Let’s Connect the Chain!
FB4K Madison’s program works like this:
September – February: We collect and repair donated bikes. In the fall we have numerous bike donation stations. In December-February, bikes need to be dropped off at our workshop.
April-May: We hold bike giveaways on Saturdays. We give bikes away through our nonprofit and school partners. Our bike giveaways are not open to the public because we want to ensure that those most in need are receiving bikes or that they are going to diverse communities who have had historically had fewer opportunities to enjoy biking. We can’t give bikes to individuals unfortunately. If you’d like a bike, you need to contact a nonprofit partner or your child’s school. They will let you know if they are participating. We don’t have the capacity to go and pick up one or two bicycles. We do work with a volunteer, The Bike Mobile, if you have 10+ bikes to donate. You can email us if that is your situation and we will arrange a pickup.
July – August: At this time, we pack up our tools and store them in a storage locker until the following September. We spend this time fundraising, planning for the next giveaway, recruiting nonprofit/school partners to work with for 2021, and seeking our next workshop location. We are hoping to change this by finding our forever home that will allow us to be more sustainable and efficient by not having to move every year.
We will do our best to get back to you with any info you need, but here are some answers to some of the most popular questions.
Got a bike to donate?
Sorry, but we are currently unable to receive bikes outside of our operating season. Please hold onto your donation until our collection events begin in September. OR — we are looking for a local partner that is able to receive and store bikes for the program from August-December each year. If you know of someone that could handle this, we’d love to talk. Please connect us at email@example.com
Want to receive a bike?
Sorry, but we don’t give bikes to individuals. We only give through our community partners during our giveaway events. Please encourage any organizations you may think could benefit from receiving bikes to apply to become a partner for our giveaway season in the spring.
Want to volunteer?
We will need all the help we can get during our bike repair season October through May. We also need volunteers to help us give bikes away in May and June. Please follow us on Facebook or check back in December to see what’s going on. To sign up for our mailing list, please send us an email!
Our mailing address is:
Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison
PO Box 6594
Madison, WI 53716