UGA reCYCLE is a need-based bicycle recycling and redistribution program for the UGA campus community. The program refurbishes bikes that were abandoned on campus bike racks and puts them in the hands of UGA students and employees who need them for transportation to and from school or work. The reCYCLE program is driven by a coalition of partners including UGA Transportation & Parking, UGA Office of Sustainability, UGA Police Department, and the local nonprofit BikeAthens. The reCYCLE Program was developed in 2014 through a joint venture between UGA Transportation & Parking and the UGA Office of Sustainability, in partnership with Students for Environmental action, and funded in part by a 2015 Sustainability Grant through the Office of Sustainability.

How to get a bike

Bikes are donated by referral. Requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that bikes may not be immediately available depending on inventory and workload.


Students can obtain a referral for a bike from one of the following campus student services:


UGA employees need a referral from their supervisor that states that the employee needs the bike for transportation. Supervisors should email the Office of Sustainability at for instructions.