With the help of 40 volunteers who collectively spent over 180 hours working at the warehouse, last week we finished refurbishing over 100 bicycles. All of the 18″ bikes and the BMX bikes are done and we’re over halfway through the 16″ bikes. We’ll finish those this week, and then we’ll move on to the… Read more »
Progress: 2020 Week 2
The bikes keep rolling in, but the volunteers are doing great work in getting ahead of the wave. We currently have 625 bikes in the house, up 39 from last week. This is well above last year’s total for the entire campaign, but as you know, the need this year is much larger as well…. Read more »
Progress: 2020 Week 1
484 bikes to fix up, and we’ve done 85. Only 500 to go!? Last Saturday, we collected 484 bicycles with the help of dozens of volunteers. We spent the early part of this week organizing our refurbishing center, and then got busy cleaning, adjusting, and repairing bikes, starting with the littlest ones. We’ve finished going… Read more »
We collected 484 bicycles!
(So far….) We’re always hopeful going into Collection Day, but also a bit apprehensive. This year, given the huge demand for bicycles as a response to the need for safe ways for children to be active during the pandemic, we were a little more apprehensive than usual. So we were happily surprised, and very grateful,… Read more »
Our new headquarters
The pandemic has significantly increased the demand for bicycles for underserved children, this led us to look for a larger space to refurbish more of them. I’m happy to say our search has been successful. Thanks to the help of Matt Melnick, Senior Director of Brokerage Services at Cushman Wakefield, and to the generosity of the owners, Adler… Read more »
We fixed a lot of broken bikes!
Free Bikes 4 Kidz conducted nine free repair clinics to fix broken bikes for families in need in July. More than 100 children are back on the road, thanks to the efforts of twenty volunteers, who collectively spent nearly 200 hours repairing flat tires, adjusting brakes, replacing cables, and doing whatever else was needed to… Read more »