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Founded in May 2012 — Friends of 2Wheels is the charity work of MeHi+Fátima and the help of some very good friends who have particular interests in environmental preservation and helping humanity.

Friends of 2Wheels is based in the Village of Westion, the “Home of the Bicycle” and close to where the former C.C.M. Weston Factory was making bicycles since 1899.

 

Transforming Bikes. Transforming Lives.

We recycle used bikes, repair used bicycles, refurbish donated bicycles and upcycle new rides out of run-down bikes!! We’re a volunteer-run (not-for-profit) sustainable bicycle recycling program based in Toronto that supports the community, helps the environment and the livelihood of individuals with inexpensive refurbished bicycles — We take used bicycles either donated to us or we’ll rummage through thrift stores, garages, or find bikes abandoned in rivers, or leaning against the weekly trash and we build new ones, using about 70 per cent recycled parts. Sales of our bikes cover the cost of new bike parts, equipment and tools needed to fix other bicycles. We gladly accept donations of bicycles, bike parts in good condition, bells and locks for our UpCycled Bikes.

 

Vision, Mission and Anti-Theft Policy

Friends of 2Wheels is a Environmental and Humanitarian Movement with a subtle flavour of Grass Roots.

Friends of 2Wheels is Not a Bike Store. We do not buy, trade nor swap bicycles. All bikes with registrations need to clear with Metro Police 12 division before they are upCYCLED or given to other charities.

 

In The Press

bikeradar.com | Transforming lives by transforming bikes | Bath / England :: February, 2013

Samaritanmag.com | Friends Of 2Wheels Upcycles Bicycles For Those In Need | Toronto / Canada :: February, 2013

The Grid | How to save a bicycle | Toronto / Canada :: January, 2013

 

Inspiration!

Vitor Peixoto | vimeo | website | Amsterdam

 

How are we doing?

As of Jan 1, 2016
Type Received Earn-a-Bike Sold Donated
Vintage Bikes 0 0 0 0
Road Bikes 0 0 0 0
Mountain Bikes 2 0 0 2
Kids Bikes 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 2
As of Dec 31, 2015
Type Received Earn-a-Bike Sold Donated
Vintage Bikes 8 0 0 8
Road Bikes 30 0 3 27
Mountain Bikes 56 0 0 56
Kids Bikes 73 0 0 73
Total 167 0 3 164
Recycled Bicycles for 2014
Type Received Earn-a-Bike Sold Donated
Vintage Bikes 8 0 0 8
Road Bikes 11 0 0 9
Mountain Bikes 31 0 1 30
Kids Bikes 27 0 0 27
Total 77 0 1 74

This was when we picked up bicycles

Recycled Bicycles for 2013
Type Received Earn-a-Bike Sold Donated
Vintage Bikes 21 0 0 21
Road Bikes 48 0 0 48
Mountain Bikes 318 0 0 218
Kids Bikes 72 0 0 72
Total 359 0 0 359

Our first year

Recycled Bicycles for 2012
Type Received Earn-a-Bike Sold Donated
Vintage Bikes 8 0 5 3
Road Bikes 0 0 0 0
Mountain Bikes 43 3 0 40
Kids Bikes 16 0 0 16
Total 67 3 5 59