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 almost 5,000 bikes to kids in need in our community! In the last twelve years FB4K affiliates across the country have given away close to 100,000 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 Detroit 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 and we operate seasonally in a donated space to keep our overhead down. Partnering with the Home Depot, we make use of our shared 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. It’s easy to see why we’ve been able to provide thousands of bikes to kids over the last few years!
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 3 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
Joy Southfield Community Development Organization
Sankofa Enrichment Center
Henry Ford Clinic
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
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
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Ambassadors for Christ Holiness Temple
Detroit Public Schools Community District
St. Dominic Outreach Center
Back Alley Bikes
Faith Foster Care
Health Alliance Plan
Project Good Cheer
J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy
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 .
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