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Do you have a bike or two taking up space and collecting dust? Is so, consider donating them to Free Bikes for Kids (FB4K) for their annual drive to help kids smile.

Help a kid smile, donate any old bikes you have this Saturday

Do you have a bike or two collecting dust, taking up space and no longer needed? If so, consider donating them to Free Bikes 4 Kids (FB4K) for their 11th annual drive, putting more smiles on kids faces. For those who have already donated extra bikes laying around, you can still help by volunteering to get the bikes ready. Their goal this year is to collect more than 10,000 bikes to hand out, can you help?

FB4K helps kids smile by donating your bike

Free Bikes for Kids help kids smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, Donate your bikes to help more kids.

FB4K is on a mission to see 10,000, plus smiles from all the bikes they will collect this Saturday.

The kick-off to the 2018 Bike Collection Day is on Saturday, October 6th. To make this year a success they need both your old bike(s) and help to get the bikes ready.

Helping FB4K’s put more smiles on kids faces is pedaling philanthropy

Don’t have a bike to donate? Join them at their warehouse, in Brooklyn Center, over the next two months. Sign-up for a shift or two, at a time that works with your schedule. Just open this volunteer link and answer a few questions so you can help with the 10,000 plus bikes that will be dropped off and moved to their warehouse this Saturday. Come on your own or bring your crew when you volunteer. Sign-up today to secure your spot. The more, the merrier!

Free Bikes for Kids helps kids smile so please help by volunteering to clean or wrench on some bikes if you can't help with bike donation.

Join the fun, help clean or wrench on some of the used bikes like these guys.

The warehouse, at 5930 Earle Brown Drive in Brooklyn Center, is where volunteers will clean, refurbish and give a final quality control check to each bike donated. Be a cleaner, an organizer, or a mechanic for a shift or two or more. Volunteer on your own or line up a large group. FB4K will be open seven days a week, so get involved today. Email Riely the Volunteer Coordinator, at riley@fb4k.org  he can help schedule your group.

About Free Bikes 4 Kidz

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. Then, they organize thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them before they give them away to kids in need. So really, FB4K helps kids smile.

In 2008 they gave away 300 bikes and last year there were over 9,316 bicycles collected and given out to children in December. In the last 10 years over 50,000 bikes have rolled through their giveaways. That is a lot of smiles on kids faces!

Though the generous help of key partners like Allina Health, QBP, Penn Cycle, Park Tool, Nice Ride MN, and others, FB4K has gone far. But they still need your support in building the foundation and to help every kid ride into a more memorable childhood.

Do your part making kids smile, see more at  FB4K.org/

Put more smiles on children's faces by volunteering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz to clean, prep, or wrench some of the 5,000 bicycles collected this last month.

Helps kids smile by volunteering to prepare all the bikes donated

In the Twin Cities, help the the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) program. Put more smiles on children’s faces by volunteering to clean, prep, or wrench some of the 5,000 plus bicycles collected this year. All bicycles collected are being stored and repaired at their warehouse in New Hope, MN. With the distribution starting on Saturday, December 8th, your help is needed make sure these bikes are ready.

Help Free Bikes 4 Kidz put more smile on kids faces

Free Bikes for Kids helps kid's smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, Donate your bikes to help more kids.

FB4K helps kid’s smile with their annual Bike Collection Day, in October 8th.

Now through Friday, December 8th – 7 days a week – several daily shifts will be available to volunteer at. If you have extra time, please use the FB4K’s registration system to sign up for a shift you are willing to help out at. They need volunteers of all skill levels to clean and fix bicycles, no experience necessary!

Their New Hope location will serve as the FB4K bike warehouse, prep and distribution center this year. This warehouse is where volunteers will clean, refurbish, and give a final quality control check to each bike donated. Volunteer on your own or line up a large group. FB4K will be open seven days a week to fit your schedule. Questions? You can email their Volunteer Coordinator, Catherine@fb4k.org. she can help schedule you and your group.

About Free Bikes 4 Kidz

Free Bikes for Kids helps kid's smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, at the Mall of America.

FB4K helps kid’s smile with season Bike Collection Day, in October around the Twin Cities.

FB4K is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride lead a happier lifestyle. To this date, over 37,000 lives have been changed with this bike program. The public donates gently used bicycles. Then, they organize thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them before they are given away to kids in need. So really, FB4K helps kids smile!

In 2008 they gave away 300 bikes. Last year it  was 5,500 bikes and what about this year? Again over 5,500 bikes were collected. In the last eight years there have been over 35,000 bikes that have rolled through their giveaways. What does FB4K have to say about that? They claim they are not done yet. Their future sights are set on other locations throughout the U.S. and the world.

Every year 25 million bikes are sold in the U.S. with one-third of those bikes are 20” wheel-size or smaller. Since kids grow like weeds. Because of this, over 8 million bikes are virtually outgrown each year, giving them an endless supply, while making our environment more sustainable.

The Generous Sponsors of FB4K

Though the generosity of key partners like Allina Health, QBP, Penn Cycle, Park Tool, and Nice Ride MN, FB4K has gone far. However, they still need your support in building the foundation and to help every kid ride into a more memorable childhood. Why volunteer, why not?

So do your part making kids smile, volunteer today at: http://fb4k.org/.

With the gorgeous change of seasons the October bike events we have listed will keep you pedaling through crisp autumn scenery, here in the upper Midwest.

Top October Bike Events in the Upper Midwest for Fun

Itching to take out your bike again for more biking fun this fall? With the gorgeous change of seasons, the October bike events we have listed here will keep you pedaling through the crisp autumn scenery, in the upper Midwest.

October Bike Events Include:

Open Streets Minneapolis – October 1st

Community Bike/Walk Event

Cedar Riverside/West Bank/Dinkytown, Minneapolis, MN

 

Heck of the North Gravel – October 1st

Gravel Road Race

Two Harbors, MN

 

Cirque du SoGay VIII – October 1st

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt

Minneapolis, MN

 

Champlin Blue Line Memorial Bike Ride | Facebook Event Page – October 1st

6 & 20 miles ride Recreational

Andrews Park, Champlin, MN

 

Nicollet Bike Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – October 1st

Kiwanis Park Mountain Bike Trailhead – Mountain Bike Ride

Mankato, MN

 

Wild Ride Mountain Bike FestivalFacebook Event Page – October 1st

Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trailhead – Mountain Bike Ride

Eagan, MN

 

Apple Affair Tour – October 1st

Recreational Ride

Galesville, WI

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #3 – October 2nd

Mountain Bike (Youth)

Gamehaven Rochester, MN

 

No Name Alleycat Race – October 2nd

Recreational Bike Race

Minneapolis, MN

 

Revocross | Online Registration – October 2nd

Cycle Cross

Clearwater, MN

 

Specialized Bicycle Demo with Erik’s Bike Shop  – October 2nd

Mountain Biking

Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trails Eagan, MN

 

Woolly Day 2016 – October 2nd

Mountain Biking

Woolly Bike Club St. Croix Falls, WI

 

Wednesday Night CX-Race #6 | CX-MN Facebook Page – October 5th

Cycle Cross

Aquila Park – All City/Fulton, St. Louis Park, MN

 

Lake Ahquabi State Park – October 5th

Mountain Bike Racing

Park State Park, Indianola, IA

 

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Bike Donation Day | Facebook Event Page – October 8th

Bike Donations

Twin Cities Metro Area Allina Clinics/Hospitals and various other locations in Twin Cities, MN

 

F-Octoberfest Gravel Grinder – October 8th

Gravel Road Race 25 & 50 miles

F-Town Brewing Company Faribault, MN

 

North Central Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships – October 8th

Mountain Biking

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN

 

Oktobershred – October 8th

BMX

Cottage Grove Bike Park Cottage Grove, MN

 

Salsa Oremageddon | Online Registration – October 8th

Mountain Biking – 50, 25, 12 Miles

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails Crosby/Ironton, MN

 

Save the River Bottoms Fall Celebration – October 8th

Mountain Biking

Lilydale Trailhead Bloomington, MN

 

Donkey Cross@Baker Orchard – October 8th

U.S.A. Cycling – Cycle Cross

Centuria, WI

 

Thunder Down Under | Website – October 8th

WEMS Championship – Mountain Biking

Merrill, WI

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #4 – October 9th

Mountain Bike (Youth)

Spirit Mountain Duluth, MN

 

The Filthy 50 | Facebook Page – October 9th

52 Mile Gravel Road Race   

Stewartville, MN

 

Mankato River Ramble | Online Registration – October 9th

12, 26, 42, & 50 Mile Recreational Ride

Land of Memories Park Mankato, MN

 

Cuyuna 5-0 – October 10th

Mountain Biking

Crosby, MN

 

Wednesday Night CX-Race #7 | CX-MN Facebook Page – October 12th

Cycle Cross

Aquila Park – Tonka Cycle in St. Louis Park, MN

 

Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races | Facebook Event Page – October 12th

Mountain Biking

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

 

Will to Ben Bike Tour – October 8th-14th

Multi-Day Ride

Sparta, WI

 

BELCH and Brew Ride | Online Registration – October 15th

Recreational Bike & Brew Tour

Blue Door Pub Minneapolis, MN

 

Farmstead Fall Fest – October 15th

Recreational

Farmstead Bike Shop Minneapolis, MN

 

More October Bike Events:

Dirt Bag | Facebook Page – October 16th

30, 60, & 80 Miles of Gravel Road

Clearwater, MN

 

Green Acres Premium Cyclocross | Facebook Event Page – October 15th-16th

Cycle Cross

Lake Elmo, MN

 

MN High School Cycling League-Race #5 – October 16th

Mountain Bike (Youth)

White Tail Ridge River Falls, WI

 

Let’s Joyride Together: October Edition – October 17th

Recreational Ride

Boom Island Park Minneapolis, MN

 

Nocturnal Mountain Bike Races | Facebook Event Page – October 19th

Mountain Biking

Elm Creek Singletrack Trail Champlin, MN

 

Black’s Grove River Crossing Mountain Bike RaceFacebook Event Page – October 22nd

Mountain Biking

Black’s Grove Park Wadena, MN

 

Velo CXFacebook Event Page – October 22nd-23rd

Cycle Cross

National Sports Center  Blaine, MN

 

Traffic Skills 101 Minneapolis – October 28th-29th

Bicycle Education

U of M Twin Cities Campus Minneapolis, MN

 

MN High School Cycling League-State Championship – October 29th-30th

Mountain Biking (Youth)

Mount Kato Mankato, MN

 

2016 MORC Gala | Facebook Event Page | Tickets (On sale October 1) – October 29th

Bicycle Festival

Surly Brewing Company Minneapolis, MN

 

Angry Cross | Online Registration – October 30th

Carver Lake Mountain Bike Trailhead Woodbury, MN

 

Tommy CX – October 31st

Minnesota Cycling Federation – Cycle Cross

Mendota Heights, MN

There are so many October bike events and more events this fall to come that you shouldn’t put away your bike quiet yet! Watch for more events in the Fall digital version of the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guidecoming out this coming Monday

Please let us know if we missed any events you are planning or would like to attend – just submit them into the HFB Events Calendar – it’s free!

Free Bikes for Kids helps kid's smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, at the Mall of America.

Bike Donation: Organization Helps Kids Smile With Your Old Bikes Collecting Dust

Do you have a bike or two taking up space and collecting dust? Is so, consider donating them to Free Bikes for Kids (FB4K) for their annual drive to help kids smile. However, if your house or storage space is clean, your help is needed too! You can help clean the used bikes and get them ready for kids to ride.

FB4K Helps Kids Smile by Donating Your Bike

Free Bikes for Kids help kids smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, Donate your bikes to help more kids.

Free Bikes for Kids helps kids smile with the 2016 season Bike Collection Day, on Saturday, October 8th, Donate your bikes to help more kids.

The kick-off to the 2016 season is Bike Collection Day on Saturday, October 8th, but to make it successful they need your bikes!

FB4K Helps Kids Smile by Volunteering

Don’t have a bike to donate? Join them at Mall of America (MOA) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to help receive the 5,000 bikes that will be dropped off and moved to their warehouse. Come on your own or bring your crew. The more, the merrier! Register here to secure your spot.

Free Bikes for Kids helps kids smile so please help by volunteering to clean or wrench on some bikes if you can't help with bike donation.

Free Bikes for Kids helps kids smile please help by volunteering to clean or wrench on some bikes like these guys.

MOA will serve as their bike warehouse. This warehouse is where volunteers will clean, refurbish, and give a final quality control check to each donated bike. Be a FB4K cleaner, an organizer, or mechanic for a shift, or two, or more. Volunteer on your own or line up a large group. FB4K will be open seven days a week, so get involved today. Email Tia Martinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at: tia@fb4k.org, she can help schedule your group.

About Free Bikes 4 Kidz

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. Then, they organize thousands of volunteers to clean and refurbish them before they give them away to kids in need. So really, FB4K helps kids smile.

In 2008 they gave away 300 bikes. Last year it  was 5,000 bikes. And this year – who knows. In the last eight years over 30,000 bikes have rolled through their giveaways. What does FB4K have to say about that? They claim they are not done yet. Their future sights are set on other locations throughout the U.S. and the world.

Every year 25 million bikes are sold in the U.S. 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, giving them an endless supply, while making our environment more sustainable.

Though the generous help of key partners like Allina Health, QBP, Penn Cycle, Park Tool, Nice Ride MN, and the Mall of America, FB4K has gone far. But they still need your support in building the foundation and to help every kid ride into a more memorable childhood.

Do your part making kids smile, see more at: http://fb4k.org/