Ok, i LOVE freecycle.
I hauled the elliptical out to the porch, then listed it on freecycle as SO HARD TO USE I THINK IT'S BROKEN, and would you believe it? 24 people vying for the honor of picking it up. 24!! No, I do not live in a big city. (I live in a crazy city, apparently, where the populace craves broken fitness equipment.)
Who knew so many people wanted a killer hard elliptical? I had no idea.
You should try it. It's crazy. Freecycle. What do you want hauled off? I'm betting someone will jump at the chance.
(The lady who picked it up just emailed and said that her husband LOVES it, he's training for marathons and he's been using it all night. I'm so glad. It would take that sort of athlete to appreciate the killer-ness of this particular machine.)