Phoenix Bikes Used Bike Sale this Saturday Dec 3rd @ Big Bear

From an email:

“I work at a local non-profit youth/community bike shop (Phoenix Bikes) and wanted to I wanted to alert you to something your readers might be interested in this weekend:

Phoenix Bikes is having our annual sale of refurbished bikes this Saturday, December 3rd @ Big Bear Cafe (1st and R St, NW). All of the bikes we are selling have been donated by people in the DC/MD/VA area and are worked on by young people and volunteers in our mentoring program. Each bike has been tuned up and checked out by a bike mechanic, and is ready to ride. All of the proceeds from the bikes sold will go back into our youth program.

We will have over 40 bikes for sale including mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, single speeds and cruisers.”

7 Comment

  • very cool. any idea what the pricing looks like?

  • I wonder how many entries in the weekly “Have you seen my bike?” posts will be there.

  • Phoenix Bikes is awesome — I got my tiny Cannondale road bike there for a (relative) steal at $250. I wish I could make it over this weekend.

    I doubt you’ll find many stolen bikes; there’s not much of a financial incentive for a thief to donate a bike to Phoenix.

  • What kind of bikes could I expect to see there? I know it listed the types but does anybody have any other experiences?

    • Things I have seen at Phoenix:
      -my early ’00s Cannondale women’s road bike
      -tens of 4-year-old-sized “princess bike”
      -a monstrous Kona mountain bike
      -many many cruisers
      -hybrid bikes for commuting (a few with panniers and racks included)
      -a fairly new men’s Specialized Allez
      -an awesome old tandem bike

      The list goes on. It’s kind of a grab bag when you head to their shop in VA; I’m assuming this sale will be similar.

  • yep. we’ll have close to 40 bikes for the sale with a variety of types including single speeds, cruisers, hybrids, mt bikes, road bikes, etc. prices range from $100-400.

  • I bought one for my daughter there last year and then went out to their Virginia location (and I never cross the river, so this is saying a lot) to get one for myself. Both were decent quality (a Jamis & a Novara…older and cosmetically not perfect but in good shape for riding in the city) for $150-ish each. We needed tall frames, so I was happy to find them.

Comments are closed.