Our Story

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Detroit is the eighth of twelve FB4K affiliates across the U.S. Since we began our mission here in Detroit in 2018, FB4K Detroit has given away over 3,300 bikes to kids in need in our community! In the last twelve years FB4K affiliates across the country have given away over 80,000 bikes and we’re not done yet—our future sights are set on other locations throughout the U.S. and the world.

Mission & Purpose

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.

Our Method

Every year 25 million bikes are sold in the US. One-third of those bikes are 20” wheel-size, or smaller. Since kids grow like weeds, over 8 million bikes are virtually outgrown each year. Endless supply = Sustainability. We’re a green organization and we capitalize on the availability of these outgrown bikes and we operate seasonally in a donated space to keep our overhead down. Partnering with a healthcare provider, we make use of our common mission and their geographically dispersed facilities to host a one-day regional bike collection event in the early fall. The public donates gently used bikes, then we organize hundreds of volunteers over a couple of months to clean and refurbish them, and then we give them away to kids in need. 

Our Team

Free Bikes 4 Kidz – Detroit is driven by a passionate and invested board of directors and staff.

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Who Gets Those Bikes?

Over the last 2 years we have provided thousands of bikes to kids in need through the following Benefiting Partners:

Minock Block Association

Warrendale Community Organization

  Duke Ellington PTA Nonprofit

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

Friends of Parkside

Mercy Education Project

Thompson K-8

Joy Southfield Community Development Organization

Sankofa Enrichment Center

Henry Ford Clinic

Schulze Elementary

GDP – Christian Gospel Center Church

GDP – Lord of Lords Ministries

Restoration School of Excellence

The Philip House Mission

Focus: HOPE Early Learning

Grace Church of the Nazarene

Life Remodeled – Lawn Academy

Mary McLeod Bethune School


Durfee Elementary-Middle School (DPS)

River Rouge STEM Academy

Palmer Park Prep Academy PTA

Can-Am BMX, Inc.

Detroit Lane Bangerz / D-Town Riders Bike Clubs

Family and Friends Bike Squad

Hot Spot Rollers Bike Club

No Limit Riders Bike Club

Family and Friends Bike Squad

Project Healthy Schools / PHS (UMICH)

Auntie Na’s House

Turning Point Academy

Lexus Velodrome Detroit Fitness Foundation

Word Restoration Ministries

Greater Detroit City Church

Young Men N Motion

Southwest Solutions – Piquette Square Veterans Home

IMAN – Adams Butzel Rec Complex

IMAN – Common Ground

IMAN – Krank It Up Ryderz Bike Club

IMAN – LB Designs

IMAN – Lucid Credit, LLC

IMAN – UNITY The Movement

IMAN Community Services

Guardian Angels St. Vincent de Paul

LifeBuilders

DownRiver Delta

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Ambassadors for Christ Holiness Temple

Detroit Public Schools Community District

St. Dominic Outreach Center

Wrench Detroit

Back Alley Bikes

Faith Foster Care

Health Alliance Plan

Project Good Cheer

 

Our Partners

Though the generous help of the following key partners, FB4K Detroit has has been able to execute our mission to help every kid ride into a healthier childhood, both physically and mentally .

 

 

 

 

 

FAQs

We’ve done our best to answer the most frequent questions we’ve encountered, but if you’re not finding the answer you’re looking for, feel free to contact us.

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