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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/.

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/

 

Bike Pic July 7, Black Bike Week ready to roll

The Black Bike Week Twin Cities is ready to roll with events scheduled July 10, through July 17, 2016. This will be a week of Advocacy, education and inspired riding to build awareness and highlight the contributions to building Bike Culture and to supporting an active lifestyle in the African American community.

The week-long celebration is presented by The Cultural Wellness Center, The North Minneapolis Bicycle Advocacy Council, Nice Ride MN, The Minneapolis Bike Coalition, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition and the My Bike Project.

Black Bike Week Events To Take-In

Please see Facebook events each day for more details.

Sunday, July 10
Bike to Open Streets Downtown Minneapolis from NorthPoint

Monday, July 11
Bike to Work Day/Week

Tuesday, July 12 Roll at 6:00 pm
Nice Ride Neighborhood River Flats Ride from Venture North
Special guest: Ayesha McGowan
1830 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Wednesday, July 13
Black Bike Week – All Women’s Ride – special guest Ayesha McGowan. Roll at 6:15 sharp
Post ride reception at the Sheraton Midtown Greenway 8:15pm

Black Bike Week – All Women’s Ride – special guest Ayesha McGowan. Roll at 6:15
Freewheel Midtown Greenway Bike Center

Thursday, July 14 7:30 am
Breakfast at Birchwood – Tour de France!
3311 E 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Slow Roll Twin Cities – North Roll at 6:30 pm
Wirth Park Main Golf Building
1301 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Major Taylor Track Night – Special Guest Nelson Vails
The National Sports Center Velodrome

Friday, July 15
An Evening with Nelson Vails
Nelson Vails Documentary –
The Capri Theatre
2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Reception 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Movie 7:15
Q and A 8:30 pm

Saturday, July 16
Rondo Days Family Fun Ride and Nice Ride Neighborhood Ride – 6 miles
10:00 am 270 Kent N. Kent St., Saint Paul, MN 55102

Major Taylor Club Ride, 35 miles, Special guest Nelson Vails
9:00 am 270 Kent N. Kent St., Saint Paul, MN 55102

Sunday, July 17 Ride with Nelly 50 miles  hosted by Major Taylor Bicycling Club of MN TBD

Please visit event waiver –
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-bike-week-2016-events-waiver-tickets-26413900688

Bike Pic Oct 21, A True Minneapolis Patriot

Here is a true Minneapolis bike patriot, cruising down the street on a Nice Ride bicycle, wearing a special MPLS t-shirt and having a good time.

Thanks for viewing the Bike Pic of the Day here at HaveFunBiking, hope you enjoyed the photo.

Now, rolling into our 10th year as a bicycle media, our goal is to continue to encourage more people to bike, while showcasing unforgettable places to ride. As we search and post more fun photos worth a grin, scroll through the information and stories we have posted to help you find your next adventure. Then, if you see us along a paved or mountain bike trail, next to the route you regularly commute, or at an event you plan to attend with your bike, be prepared to smile. You never know where camera will be and what we will posted next!

Do you have a fun photo of yourself or someone you know that you would like to see us publish? If so, please send it our way and we may use it. Send your picture(s) to editor@HaveFunBiking.com with a brief caption (of each), including who is in the photo (if you know) and where it was taken. Photo(s) should be at least 620 pixels wide for us to post. If we use your photo, you will receive photo credit and an acknowledgment on Facebook and Instagram.

As HaveFunBiking continues to encourage more people to ride, please reference our blog and the annual bike guide to find your next adventure. We are proud of the updated, at-a-glance information, and maps we are known for in the Destination section of our website. Now, as the Bike/Hike Guide goes into its seventh year of production, we are adding a whole new dimension of bicycle tourism information available for mobile device. Plus, beginning September 2015, this year’s e-version of the Guide will move to quarterly editions where you may see some additional bike pics posted.

 Bookmark HaveFunBiking.com and find your next adventure – we may capture you in a pic to post!