In 2008 we gave away 300 bikes, last year – 5000 bikes, this year – who knows. In the last eight years over 30,000 bikes have rolled through our giveaways and we’re not done yet—our future sights are set on other locations throughout the US 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.
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. Partnering with a healthcare provider, we make use of their geographically dispersed facilities to host a one-day regional bike collection event. 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.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz – Detroit is driven by a passionate and invested board of directors and staff.
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Though the generous help of the following key partners, FB4K Detroit has gone far, but we still need support in building the foundation to help every kid ride into a more memorable childhood.
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.Read the FAQs