Help Kids 'Go Places' | Donate a Bike | Saturday, January 12

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Help Kids 'Go Places' | Donate a Bike

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Donate A Bike To Help Kids Go Places | Free Bikes for Kidz Madison

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. 

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."