Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison is now Bikes for Kids Wisconsin!
We’re embarking on an enhanced mission to give away bikes and provide education and support throughout the year.
And, yes, the bikes are still free!

Creating equitable access to bicycles in Dane County and beyond.

Formerly known as Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison, we have a new name and an enhanced mission. We stepped away from the FB4K chapter model and are now our own independent 501c3 organization that is poised to meet the transportation needs of the community in whatever way we can. We’re excited to write our own chapter in 2024 as we continue to evolve and grow. Dane County is our home and where 85% of our bike recipients and customers reside. We have been serving Milwaukee and Racine for the past two years. If you live in southern Wisconsin and are facing a transportation crisis, please contact us and we’ll do our best to provide assistance. 

We are a community bike shop that provides bike sales and repair services to fund our bike giveaway program so we can provide transportation access for all people. We’re making bicycling sustainable, equitable, and affordable as a means of everyday transportation. We believe access to bikes betters the lives of all physically, emotionally, and economically.

two adorable kids on bikes

Make a Difference

Donate a Bike

All year long, people like you donate their unwanted bikes to keep them out of the landfill and pass them along to someone in need. We are a great resource for apartment buildings, schools, and businesses that have abandoned bikes left behind. To donate a bike, bring your bike to our bike shop at 354 Coyier Lane in Madison, Monday through Friday between 10-3pm. Need another time option? Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights between 6-8pm are also available. We accept bikes of all styles and sizes. Need more information? Click the button below. 


With the help of volunteers, we clean and refurbish thousands of bikes each year. These bikes are then distributed through our nonprofit partners and through public schools who determine who our bike recipients are. 
On Friday afternoons, we host corporate teams and service clubs that are looking to give back to the community through volunteerism. To reserve a Friday from 1-4pm, please send us an email to request openings. Groups of 6-12 work best. We’d love to have your help! 
"Our volunteer team helped clean over 40 bikes in a three hour window. We've volunteered at many nonprofits throughout Dane County and we found this to be a great team building opportunity. We all learned about basic repairs which was a great bonus. Your work is truly inspiring!"
105.5 FM and the Audacy team​
Corporate Volunteer Team
volunteers helping clean bikes

Our Impact

2023 Impact Grid