The Shifting Gears program takes in used bikes, refurbishes them, and places them throughout Indiana. In 2015, more than 200 bicycles have been distributed to people in need, but the demand exceeds the supply of bicycles. There are currently 420 unfulfilled requests. To help address this need, Bicycle Garage Indy and Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets are partnering on a bike donation drive for Shifting Gears program in October. Donated bikes can be in nearly any condition. For example, the wheels from one bike may be just the thing needed to complete another bike.Donation dates / drop-off locations at Fresh Thyme Markets:

Thursday, October 1, 3-7 pm
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
4225 E. 82nd St, Indianapolis

Thursday, Oct. 8, 3-7 pm
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
11481 E. 116th St., Fishers

Thursday, Oct. 15, 3-7 pm
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
8750 US Hwy 31, Indianapolis

In addition to the designated days at Fresh Thyme Markets, bikes can be dropped off at any BGI location during business hours. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated and will be used to purchase supplies such as tools, cleaners, & lubricants.