We did it! We broke our record!

It takes a small army to make these wheels go and we appreciate each and every one of you who helps us out by volunteering, donating, and providing a location to collect bikes. We can’t do it without you!

We beat our September 2020 record in number of bikes collected on 9/18/2021!

Our first community bike donation drive was held on Saturday, September 18th and we’re excited to announce that we beat our 2020 record! In our September 2020 bike donation drive, we collected 526 bikes. This September, we collected 552! Thanks to all of you who donated and helped us kick off our season in a great way! 

Don’t worry if you missed the donation day in September! There’s another one coming up on November 6th.

We’ve received numerous messages from people wanting to donate bikes who missed our donation drive on September 18th. We’ll have another one on Saturday, November 6th from 10-2pm at various locations around Madison. Those locations are still TBD but we will keep you posted! So if you can hang on to those bikes until 11/6/21, we’d love to get them from you at that time. 

We accept bikes of all sizes and types. We’ll also accept bike racks in working condition. Usable bike parts are also welcome! So clean out that garage and help us get more people on bikes!

If you’d like to volunteer for the November bike donation drive, we’d also love to have your help. Volunteers and donations are what make these wheels go! We’ll have volunteer signups available soon right here on our website.

552 bikes collected on September 18th, 2021 during Madison Bike Week!

Seeking 20 Good People to Host a Peer Fundraising Campaign for FB4K Madison from October through December

Madison family receives bikes

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison is seeking 20 supporters to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our work. By becoming a fundraiser for Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison, you will help low income families in Dane County, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good.

All we’re asking is that you share on your social media posts and make it easy for your friends to donate to a cause that is important to you. We’re hoping to raise $6,000 by December 31st so we can purchase parts to refurbish bikes. 

Starting an online fundraiser is easy to do! We’ll give you all the tools you’ll need to make a difference. 

Bikes are more than toys. Many of our recipients use them to get to and from work, high schoolers use them to ride to their first jobs, and children learn healthy habits increasing their chance of greater success as adults. A bike can do so many things for a child including increasing self esteem, independence and confidence by having access to this lifeskill.