Kick The Training Wheels Off With These Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get a bike for my child?
Virtually all of our bikes are given away through a network of non-profits, community organizations, churches and schools. The best way to get a bike is to contact one of these types of organizations in your neighborhood and ask if they are connected with FB4K. If not, ask them to consider getting involved with FB4K. Organizations can apply for bikes here.
How do I donate a bike?
Collection is done for 2022, Exact addresses of locations are available on our Donate a Bike page. A $25 donation with to your bike, will cover the cost to get your bike back in ‘good as new’ condition. To donate, click here.
What kind of bikes are FB4K looking for?
Free Bikes 4 Kidz is looking for new or gently used bikes of any size – child or adult. Bikes which are in rideable condition and need minimal work in order to get them looking and running well. We are not looking for bikes that are rusted, missing wheels, bent wheels, or basically in “tough” shape. We want bikes that are safe and fun to ride. We do not have the time or resources to fix up severely damaged bikes.
Is FB4K a 501c3 non-profit? Can I contribute financially to FB4K and help get more bikes to kids?
Yes… and yes! We are a registered non-profit so 100% of your contribution is tax deductible. (You will receive a tax gift receipt with all contributions.) We gladly accept contributions of any size. We spend $25 to get each bike in tip top shape, so your donation will help get more bikes to more kids. Visit our Financial Donations page where you will be able to make a donation online using your credit card.
I would like to volunteer my time to help. What can I do?
We need lots of volunteers to clean, repair, and help us give away bikes each year. People with mad bike repair skills yes, but if you don’t have those abilities, we still desperately need you. If you can wash and shine a bike, we need you. If you can pump up tires, we need you. If you can change tires and lube chains and hubs, we need you. If you can help us move, load, and unload bikes, we need you.
Go to the Volunteer page and register. You can register as an individual, or a whole group. Choose the day and the time slot and tell us your skill level. We’ll have drinks and snacks available for our volunteers, plus we throw a party and ALL volunteers are invited.
How does my non-profit, community organization, church, or school become recipients of bikes?
You can Apply 4 Bikes online and tell us about your organization—what you do, where you are located, your history, if you are a registered non-profit. Our Bike Recipient Coordinator, who is in charge of coordinating and facilitating will contact you.
I don’t live in the Portland area, but would like to start a Free Bikes 4 Kidz affiliate in my city. Can you help me do that?
Great question. Yes. Please contact Terry Esau (terry@FB4K.org) our National Executive Director to start the process.
I work in the media and would like to help tell your story. Who should I contact?
Joe Kurmaskie (firstname.lastname@example.org) is our Operations Director and he would be happy to talk with you or connect you with others in the organization. Thanks for helping us spread the
“Good Wheel to All, and to All a Good Bike!”