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The Share-A-Bike Program is a community bike project, operating out of the red trailers behind the East Lansing Fire Station No. 1, 1700 Abbott Road. The Program, started in 1994, has given away thousands of bikes (in adult and childrens sizes) and helmets to needy folks over the years. Each person must present a letter of reference from a human services agency, religious organization, or employer saying they can't afford a bicycle.  We need the letter to include the person's address and phone.

Summer hours (April thru October) are every Saturday morning from 9 til 11 a.m. (except the Saturdays BEFORE AND AFTER Memorial Day, the Saturday celebrated with the 4th of July, and Saturday BEFORE Labor Day).  During the winter we're open every 2nd Saturday of the month, same time.  For information, call Mike Egan (517) 627-3797 or Dick Janson (517) 675-7340.


We receive many used bicycles every year. We repair what we can, and salvage parts from those we can not repair. Sometimes, bikes need parts we don't have enough of, like brake pads, cables, and rear wheels. We buy helmets by the case to get a decent price, then give them to recipients. We can provide you with a receipt for your tax records. If you have any bikes or bike-related items to donate you can drop them off anytime.

If you want to make a cash donation, please make your check payable to Share-A-Bike.

Mail to:

Mike Egan
8201 W. St. Joe Hwy,
Lansing, MI 48917

$10 can buy brake pads for a dozen bikes. $25 can buy tools. $100 can buy an air pump.