Board of Directors

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland 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 32,000 miles since 2011) and a retired R&D Director of Engineering. He was a year-round bike commuter in Minneapolis (Brrrr!) and an 8-year volunteer for Free Bikes 4 Kidz there.  Ted is Vice Chair of both the Howard County Multimodal Transportation Board and the Howard County Bicycle Advisory Group. He’s President of Free Bikes 4 Kidz 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 20-year teacher for Howard County Public School Systems where she’s chair of the Howard County Public School System Bicycle Safety Program. She’s Vice President of Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland.

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, and has served on several cycling advisory groups.  Chris is also League of American Bicyclists Certified Cycling Instructor. He’s Secretary/Treasurer of Free Bikes 4 Kidz Maryland.

Tom Lewis has volunteered for a wide variety of cycling events in Maryland including Ironman Maryland, Columbia Triathlon, Columbia Metric Marathon, and Tri2BeMore Events. He has participated in endurance cycling events, cyclocross races and triathlons.

Marc Tolson has loved the trails and pathways of Columbia and Howard County since 1971.  He started bike commuting to the Oakland Mills cluster of schools as a six year old and continues to ride to work at Stevens Forest Elementary, The Oakland Mills Community Association, and the Howard County Library System (and at Bike with a Cop events, as shown here!). He’s a retired United States Air Force Officer, and wholeheartedly agrees with the Robin Williams quote:  “Cycling is the closest you can get to Flying”!

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Annual Reports

Annual Report for Fiscal Year ending 30 June 2021

Annual Report for Fiscal Year ending 30 June 2020

IRS Documents

2021 IRS Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax

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