Free Bikes 4 Kidz will offer free bike safety checks and minor adjustments at Howard County Libraries in May and June. May 21 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at East Columbia Branch June 11 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Elkridge Branch June 25 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Central Branch… Read more »
Posts By: Ted Cochran
Gallery: We gave away about 1100 bicycles on Saturday, December 11.
Our 2021 Campaign is over. We gave away 1811 bicycles this year, an 89% increase over last year’s campaign total! We received 2012 bicycles during this campaign and refurbished and gave away all but 201 of them. Only 107 (5.4%) were deemed unrepairable and harvested for parts. The remainder have been stored for next year,… Read more »
Last week we finished 130 more 26” and larger bikes and conducted our first giveaway, for 160 children in Howard County Head Start programs. We had a terrific volunteer turnout for both refurbishing and the giveaway event, and as a result posted the largest one-week total of volunteer hours so far this year—384! Race Pace… Read more »
As we begin the penultimate week of our 2021 campaign, we’re deep into the stock of 26” and adult multi-speed bikes–almost all of which are more complex than the average child’s bike, and more time consuming to properly prepare for the next user. Nevertheless, thanks to a big surge in volunteers, we’ve kept pace. Last… Read more »