Support Us

YOUR DONATIONS KEEP OUR PROGRAMS GOING!

It truly takes a community to do what we do. We rely on financial support, bike donations, volunteers, and retail customers to support our work. We would love to count you as one of the hundreds of people who are part of our community of support.

RICH CITY Rides is fiscally sponsored by Urban Tilth, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent of the law. For bicycle donations, we provide receipts with our Tax ID at the time of donation, and for financial contributions, we send a thank you note that also serves as your donation receipt.

Click below to support us via our Just Giving account. If you’d prefer to write a check, please see our instructions below. Thank you!

Contact us for any fundraising questions: fundraiser@richcityrides.org

RICH CITY RIDES

MAKE A PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION

Support us in a way that is workable and meaningful for you. Make an annual gift or give monthly. We will put it to good use in our bike safety programs for youth and adults with low incomes.

  • $20 will fix a flat for someone in need
  • $35 helps us provide free basic tune up for a fellow community member in need
  • $50 helps us provide a safe bicycle to a child
  • $100 provides five bicycle quick fixes at one of our community partner organizations
  • $250 covers the cost of child participant in our Earn-A-Bike Program
  • $500 covers the cost of one Commuter Cyclist participant
  • A gift of any amount makes a huge difference!

Please make checks payable to Urban Tilth. In the subject line please write “RICH CITY Rides.” You may drop the check off at RICH CITY Rides, 1500 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond Monday through Saturday between 12 noon and 5 p.m. Or mail to:

RICH CITY Rides

c/o Urban Tilth

323 Brookside Drive

Richmond, CA 94801

WORKPLACE GIVING PROGRAMS

Many organizations offer workplace giving programs, either employee matching or giving campaigns. Ask your employer about employee matching, a simple way to maximize your contribution. Some corporations, like Microsoft and Intel, will also match employee volunteer hours. If you are an employee of a participating business, they will match your contribution of time with funds when you volunteer for RICH CITY Rides.

You can also organize a giving campaign. A giving campaign gathers motivated and passionate individuals together to support a common cause. It’s fun and makes a big difference, and we’ll work with you to make it a success! Mobilize your coworkers to help give bikes to kids in need!

What you need to do:

  • Promote the campaign – we will send you all the materials.
  • Organize a meeting or distribute giving envelopes and gift card order forms.
  • We will then follow up with a letter to your group with a summary of your success.

For more info, contact us.

BIKE DONATIONS

Donated bicycles form the foundation of the RICH CITY Rides. Our professional mechanics and skilled volunteers refurbish the bicycles and direct them to our bike safety programs for low-income youth or to our bike shop. Bike shop sales benefit our programs. We believe that the bicycle is a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change. That’s why we work to broaden access to bicycling and all of its benefits. When people ride bicycles, they become healthier, as does our community. When you donate a bike, you help make our community healthier.

We love all bicycles, but we need bikes in good condition. Brands such as Bianchi, Diamond Back, Fuji, Giant, Nishiki, Raleigh, Specialized, and Trek make great, reliable rides. We also operate a full-service bike shop where we sell road bikes, cruisers, and mountain bikes. Proceeds from the shop support our programs.

You can donate a bike at our bike shop during business hours. We’re located at 1500 Macdonald Ave. Richmond, CA 94801. We have a suggested processing fee of $5 per bicycle. If you have something that you’d like to donate but aren’t sure if we accept it, please give us a call at the shop.

We carefully evaluate every bike that is donated. Each bike is directed to where it is needed most, depending on program needs and the bike’s general condition. Bikes in good condition are cleaned by volunteers and refurbished by our professional mechanics. Bikes in poor condition are dismantled and usable parts are salvaged. Unusable bikes and parts are given to a community member who can recycle them for money.

We have learned that recycling bikes is a lot of work, and it also costs a lot of money. We don’t make any money from the scrap metal but instead donate that to the many homeless who recycle it for income. We gladly accept donations to help cover the cost of carefully processing each bike. We suggest $5, which (nearly) covers the cost of evaluating each bike.

OUR WISH LIST

  • Laptop (preferably a machine that can support design software)
  • Volunteer Interior Designer (Retail)
  • Volunteer Electrician
  • Volunteer Carpenter
  • 1 Store Banner (Bikes for Sale)
  • 4 Canopies (for Events)
  • 2 Food Tents (Netted)
  • Van (for mobile repairs)
  • Generator

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS

Many thanks to everyone who donated time and resources to help us gather the supplies and equipment and those who donated their time and expertise.

Contact Information

1500 C Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94801

(510) 288-0944 info@richcityrides.org
Business Hours:

Monday to Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed

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