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Press Release:

Local bike store invites New Yorkers to trade in their old bikes

NYC-based bike store Bicycle Habitat is inviting New Yorkers to participate in a bicycle trade-in event on March 26, to benefit the non-profit organization Recycle-A-Bicycle.

New and used bikes and bike parts will be donated to Recycle-A-Bicycle, in exchange for a discount of $50 off any new bicycle at Bicycle Habitat, plus a coupon for 20% off any other accessory purchase.

The trade-in will occur on Saturday, March 26 from 11am to 4pm, at Bicycle Habitat’s 250 Lafayette Street location in Soho.

“Hundreds of metal materials are discarded each year, or lay unused in our apartments,” says RAB executive director Pasqualina Azzarello. “We have a use for them – and this trade-in event provides a great opportunity for people to upgrade their bikes, and help a good cause at the same time.”

“We love Recycle-a-Bicycle and what they do for the city. Many of our mechanics came up from their program,” adds Bicycle Habitat founder and owner Charlie McCorkell. “This seemed like a great way to help provide them with more tools, and to encourage cycling awareness among more New Yorkers. With the strain of financial and environmental resources in NYC, we believe through events like these that what’s good for the city is good for everyone.”

For more information about the bike trade-in, visit or call (212) 431-3315.


Recycle-A-Bicycle is a non-profit organization that works with NYC youth to refurbish bikes and empower learning and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1999, RAB has salvaged thousands of bikes and used the proceeds from sales at its East Village and DUMBO locations to continue investing in youth and youth cycling education.


Founded in 1978, Bicycle Habitat has a reputation for its commitment to the community and to supporting cycling in New York City. Representing brands such as Trek, Specialized, SRAM, Shimano, Pashley and Brompton, the store carries a wide variety of bikes styles and gear. Bicycle Habitat is also an active sponsor of Summer Streets and other cycling events in the city.

For more information about the bike trade-in, contact Lara at (212) 431-3315.

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