the FREE TREE bearing KIDS bikes. We get so many donated kids bikes that the local charities we deal with can only take so many of them.

These are fully dialed and ready to roll to get the local kids (lots of the time vertically challenged adults…) on bikes, we’re happy just to see them out there getting used again!

If you know of anyone in need of a bike for the little one, it’s always worth a look to see what we have out there.

If you have ANY bikes that have seen better days and just gathering dust, you can drop them off at any of our locations, or just dial 604-736-7433 and we can even arrange to come pick them up.

Check out VANCOUVER BICYCLE RECYCLING for some testimonials and further information.

Our aim to keep them OUT of the landfills and get them back ON the road as reasonably priced fully tuned used bikes for adults and free for the kids!!

If they really are beyond repair, we break them down for Metal, Plastic, Rubber, and Tire RECYCLING to minimize what ends up in the dump and save the usable parts to fix up other donated bikes!

Some of the most recent donations have went to the following charities and organizations:

New Westminter United Church
NICCIS lower Eastside Charity
Trips For Kids
Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition
Countless local kids!


One Response to “FREE TREE (R.I.P.)!”

  1. Rich Hope October 24, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    Hey Donny! Thanks for my free bike! I especially like the eyeball bell! i’ve told all my friends about the fabulous Free Tree. It’s rad.

    Thanks again,

    Waylon Hope

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