What can I Do with Old Bicycles after Christmas?Okay, so old bicycles are a lot like dealing with old fitness equipment — they can still serve a purpose, depending on their overall condition. So, you treated yourself to a new set of bicycles for Christmas. But, you still have old bicycles and no longer want them. You couldn’t dispose of them prior to Christmas because it was part of the whole gig. After all, Santa Claus brought new bikes and he gets all the credit.
If you are an individual with a bicycle or two, or bicycle parts and accessories to donate for repair, reuse and recycling, it is usually most practical and cost-effective to donate them to a local program. In some areas you have a choice of directing you bike to an organization that will use it internationally or to a domestic program. —iBike.orgNow that Christmas is over and the New Year is about to begin, you don’t have room to store your old bikes. Sure, you could stick them in your backyard shed or perhaps find a place in the garage for them. But that doesn’t really deal with your predicament in an effective way. All it does is postpone the inevitable and you don’t want to take up any more room. So, here are some helpful suggestions about what to do with old bicycles after Christmas:
- Donate them to charity. Local charities really need donations before Christmas to help give others in need resources and gifts. But that doesn’t mean those same charities don’t need donations after Christmas. After all, they’ve largely depleted what they have taken in prior to the holiday so check a few local charities out.
- Give them new life. There’s no reason you can’t breathe new life into those old bicycles. With just a bit of common hand tools, a little bit of paint, grease, and other tools and materials, you can give them a fresh lease on life.
- Sell them locally. Go online and place an ad to sell those old bicycles locally. To move them out the door really fast, sell them on the cheap and you’ll be rid of them in no time flat. List them for an inexpensive price and you’ll be able to move on quickly.
- Junk your old bicycles. If those old bicycles aren’t in good condition or cannot be salvaged to be reused, just have a junk removal service come and pick them up and haul them away. This way, you can get rid of them, as well as anything else you no longer want.