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What started as another annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz pilgrimage, to collect, clean and distribute 5,000 plus slightly used bikes to kids in need has come to fruition this Weekend

Bike Pic December 4, Smiles and Magic at the MOA with Free Bikes 4 Kidz

What started as another annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz pilgrimage, to collect, clean and distribute 5,000 plus slightly used bikes to kids in need has come to fruition this Weekend. Thanks to the hundreds of volunteers, the Mall of America  and people who donated bikes, Terry Esau and his crew are once again witnessing the joy and magic his program brings to those less fortunate before the holidays.

Here the Free Bikes 4 Kidz crew is putting finishing touches and sizing the bike as they roll out of the Male of America.

Here the Free Bikes 4 Kidz crew is putting finishing touches and sizing the bike as they roll out of the Male of America.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a nonprofit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need.

 

Thanks for viewing the Free Bikes 4 Kidz Sunday Smiles Pic of the Day

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While highlighting all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. Please share all our picks with your friends and don’t forget to smile. We may be around the next corner with one of our camera’s ready to document your next move while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next Pic of the Day posts.

Have a great day!

Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) is in the count down phase to their 's Bike Giveaway Weekend, but they still need your help to clean and wrench the remaining bicycles that were donated in October.

Bike Pic Nov 18, Free Bikes 4 Kidz Givaway Needs Your Help

Help a child receive a bike. Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) is in the count down phase to their Bike Giveaway Weekend, but they still need your help to clean and wrench the remaining bicycles that were donated in October.

The Free Bikes 4 Kidz Bike Giveaway Weekend culminates on December 3 – 4, 2016. This program was started in 2008, with 300 bikes donated, giving kids of low-income families a chance to have a bike. This year over 5,000 bikes have been collected and stored in the Mall of America’s warehouse. Help them clean and fix the bikes that still need tender-loving care. Can you help? Please volunteer today!

See all the bike-friendly places to explore in the new Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide

Thanks for viewing the Free Bikes 4 Kidz Pic of the Day 

Now rolling into our 10th year as a bike tourism media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike and have fun. While highlighting all the unforgettable places for you to ride. As we continue to showcase more place to have fun we hope the photos we shoot are worth a grin. As you scroll through the information and stories we have posted, enjoy.

Do you have a fun bicycle related photo of yourself or someone you may know that we should post? If so, please send your picture(s) to: [email protected]. Include a brief caption (for each), of who is in the photo (if you know?) and where the picture was taken. Photo(s) should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels wide or larger to be considered. If we do use your photo, you will receive photo credit and acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As we continues to encourage more people to bike, please view our Destination section at HaveFunBiking.com for your next bike adventure – Also, check out the MN Bike Guide, now mobile friendly, as we enter into our 8th year of producing the guide.

So bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure. And don’t forget to smile, while you are riding and having fun. We may capture you in one of our next photos that we post daily.

Have a great day!

Free Bikes 4 Kidz moves to the Mall of America

Announced recently, the Mall of America (MOA), in Bloomington, MN has opened its doors to Free Bikes 4 Kidz, (FB4K’s) providing them an amazing workspace to clean, repair and distribute 5000+ bikes for their bike giveaway. Scheduled for December 5, the 2015 Bike Give-Away will be in the MOA Rotunda and needs volunteers to help, leading up to the event. For the next six weeks join old and new friends in getting all the bikes shiny and tuned for the kids who needs bikes, before the holidays.

Volunteer and you can help put these kind of priceless smiles on more children's faces.

Volunteer and you can help put these kind of priceless smiles on more children’s faces.

Put a smile on many kids faces by signing up early and often as a volunteer to help clean and wrench on some bicycles. Head to fb4k.org and register for your shift today!

freeBy volunteering today to help clean some bikes for FB4K's will help create some fond memories for you and future memories for children who receive them. bikes4kids-4

By volunteering today to help clean some bikes for FB4K’s will help create some fond memories for you and future memories for children who receive them.

This year an added benefit to helping put more kids on bikes, Free Bikes 4 Kidz volunteer will also get:

  • exclusive dining discounts to more than 30 MOA restaurants
  • exclusive discounts to many MOA attractions including Nickelodeon Universe, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, and the Ghostly Gang Plank, before or after your shift.

Sign up today as a volunteer and find out more about these added benefits.

Volunteering and putting a wrench to a few bikes will create more smiles.

By volunteering and putting a wrench to a few bikes will create a smile on your face and many of the kid’s who receive them.

About FB4K’s

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 and FB4K’s organizes thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them, and then they give them away to kids in need. They started in 2008, fixing and giving away 300 bikes and in 2014 they reached the goal of 5,000 bikes. In the last seven years over 25,000 bikes have rolled through the FB4B’s giveaways and their sights in the future are set on other locations throughout the U.S. and the world. See more at: http://fb4k.com/about/

 

West Bend donates to Kids ‘n Kinship thanks to bike sale efforts

Rick Anderson and his wife, Lise were recently recognized for their bike sale fundraising and mentoring by insurance carrier, West Bend. West Bend donated $10,000 to Kids ‘n Kinship, a cause Rick and Lise have been involved with for many years.  Congratulations!

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Rick, in his garage, preparing bikes for his sale last year

Over the past six year’s securing bike donations that he can fix up and sell, Rick Anderson, of Apple Valley, Minn. have raised $48,584 for Kids ‘n Kinship. Last year he refurbished, sold and donated the proceeds from 163 bikes and is looking for even more for his next sale, which will be held again in May.

If that old kiddie bike, cruiser, mountain bike or road bike is collecting dust in the corner of the garage, consider donating it to a great cause.  Rick Anderson is seeking bike donations for his 7th annual bike sale. Proceeds benefit Kids ‘n Kinship, a local non-profit mentoring program in Dakota County.

Rick is now taking bike donations until he has more than he can handle!  Rick can be reached  [email protected] or 952-322-4729 to setup a pickup or drop off time.

As the sale continues to get bigger each year, Rick is seeking additional help from the community.  Much of the bike refurbishing is simply cleaning the donated bikes, however if you have some bike maintenance experience Rick would greatly appreciate your help.  Rick is extremely flexible and would be happy to teach you a few things about bike tune-ups as well.

For more information on Kids ‘n Kinship visit their website www.kidsnkinship.org. Details on the 2015 sale will be released at a later date.  Thank you for your support.

Many helped Free Bikes 4 Kidz, make Christmas Special

Spreading the joy, volunteers for Free Bikes 4 Kidz and Allina Health created 6,000 stories of bikes and smiles for the holiday season in the Twin Cities.

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So proud, her first bike

The organizations 5th year of spreading holiday happiness, more than 3,000 Minnesota volunteers, partners and sponsors stepped up to help collect, clean, and repair the bikes distributed December 6th & 7th this year.

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Adam on his first bike

With the success this season, FreeBikes4Kidz’s plans to be back next year to recondition and spread more joy with more bikes.

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A little overwhelmed with excitement, looking over his new bike

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Adam, with a volunteer making a few final adjustments on the stand.

See more photos and highlights at the FB4K’z Facebook Page.