Our Board

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is led by a passionate and engaged board of directors. Find out more about them below.


Ted Cochran is a bicycling enthusiast (he’s logged over 25,000 miles since 2011) and a retired R&D Director of Engineering. He was a year-round bike commuter in Minneapolis (Brrrr!) and a 10-year volunteer for Free Bikes 4 Kidz there.  He’s now leading the charge to bring Free Bikes 4 Kidz to Maryland.

Elizabeth Schultz is a bicycling enthusiast (there’s a pattern here) who’s ridden all over the United States. She’s also a runner, a triathlete,  and an 18-year teacher for Howard County Public School Systems where she’s chair of the Howard County Public School System Bicycle Safety Program.

Chris Tsien is a bicycling enthusiast as well. He’s also a member of the Board of Directors of Bike HoCo , the Bicycling Advocates of Howard County. He chaired the Columbia Association’s Active Transportation Agenda Task Force, served as Bike HoCo’s representative on the Technical Advisory Group for the Howard County Bicycle Master Plan, and served on the Advisory Group for the Maryland Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update.  Chris is also League of American Bicyclists Certified Cycling Instructor.

Annual Reports

Annual Report for Fiscal Year ending 30 June 2020

IRS Documents

2020 IRS Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax 

(IRS 501 (c) (3) Recognition of Exemption letter: Page 1  Page 2

IRS Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland Bylaws

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland Articles of Incorporation

Maryland Charitable Organization Certificate of Registration