Oakland Upcycle


Are you a Non-Profit, Organization or other Agency who is interested in partnering to host an Upcycle class for your community? Fill out our Agency form to be connected with the latest upcoming classes and rates.

If you participated in the Oakland Upcycle Program (formerly Bike-Go-Round Program) and did not yet complete a Post-Survey 6+ weeks after receiving a bicycle, please Click here to complete a 10 minute survey.

Formerly known as Bike-Go-Round, Oakland Upcycle connects low-income East Bay residents with free bicycles each year. Participants get everything they need to start using the bicycle as their primary transportation— a lock, helmet, rack, and other essentials, a personalized transportation plan, and urban riding training from Oakland Upcycle instructors.

We believe our Oakland Upcycle participants benefit from the efficient, reliable, zero-cost, flexible, and safe transportation that bicycles can provide. Participants are able to reach jobs, services, and resources over a wide geographic range, and will have the option of reaching these places during off-hours or away from major bus lines.

Oakland Upcycle generally works with groups of participants from a partner community organization. In the past we have worked with organizations such as the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. To contact Oakland Upcycle staff, email oaklandupcycle@cyclesofchange.org or call (510) 698-2537.

In addition, our neighborhood community bike shop, The Bikery (located at 1246 23rd Avenue in Oakland), has many resources and tools for program participants and anyone needing help maintaining their bike. We want to help keep you riding everyday.

The Oakland Upcycle is supported by Measure B/Alameda CTC and MTC Lifeline Transportation Program.




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