Buy a Bike!

We collect abandoned bicycles that have been seized by the municipality. These are repaired by us and by MSN Goirle, an organisation that employs people with a mild handicap. This way, we give the bikes a new life, and the people at MSN a shot at the labour market!

Rent a Bike!

We also offer a bike rental service. The price per day is €5, but renting a bike for a week costs only €25! Contact us or check out the 'services' section of our Facebook page for more information about the bikes and prices.

Making an appointment

Send us a message on Facebook or send an email to saveabikestore@gmail.com to make an appointment. Appointments can be made outside of opening hours: the opening hours also apply without appointments.
Our mission

Our mission

Our project tackles two vastly different problems. The first of these, is the fact that many reintegration workers are having a hard time getting back on the labor market. Often, this is because they are missing skills that could make them more valuable to employers, and therefore, they are looking for a way to learn something new.

The second, is that the city of Tilburg is full of abandoned bicycles, left behind in a bad state by their owners. Ever so often, the municipality will collect these bikes, but what purpose do they serve after that?

In collaboration with our partner company MSN Tilburg, we combine their reintegration workers’ willingness to work and learn, with the neglected bike problem in Tilburg. The reintegration workers are educated in such a way that they can develop the skills needed to be a bicycle or motorcycle mechanic. They learn hard and soft skills, such as carrying out many different bike repairs, welding, planning, teamwork and general areas of knowledge that are needed in the workplace. Once we have collected the repaired bikes, they are painted bright blue and sold to students for an affordable price. Additionally, this should hopefully in a reduction in bike theft and in higher accessibility of bicycles for international students.

By collecting and recycling damaged, abandoned bicycles, we aim to clean up the environment of Tilburg and recycle perfectly good bikes that serve no purpose. Furthermore, we are tackling problems of unemployment by educating individuals with a distance to the labor market. The invaluable experiences they gain through the Save a Bike project will aid them in finding a suitable job in the future.