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Lawrence Unchained is selected as a Beneficiary of the Lawrence St Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

Woo-hoo! Lawrence Unchained has been selected as a beneficiary of the Lawrence St Patrick’s Day Parade!

As a selected charity beneficiary of the 2022 Parade, we will be helping out at their events and, of course, attending the Parade on March 17, 2022.

We’ll be reaching out to our community through social media to encourage everyone to participate in support of the Parade and the other beneficiaries (the Lawrence Public Library, Watkins Museum of History, and the Jefferson’s Foundation). We know it’s going to be a great year for fund raising, and we hope you all can help participate in the fun events they have planned, and support all of these great organizations.

COVID-19 Update

Lawrence Unchained is going back to open shop night starting in June, 2021. Shop nights will be on Mondays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

We do request that all volunteers be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. People are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine. We will not require proof of vaccination, but we ask for volunteer’s responsible and respectful cooperation with this policy.

Temporary change for donations

We are so grateful for the longtime support of Anderson Rentals, and the amazing work they do supporting bicycling at all levels in Lawrence and Douglas County. They have found a new location for their business, and until they are settled in, they cannot accept donations of bikes for us.

In the mean time, please consider dropping off donations outside our shop.

We are excited for this new era for Anderson Rentals, and look forward to working with them again in the near future.

2020 Spring Bike Sale – Success!

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, and for everyone who came out to shop our sale – we sold out of almost everything! When we have more bikes available, we will hold another sale.

Come out to Unchained from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 30, 2020 to find a new-to-you bike!

Remember that we are practicing Safe Social Distancing and strongly encourage wearing face masks. Please keep 6 ft distance between yourself and others. We will be outside at Art Emergency, in the parking lot behind the Del Lofts.

We also need volunteers to help out. (If you come for the morning set up shift, you’ll get first dibs on what’s for sale!) Sign up at Sign Up Genius.

2019 Spring Bike Sale!

Come out to Unchained from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to find a new-to-you bike!

Bikes priced as low as $20 with a variety of styles and sizes available!

We finally have riding weather in Kansas! Support our upcoming bike education and earn-a-bike programs by purchasing a bike of your own! Our volunteers are happy to help you determine what kind of bike will meet your needs and help you find the right fit from our diverse inventory.

Proceeds support our earn-a-bike and community bike safety programs. Ask us about our next program partnering with the Full Circle Youth Program with the Lawrence Douglas County Housing Authority.

We also need volunteers to help with the sale. Sign up online through Signup Genius.

Bike sale 2018 was a great success!

We had a great sale on Saturday, September 29th at the shop. We sold approximately 50 bicycles, and made enough money to pay for the next 4 months’ rent, which is always a relief.

I hope everyone who was able to get out was able to find a bike that they will love and ride for years to come.

2018 Bike Sale - Saturday, September 29th, 9 a.m - 1 p.m.

Bike Sale!

bike sale
Sunday, October 16 at 10 AM – 1 PM
721 E. 9th St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044

150 classic and hot bicycles for sale and we have some free ones, too.
One day only.

Used Inventory for Sale:

  • Kid & adult bikes.
  • Bicycle wheels – various sizes and conditions.
  • Road bikes, mountain bikes & hybrids.
  • Brands: Schwinn, Western Flyer, Huffy, Fuji, Giant, BSOs & more.

Bike Condition:

  • Hot Bikes – Get on your hot bike and ride. Ready to roll with little or no additional work.
  • Classic Bikes – Awesome lugged, steel frame project bikes and some cool antiques.
  • Free Bikes – Use them for parts, art or a project bike. One free bike per person.

Sold as is. No returns.

Cash or Credit Card ($5 CC fee.)

Questions? Email

We also need volunteers to help out Saturday, the 15th and Sunday during the sale. Please sign up to help!

2016 Bike & Brews Cruise – success!

Raffling goodies, Frank's North Star Tavern, and Free State Brewery porch group picture

Raffling goodies, Frank’s North Star Tavern, and Free State Brewery porch group picture

On Thursday, June 16th, about 60 volunteers and friends of Lawrence Unchained rode from Cottin’s Farmers Market to Frank’s North Star Tavern, from there to the Free State Brewery pub downtown, and finally to the Free State East Side bottling plant and brewery, where we toured the facility and enjoyed excellent food from KB’s Smokehouse. Along the way, we enjoyed the beautiful weather, excellent company, good beer and food, and the thrill of a few raffle drawings.

We raised over $1150!

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the evening with us! We look forward to riding again next year.

And thanks, also, to Free State Brewery for hosting our event, and all the businesses and individuals who support our efforts to recycle bicycles in Lawrence, Kansas, particularly the Lawrence Re-Cyclery and Anderson Rentals.

Bikes all the way down...

Bikes all the way down…


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