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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.

Help more kids smile by volunteering to prepare all the bikes donated

In the Twin Cities, help the Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) program in their 12th year. Volunteer to help put more smiles on children’s faces. Donate your time to help clean, prep, or wrench some of the 7,000 plus bicycles collected this year. Back in Bloomington, MN, FB4K is busy preparing all the bikes donated to prepare for their distribution drive before the holidays. For the 2019 season, the old Toys R Us building at 7839 Southtown Center, is a fitting location and easy for volunteers to get to. A convenient site so the distribution of bikes can begin in November, please consider helping.

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 kids smile with their annual Bike Collection Day, a few weeks ago

Now through Wednesday, November 30, several daily shifts are 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!  Volunteer on your own or line up a large group. FB4K will be open seven days a week to fit your schedule.

If you have any questions, reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Laurie Toll, laurie@fb4k.org.

Have some fun, help clean and wrench some bikes

Put a smile on many kid’s faces by signing up early and often 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

Create some fond memories for yourself and for the children who receive them.

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 cleaning or wrenching some bikes will create a smile on your face and the kids who get them.

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/.

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 free bikes to those most in need. When the public donates gently used bikes, FB4K 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/

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

Help put a smile on a kids face with your old bike collecting dusts

Do you have a bike or two taking up space and collecting dust? If so, consider donating them to Free Bikes for Kids (FB4K) to help them put smiles on kids faces. No bikes, no problem…if your basement, garage or storage space has already been cleaned out they still need help. FB4K’s also needs volunteers to help clean or do light repair work to get them ready for kids to ride.

Put smiles on kid faces by donating your old 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 by making sure they have a bike.

The kick-off to the 2019 season is Bike Collection Day on Saturday, October 5th, and to make it successful they need your bikes!

FB4K Helps Kids Smile by Volunteering

Don’t have a bike to donate? Join them at their warehouse for 3-hour shifts, from October 7th to November 29th. You can sign up for multiple shifts.

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.

About FB4K

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!