Posts By: Ted Cochran

Free Bikes 4 Kidz at Stop, Swap, and Save

Join us February 9th at the 23rd annual STOP, SWAP AND SAVE, the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo.  We’re proud to be a nonprofit partner. The STOP, SWAP AND SAVE is the place to sell your old parts and bikes or take advantage of unbelievable deals on everything you need for a great season of… Read more »

What’s a great bike for Free Bikes 4 Kidz?

We’ve already heard from folks who are collecting bikes for us for next October, from friends, neighbors, garage sales, etc. Thank you! You’re awesome for doing that! We’ve also been asked what to look for–what counts as a good bike for us? While we’ll accept almost any donations of bike, trikes, and anything else with… Read more »

Giveaway Day!

After ten weeks of effort by over 175 volunteers, hundreds of happy children received bikes Saturday, December 14. More than 70 volunteers helped us give away 412 bicycles to kids in need. Another 38 will be donated to the Howard County Schools’ Bicycle Safety program, 13 had already been donated, and the remaining 28 will… Read more »

Progress Week 9: The bikes are ready!

After 9 weeks and over 1200 hours of volunteer effort, we have finished refurbishing the bikes you have donated. Over 500 bikes were donated, and we were able to get all but about 4% of them cleaned, adjusted, and repaired–back into safe mechanical condition, each and every one of them checked and then rechecked by… Read more »

Progress: Week 8—500 Bikes!

This week we passed several milestones: We received our 500th bicycle donation; our volunteer hours donated passed the 1000 hour mark, and we refurbished our 460th bike. Great timing, since Giveaway Day is December 14, only two weeks away! And WBAL Radio did a story on us; check it out here. During week 8, More… Read more »