Working together to repurpose bicyles for those in need

Brecksville United Methodist Church Bike Ministry

The Bicycle Ministry
The bicycle ministry began in 2015, with the simple goal of fixing up bikes and getting them into the hands of those who did not have one. Since its inception, various members of Brecksville United Methodist Church have been involved in refurbishing hundreds of bicycles. The goal is to repurpose discarded or outgrown bicycles as a donation to others in need of non-motorized transportation, riding for sport or riding for fun. The bicycle ministry has grown through the years and has the privilege of donating bikes to a number of different organizations-- including a number of sister churches, refugee resettlement organizations, social service agencies, and local families.

Partnering with Other Organizations
Brecksville United Methodist Church has partnered with the Parma police department to refurbish their ‘unclaimed’ bicycles. Our ministry effort recently obtained a grant from the United Methodist Church Committee on Mission and Outreach. The group also worked to design and develop a local bicycle stopping station with the installation of a bicycle service stand and bike racks outside of the church, adjacent Brecksville Road, US Route 21. We are also partnered with Cleveland Bike Co-Op, to recycle bicycle parts normally destined for scrap.

The Future
We hope to continue working with other organizations to collect, clean and refurbish usable bicycles. Any bicycle in reasonable condition without major structural issues are welcome. In general, there is a greater need for gently used, clean and serviceable children’s bicycles, during the holiday season. Please contact the church office with any questions.

Brecksville United Methodist Church Bike Ministry
Brecksville United Methodist Church Bike Ministry
Brecksville United Methodist Church Bike Ministry