We are passionate about everyone having the opportunity to have a bicycle here in Wisconsin. The best way to see more adults riding bikes is to ensure that they have a bike as a kid. If you don't have a bike as a kid, you most likely won't bike as an adult. We've seen a lot of BIPOC who've been left behind by the cycling industry and we are working to change that. Your donation will be a great help!
It’s a simple concept: you’ve got bikes you no longer need. We know kids and families who need them. Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison is geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to underserved populations in southern Wisconsin.
We’re striving towards transportation equity and deepening meaningful relationships with communities of color and low income populations. As an added bonus, we keep thousands of bikes out of the landfill by repurposing them into rideable bikes.
We’ve now given away over 8,200 bikes to new bike owners who may have never had the opportunity to experience the joys of owning their own bike. That's a total of $1,068,000 in value returned to those in need! Our operation depends solely on grants, financial donations from individuals and corporations, and donations of gently used bikes that are no longer needed.
It costs about $135 for us to give a kid a fully refurbished bike, a helmet, lock, headlight, taillight, and pump. The $135 covers purchased bike parts, paying our mechanics a fair wage, renting our workshop, purchasing helmets, locks, headlights, and marketing our program so we can continue to receive donations and support. Your support will help us make our bike giveaway season possible!