Founded in May 2012 — Friends of 2Wheels is the charity work of Mihály+Fátima (The Nesters’) 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
How are we doing?
This was when we picked up bicycles
Our first year