Are you a refugee in Finland and in need of a bicycle? You can apply for a free second hand bike for yourself or a family member via the Bikes4refugees initiative.
Bikes4Refugees is an initiative launched by the Finnish Cyclists’ Federation to help refugees in Finland. The idea of Bikes4Refugees is to broker donated bicycles to refugees who need them. You can take part by donating a bike, by volunteering as a bicycle broker or by requesting a donated bike (refugees only).
How to request a bike
The refugee who needs a bike fills in a form asking about their wishes concerning the bike and information about the user of the bike. After a suitable bike is found, the refugee will receive an email with insturctions on where and when to pick up the bike. Note that at the moment all the bikes must be picked up from Helsinki.
The volunteer bike broker collects the donated bikes and delivers them to a collection point in Helsinki if need be. However the preferred method is that the donors deliver the bikes to the collection point themselves.
How to donate a bike
The owner of a bicycle that works fills in a form with information about the bike (size, type etc.) and the owner’s contact details. After filling the form the owner will receive an email containing further instructions on the delivery or collection of the bike. Note that all the bikes must be delivered to Helsinki and if a pick up is needed it will only happen in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
Fill in the form below and provide information about the bike you are donating:
After sending the form, you will receive a confirmation email, in which you will find instructions on where and when to deliver the bike. If delivering the bike is impossible to you, you will be contacted in order to arrange for the collection of the bike (Helsinki metropolitan region only!).
Please note that we only accept bicycles in working condition! This means that the bike should be rideable without maintenance work.
For more information please visit: https://pyorapakolaiselle.fi/en/