Christian School Volunteers for Bike Program

(Hamilton, NY – April 2013) Students from New Life Christian School pitched in to help prepare bikes for the Community Bikes Day on Sunday, April 28 at the Kallet Center in Oneida.

More than 300 bikes will be distributed to families and individuals in Madison County who would otherwise not have access to a bike.


MSC AutoTech Helps Bike Project

(Hamilton, Morrisville, NY – March 2013) Members of Morrisville State College’s AutoTech Program, shown here with Community Bikes Volunteer Coordinator Duane Martinez (center rear) are pitching in again this year to help refurbish bikes in advance of the Community Bikes Day in Oneida April 28.

“We are so grateful to the volunteers from the AutoTech […]

Bike Project Seeks Donations

(Hamilton, NY – March 2013) Volunteers (from left) Matthew Chlad and Jimmy and Gene Daggett join Community Bikes Volunteer Coordinator Duane Martinez in refurbishing bikes for the upcoming Bike Day April 28.

Last year, Community Bikes placed more than 300 bikes, helmets and locks with children and adults in Madison County who otherwise would not […]

M&T Bank Supports Bike Project

(Cazenovia, Hamilton, NY – March 2013) Pictured from left are Denise Hodges, Terry Light and Kim Hayes of the Cazenovia branch of M&T Bank. The M&T Charitable Foundation awarded a grant to Community Bikes, a non-project organization that collects donated bicycles, refurbishes them and places them with families who can’t afford one.

“We are extremely […]

From Bikes to Music Project Finds New Way To Help

The St. Kitts and Nevis Music project will help develop a comprehensive music program for at-risk youth.

Submitted by Constance Mente

(Hamilton, NY – Feb. 2013) Community Bikes, a non-profit organization that collects and refurbishes donated bicycles and places them with families that cannot afford one, has embarked on a new project to meet a […]

COVE Volunteers Help Bike Project

(Hamilton, NY – Jan. 2013) Volunteers from Colgate’s Center for Outreach Volunteerism and Education pitched in to help inventory and organize bikes for Community Bikes.

Volunteer Coordinator Duane Martinez (center) directed the group as Community Bikes gears up for its annual Bike Day this spring and prepares to send bikes to St. Kitts and Nevis […]

NLCS Volunteers for Bike Program

(Hamilton, NY – Dec. 2012) Volunteers from New Life Christian School pitched in to clean and refurbish bikes for Community Bikes as part of their community outreach initiative.

This past year, Community Bikes placed nearly 400 bikes with families in need in Madison County, and delivered bikes to St. Kitts and Nevis in support of […]

Morrisville State College Students Help Community Bikes

(Morrisville, NY – Aug. 2012) Community Bikes Volunteer Coordinator Duane Martinez (left) instructs student volunteers from Morrisville State College. The student Resident Advisors pitched in as part of a community outreach training day.

Community Bikes collects and refurbishes donated bicycles and places them with families who can’t afford one, both in Madison County and in […]

Bain Capital Supports Bike Project

(Hamilton, NY – July 2012) Community Bikes in Hamilton has been awarded a grant from the Bain Capital Children’s Charity. The grant will be used to provide bikes, helmets and locks to families in Madison County who can’t afford them.

“Community Bikes has been selected because of its commitment to supporting the general welfare of […]

CORE Grants Awarded


The photo is of the group reps who shared in the total $3,250 of grant money.

Front row from left are Cindy McCall, CazCares Literacy Program; Lacy Westcott, MECS LEO’s Club; Diane Ryan, Community Action Program and Linda Cazer, Hamilton Baptist Food Pantry. Second Row from left are Chuck Fox, Community Bikes; Carla […]

New Bike Drop Off in Cazenovia


(Cazenovia, Hamilton, NY – June 2012) Community Bikes has a new drip off location in Cazenovia for those who would like to donate bikes. The drop off is at the First Presbyterian Church on Albany Street in the garage behind Wendell House.

“We’re pleased to be able to help,” said Candy Riley (pictured) […]

Community Bike Day is April 15 in Oneida


Ann Marshall of Cazenovia recently donated four bicycles that her family was no longer using. “We’re glad someone else will get to enjoy them,” she said.

Cazenovia Police Chief Michael Hayes with some of the bikes donated to Community Bikes. Several police departments in the area donate abandoned and unclaimed bikes for […]