• Sign up for our email list at the bottom of the page to receive our call for distribution partners as a reminder!

• Applicants can apply for up to 100 bikes so we can equitably provide bikes throughout the region. 

Apply to Be a Free Bikes 4 Kidz Distribution 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 2,025 bikes for a total of over 6,600 bikes distributed in Dane County since our inception. By June 2022, we have provided 8,200 bikes fully restored and back into the community. 

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 vet bike recipients to ensure they’re going to those most in need.

Watch for our call for distribution partners November through January! That is when you’ll need to apply to receive bikes this spring. The deadline to apply is January 31. We hope that 2023 will allow us to have one large giveaway event like in our pre-Covid times but that is currently TBD.

We’ve given bikes to over 125 organizations since our first bike giveaway in 2017. Below are a few of them:

100 Black Men of Madison, Aldo Leopold Elementary School, 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, Briarpatch, 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, Just Dane, 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, Monona Grove School District, Monroe Morning Optimists, MSCR Frank Allis, MSCR- Meadowood Community Center, Middleton Cross Plains School District, 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, Sun Prairie School District, Tenant Resource Center, Tri 4 Schools, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Vera Court Neighborhood Center, Waunakee Neighborhood Center, 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, Executive Director.