Our Story

FB4K Minneapolis gave away 250 bikes during their first year in 2008. Since then, FB4K has given away over 30,000 bikes to kids in four regions. The momentum continues to grow, as new regions are launching each year.

2018 marked the first-ever FB4K collection in Portland. Generous donors provided 340 bikes, and we were able to distribute the majority of those to kids in the community. The rest we recycled, thereby keeping material out of landfills.

Please check back in with us in early 2019 as we ramp back up for our next season!

Mission & Purpose

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates gently used bikes, we organize volunteers to clean and refurbish them, and then we give them away to kids in need.

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Our Method

Every year 25 million bikes are sold in the US. One-third of those bikes are 20” wheel-size, or smaller. Since kids grow like weeds, over 8 million bikes are virtually outgrown each year. Endless supply. Sustainability.bikecircle

Our Board of Directors and Staff

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is driven by a passionate and invested board of directors and staff.

Find out more about Portland’s folks here.

Our Partners

Though the generous help of key partners like Providence Sports Medicine, Yakima Racks, and the Iron Fireman Collective FB4K has gone far, but we still need support in building the foundation to help every kid ride into a more memorable childhood.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:

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Want to become a sponsor? Thanks! Send an email to FB4K Portland’s Operations Director at kurt@fb4kportland.org.

FAQs

We’ve done our best to answer the most frequent questions we’ve encountered, but if you’re not finding the answer you’re looking for, feel free to contact us.

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