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. The public donates gently used bikes, we organize thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them, and then we give them away to kids 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.
Our Board of Directors and Staff
Free Bikes 4 Kidz is driven by a passionate and invested board of directors and staff.
Find out more here.
Though the generous help of key partners like Allina Health, QBP, Penn Cycle, Park Tool, and Nice Ride MN, FB4K has gone far, but we still need support in building the foundation to help every kid ride into a more memorable childhood.
Allina Health is a not-for-profit family of hospitals, clinics and other care services dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Visit allinahealth.org
2016 Contributing Sponsor
We create lasting connections between our clients and their customers by using fresh perspective and dynamic execution to create more powerful brand experiences. It’s all about creating a return on ideas and having the courage to do what’s right.
Nice Ride Minnesota is a non-profit created to bring public bike sharing to the Twin Cities. Visit niceridemn.org
Park Tool has been manufacturing bicycle specific tools since 1963. Based out of St. Paul Minnesota, we are the world’s largest bicycle tool manufacturer. A long-term dedication to quality, innovation, and customer service has made Park Tool the first choice of professional and home bicycle mechanics around the world. Visit parktool.com
For 53 years, Penn Cycle & Fitness has been the one of the Twin Cites premier suppliers of Bicycles and Fitness equipment in the Twin Cities. In 1957, our founder Elmer, opened the doors with just his 2 sons to start a bike repair business. Today, we are one of the largest Bicycle Dealers in America and have 7 metro retail locations. With a staff with over 100 people dedicated to meeting the needs of our consumers throughout Minnesota and surrounding states. Visit penncycle.com
We believe in the ride. We believe in cycling and all that is right about cycling. We work to put more butts on bikes and to create an effective business model that includes environmental and community stewardship, business sustainability and partnership. Visit qbp.com
Bodhi Digital is a Minnesota based technology company focused on helping small businesses thrive in the digital age. Our primary focus is digital systems consulting, design, and implementation, but we also offer general tech support, documentation, training, and a range of multimedia and software development services.
Quantum Graphics is a G7 Certified Master Printer located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Visit quantum.myrtq.com
Snow Communications is a leading provider of public relations and marketing services. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have launched companies, refreshed images, introduced products, and raised visibility around innovative ideas. We’ve represented clients before government bodies and secured favorable law and regulatory changes. We’ve raised awareness of our clients products and services with research firms like Gartner and KLAS. Visit snowcommunications.com
Station K & Co. is founded with the belief that good people yield good work and delighted clients. We have amazing and diverse talent that won’t cost you a small fortune every month. We’re sharp, crisp, professional and nimble, which enables us to stay close to each client and give them the attention, focus and service they deserve. Plus, we’re a pretty fun bunch who regularly turns clients into friends. Visit stationkandco.com