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The Portland Gear Hub is a non-profit bike and outdoor gear shop and education space dedicated to helping people get outside. We run bike maintenance education classes, adult and youth earn-a-bike programs, and other educational programming geared to get people outside. We also sell used outdoor gear and bikes at affordable prices, to make outdoor activities more accessible.

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155 Washington Avenue



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Maine Region:

Portland and Casco Bay

How to Donate Your Time!

Volunteers Needed?

Age Requirement:



Volunteer  Requirement:

Info. on Donating Time:

Besides being at least 16 (or younger with adult supervision), there are no requirements for our Volunteer Night on Wednesdays (which runs from 6-8 pm).

How to Donate Your Stuff!

Material Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Goods:

Information on donating material goods:

Some of the stuff we need!

Goods can be dropped off at our shop location any time during business hours (10-6 Monday through Friday and 10-4 on Saturdays)!

Nordic skis, Nordic boots, and Nordic poles, snowshoes, winter apparel, outdoor apparelI, ice skates, bikes, bike components, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, climbing shoes, and chalk bags

How to Donate Your Money!

Monetary Donations Accepted?


Info. on Donating Money:

What do the donations help fund?

$10 supports a youth or adult cyclist so he or she can learn bike maintenance during Open Bench Time. $25 sponsors a kid’s bike for youth in our neighborhood. $50 funds parts and helps us recycle tents and backpacks. $100 helps a low-income Mainer or recent immigrant earn-a-bike through Bikes for All Mainers.

All links lead to a secure off-site page for making a donation.  Aside from providing a link, How to Help in Maine does not participate in the transaction in any way.  Most of the charities are 501(c)(3) and therefore tax deductible

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