Apply to Be a Benefiting Partner!

There are a lot of kids who need bikes. We’re pedaling as fast as we can to fix that.

We give our bikes away through a network of Madison area community organizations, groups, churches and schools. These partner organizations help us put tires on the ground. In 2018, we gave 1,100 bikes to local youth. In 2019, we gave away 1,500 bikes. In 2020, we gave away 1,000 to kids and frontline workers working entry level positions. In 2021, we gave away a record setting 2,021 bikes for a total of over 6,600 bikes distributed in Dane County since our inception.

We give bikes through our nonprofit partners and area schools and churches. FB4K handles collecting and repairing bikes but we rely on our partners to distribute and vette bike recipients to ensure they’re going to those most in need.

Watch for our call for distribution partners in January and February! That is when you’ll need to apply to receive bikes in May.

We’ve given bikes to over 90 organizations since our inception in 2017. Below are a few of them:

100 Black Men of Madison, Badger Rock Middle School, Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Bayview Foundation, BiciClub Latino de Madison, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, Blackhawk Middle School, Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, Building Bridges, Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, Centro Hispano, Christ Presbyterian Church, City of Madison Community Development, Common Wealth Development, Dane County Social Services, East High School Club Kiwi & Latino Student Union, Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin, Family Stabilization Program, Gompers Elementary, Goodman Community Center, GiGi’s Playhouse, Hmong Language & Culture Enrichment Program, James Madison Memorial School, Jewish Social Services, Kennedy Heights Community Center, KinderReady, Children’s Hospital of WI, Lafollette High School, Lake View Community School, Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Latino Health Council, Latino Nation Verona High School Club, Leopold Community School, Lighthouse Community Church, Lincoln Elementary School, Literacy Network, Lussier Community Education Center, Madison Area Urban Ministry, East Madison Community Center, Madison Metropolitan School District, Mendota Elementary School, Middleton High School, Monroe Morning Optimists, MSCR Frank Allis, MSCR- Meadowood Community Center, Mount Horeb School District, Nehemiah Center, Nuestro Mundo Community School, Omega School, One City Schools, Oregon Youth Center, Packer Townhouses & Community Learning Center, Padres e Hijos en Accion, Porchlight, REACH Dane, Red Caboose Child Care Center, RISE Wisconsin, The River Food Pantry, The Road Home, Salvation Army, Sandburg Elementary School, Schenk Elementary School, Sennett Middle School, Shelter from the Storm, Simpson Street Free Press, Start Stoughton, The Sunshine Place, Tenant Resource Center, Tri 4 Schools, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Winnequah Elementary School, and YWCA Madison.

Partner Organization Application

  • Partner Organization Background

  • Bikes Requested

  • Participation

  • Additional Education and/or Encouragement

If you have any questions, please send an email to Kristie Goforth.