How to get a Bike

Need a bike? We are happy to help!

Location

1200 Johnson Road, Golden CO 80401,

We are in the building next to the school. 

Hours

Tuesday afternoon:  1 – 5 p.m. 
Thursday afternoon: 1 – 5 p.m.
second Saturday of the month: 1 – 5 p.m.

Inventory

The number and type of bikes of repaired and ready on any given day varies, as we are an all-volunteer shop and very busy trying to meet demand.  Typically, we have between 10-15 adult bikes ready, and some children’s bikes.  You may need to stop by more than once to find the type and size you need.

Pricing

Bike cost varies depending on the bike, the brand and its condition.

  • Some adult bikes are priced as low as $25. Typically, many adult bikes are priced between $50 – $150. A higher-end brand model donated in good condition may be priced at $200 or more, and is used as a fundraiser.  
  •  Children’s bikes begin at $10.

A bicycle is available to anyone who wants one, even at no cost if you can’t afford one!
All money the shop receives pays for parts, rent, insurance, taxes and tools.

CUSTOMERS

The Golden Optimists provide bicycles to:

Students – Families – Kids – Veterans – Refugees
Anyone who needs a bicycle – for work, school, errands, recreation!

See pictures of our bikes and a few of our happy customers!

SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND DONATIONS

In addition to the customers listed above, the Golden Optimists bicycle recycle program was also involved in the following programs in 2021:

  • 38 bikes given to Christian Action Guild’s Santa’s Workshop
  • 16 bikes Calgary Church Christmas Program
  • 15 bikes International Refugee Committee

In 2022 we have done a couple of bike to school events in the Golden area.

NUMBERS

2019 figures
Donated bicycles:
  810
Repaired bicycles to customers: 390

Other Bicycles were given to a similar program.