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Clemson Parking and Transportation Services

Welcome to the Clemson ReCyclery

Dan Hofmann
Kat Moreland
Tracey Morgan
Dan Hofmann

Fixing Clemson’s abandoned bicycles to be adopted by university members.

Kat Moreland

A free, welcoming, teaching-oriented bike shop open to all university members.

Tracey Morgan

A social, inclusive community of bike fans, wanting to make friends and make change at the university and in the area.

Questions or Comments...Contact us!


To get in touch with us with questions and ideas or to get on the email list, send a message to ClemsonReCyclery@gmail.com.


To keep up with photographs, regular updates, and other official events, Like us on our Facebook page at facebook.com/ClemsonReCyclery


To become a part of the interactive {videos, group rides, extra shop hours, socials}, “by the people” group for Clemson University bicycle enthusiasts, join the “Clemson ReCyclery (and other folks for biking!)” facebook group.

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The Clemson ReCyclery acts as the hub of the university bike community, providing opportunities for pedal-powered and bike-minded students, faculty, and staff to share ideas and make connections. The ReCyclery also acts as an educational resource on bicycle maintenance and safety.

Bicycle ownership, safety, and repair workshops and on campus events are regularly offered by the ReCyclery outside of normal shop hours. These events are communicated through our Facebook page, our email list and often other campus-wide avenues. See “Contact Us” page for information on getting in touch and getting involved!

Regular events to keep an eye out for:

Clemson Bicycle Community Dinner – monthly at Super Taco of Clemson

On-campus bicycle repairs offered on special days.

See our Facebook page or get on our email list for the latest details

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Previously, bikes left abandoned on campus for long enough were collected and sent away to be sold, typically as scrap metal. No longer! The ReCyclery now works with Clemson Parking and Transportation Services to keep those bikes at Clemson, where they are fixed by any willing hands present at ReCyclery open shop hours.

Bikes repaired at the ReCyclery meet three standards:

1) Safe to Ride. 2) Fun to Ride. 3) Affordable.

Once these standards are met, they are up for adoption to any Clemson University staff, faculty, or student in exchange for a donation at least equal to the price of the replacement parts used on the individual bike.

All are invited and encouraged to take part in repairing and refurbishing the bikes! No previous bike experience necessary.

The Abandoned Bike Project Process

  1. Bicycles get abandoned on campus at the end of semesters.

  2. Parking and Transportation Services tags and collects those bicycles according to established policies. (or perhaps hyperlink this to the explicitly given “bike towing” policies”)

  3. Clemson ReCyclery visits the impound lot to gather bicycles deemed ready for release.

  4. During ReCyclery open shop hours, anyone is welcome to come help repair the abandoned bicycles.

  5. The shop foreman checks over each bike to ensure each bike is safely ride-able.

  6. Students, faculty and staff adopt the bikes through adoption process.

  1. Complete the application

  2. Receive an application approval email from ClemsonReCyclery@gmail.com

  3. Come pick out a bicycle to adopt that is right for you! (we will help you…)

  4. Read & sign the adoption waiver

  5. Provide donation at least equal to the price of replacement parts used on your bike. This will be different depending on what bike they choose.

  6. Attend a bike ownership and safety workshop with the ReCyclery. More details will come with your adoption approval.

  7. Ride that bike!

  8. Donate the bicycle back if you upgrade or move away

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Clemson ReCyclery’s teaching-oriented shop space is open weekly during Spring and Fall semesters for university members to stop by and learn repair skills, maintain personal bikes, work on Clemson’s abandoned bikes, get tune-ups or repair advice, network with other bike fans, etc.

Where: Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education bicycle shop, on the trailer side of the big red barn at Clemson Campus Beach and Recreation Area.

Weekly shop hours vary by semester. Check the Facebook page for updates.

What you can do at the shop (for free!):

  • Learn bicycle repair skills

  • Get help repairing or maintaining your bicycle

  • Use the tools, lubricants, and pumps to repair or maintain your own bicycle

  • Fix an abandoned bicycle

  • Teach bicycle repair skills

  • Join the community fun! Be the DJ; tell jokes; lend a hand!

Things to note:

  • The ReCyclery cannot supply any replacement parts for your personal bicycle

  • You’ll have to bring your own replacement tubes, brake pads, etc.

  • You must be present and active in the repair of your own bicycle

  • Use the local bike shop if you want to drop off a bike to be repaired for you.

This is a selection of nearby shops that can help you with repairs, parts, or purchases. Ask the ReCyclery regulars for their own suggestions and advice.


SouthPaw Cycles

103 Canoy Ln Suite 113 (near Bi-Lo)

Clemson, South Carolina


Grady’s Great Outdoors

3440 Clemson Blvd

Anderson, SC

Ellis Bicycle Shop, Inc.

615 E. River St

Anderson, SC


Lucky Bike: Re-cycle Shop

2 Sidney St

Greenville, SC

Sunshine Cycle

1826 N. Pleasantburg Dr

Greenville, SC