Is Good Karma Bikes A 501 (C)(3)?
Yes, We Are A Tax Exempt, “Publicly-Supported, Public-Benefit Organization” Under The U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Identification Number Is: 27-1552370.
Where Is Good Karma Bikes Located?
460 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
We are located in the midtown arts mercantile.
Do You Accept Donations Of Bicycles?
Yes! The Bicycles We Receive From Donation And Impound Are Lovingly Rehabilitated And Put Through A Rigorous 32-Point Inspection System. The Revenue From Sales And Service Is Reinvested Into Our Programs. For Each Bicycle Sold In Our Retail Shop We Are Able To Grant One To Someone In Need. Your donation is tax deductible.
Please note that Department Store Bikes Aren't Always Refurbishable. They Are Often Made With Lower Quality Parts That Have Limited Life Span And Cannot Be Replaced Or Repaired With The Assurance Of Bike Safety. We Gladly Accept These In Like-New Condition.
How Do You Price Bikes?
We Use Various Online Methods to Establish prices, Usually eBay. In Addition, We Perform An Overhaul So We Are Sure The Bike Is Safe When It Goes Out. That’s An Amazing Deal. We Are Happy To Show You Our Pricing Research.
Do You Buy Or Trade Bikes?
No, Sorry We Don’t Buy Or Trade.
If I’m Not Low-Income, Can I Still Have My Bike Fixed By Good Karma Bikes?
Yes! We Are A Full-Service Shop. We Do Top Quality Work and We Fully Guarantee Our Work.
Are You Open To The Public?
Yes. Tuesday Through Friday 2PM - 6PM, Saturday 10AM - 5PM, and Sunday 11AM-3PM
Cool! Can I Volunteer With Good Karma Bikes?
Yes! We’d Love To Have You Volunteer With Us. In Order To Preserve And Offer A Fantastic Volunteer Experience, We Ask You To Sign up for our Volunteer Orientation and register with GoVoluntr. No drop-ins, please. This Helps Us Manage Our Work Flow And Enable More Personal Instruction For Those Who Need It. We Are Committed To A Fantastic Volunteer Experience. Feedback On Your Volunteer Experience Is Welcome.
Can I Still Volunteer If I Don’t Know How To Fix Bikes?
Yes! For Those Who Are New To Bike Mechanics, We Will Pair You Up With An Experienced Mechanic after a few visits. Call It A Good Karma Bikes Buddy. You’ll Get To Learn, Know The Shop, And Support The Community. Now, That’s Cool.
If I Want To Fix Bikes, Do I Need To Bring My Own Tools?
No. We Have All The Bike Specialty Tools Needed In Addition To Standard Tools. You Are Welcome To Bring Your Own Tools If You Wish (We Understand That Attachment).
Can I Work On My Own Bike?
Sure. We Offer Workstation Rental For $10 Per Hour. You Get Access To All Our Tools And A Little Consultation From Our Experienced Mechanics. Think About It, If You're Adept At Bike Mechanics, You Could Overhaul Your Own Bike For Less Than $50. You Can’t Beat That. See our retail associate for information.
Do You Have To Fix Bikes To Volunteer?
No. Like All Nonprofits, We Need Help With Everything: Clerical, Infrastructure, Cleaning, Painting, Sorting, And Professional Services Like Bookkeeping, Administrative, Point Of Sale Support. Just Ask, We Can Set You Up. Please Email: Volunteer@Goodkarmabikes.org
What Are Your Other Programs?
We Have A Free Repair Clinic Each And Every Saturday at Sacred Heart Community Services, 1381 South 1st St., San Jose. We Repair Bikes For Anyone, No Questions Asked. The Clinic Starts At 10AM and we do not take additional bikes after 12PM. Clients Start Lining Up At 8AM.
We Have A Sponsor-A-Bike Program. For $50 (Our Cost) You May Purchase A Bike For Someone In-Need. This Is A Tax Deductible Donation.
We Have A Sponsor-A-Mechanic Program. For $250, You May Purchase A Scholarship For Someone In-Need To Our Affiliated Park Tool School. This is a tax Deductible donation.
We Have Park Tool School. This Is An 18 Hour Class Taught By A Trained Instructor. The Tuition Is $250. Yes, You May Work On Your Own Bike And Students Will Receive A 20% Discount for our retail shop.
Any Youth Programs?
We Have A Good Karma Kids Program! This Affords Youth The Opportunity To Experience An Philanthropic Way Of Life. Youth May Ask Their Friends For Bikes That Are Outgrown, Volunteer By Rehabilitating Bicycles And Give Bicycles To Peers In-Need. Donated Bikes Are Not Required And A Tax Receipt Is Issued To The Donor. Our Good Karma Kids Get To Participate In: Ask, Volunteer, Give.
Do You Do Corporate Team Building?
Yes! There Are Two Styles:
(1) If Your Team Wants To Learn How To Fix Bikes And Have Us Cater To You; Great! We Will Have A Good Karma Bikes Staff Person For Every Four Of Your Group. Because We Suspend Our Operations, To Cater To You, We Charge For These Events.
(2) We Have Group-Volunteering Where You May Bring Your Crew And Do Many Of The Tasks That Any Nonprofit Needs In Addition To Bike Repair. No Charge.
Please Inquire At Volunteer@Goodkarmabikes.org
Where Do We Park?
Parking is in front, side and rear of the midtown arts mercantile.