Help Kids 'Go Places' | Donate a Bike
UnityPoint Health – Meriter is
partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison (FB4K) to help the kids in our
community go places! FB4K collects, refurbishes and donates bikes to kids throughout the Madison community. This year's goal is to collect 2,500 new or gently used bikes of any size (including tricycles and scooters)—child or adult.
Bike Collection Event
Mark your calendar and bring your bike to one of the following UnityPoint Health – Meriter clinic locations on Saturday, January 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Stoughton Clinic | 100 Silverado Dr., Stoughton, WI
- Monona Clinic | 6408 Copps Ave., Monona, WI
- DeForest-Windsor Clinic | 4200 Savannah Dr., DeForest, WI
- Deming Way Clinic | 2275 Deming Way, Middleton, WI
- McKee Clinic | 3102 McKee Rd., Madison, WI
- Fitchburg Clinic | 2690 Research Park Dr., Fitchburg, WI
- FB4K Workshop (located at 4546 Verona Road next to Home Depot).
For 10 weeks following the collection, hundreds of volunteer cleaners, preppers and mechanics will refurbish the bikes to make them safe and reliable, and then give them away through a network of Madison area organizations on March 23 and 24.
About FB4K Madison
Founded in 2016, FB4K Madison gave away 400 bikes in 2017 and 1,100 in 2018. The goal for 2019 is to give away 2,500 bikes! FB4K is scheduling volunteer groups from area employers, faith groups and sports teams to help with this year's effort. Join the mission and sign up to be a volunteer.
“Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison believes it’s possible that any kid that wants a bike, can have access to a bike,” said FB4K Madison Executive Director Andy Quandt. “Do you remember getting your first bike? We want to make sure that feeling of pride, freedom and opportunity is available to every kid in the Madison area. The extra bicycles we have in our garages collecting dust makes this possible and FB4K Madison can make it happen. It’s really amazing to watch how one dusty old bike, with a little bit of love, can easily turn into a smile and even change a life."