Announcing the 2024 Cohort of Bike Recipient Organizations!
It’s that time of year again where we collaborate with a group of Bike Distribution Partners who help us find homes for roughly 2,000 bicycles we have collected, refurbished, and fully tuned up through the fall and winter months. In 2023, we distributed 2,051 bicycles and hit an astounding milestone of 10,000 bikes distributed through November 2023!
These 34 Distribution Partners are other 501c3 organizations and public schools—they determine who our recipients are each year. This system works well because they know who is experiencing the most need. They also collect numerous data points for us on who is receiving bikes each year.
We could not do this work without their help! To date, Bikes for Kids has supported 173 other nonprofit organizations and schools in Dane County and southern Wisconsin. So when you help us, you’re helping all of these organizations too.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to each of your for your partnership! We could not do this work without your collaboration.
Bike Giveaway dates are: 4/27; 5/4; 5/11. Please note, Bike Giveaway events are not open to the public because all recipients have been pre-selected to ensure that bikes are fully serviced for them.
It requires 40 volunteers (120 total) at each giveaway event and translators are always in need. Please save a date, find a group of friends or colleagues, or a Spanish club that can volunteer at these amazing events!
2024 Cohort of Bike Recipients
Allied Drive/Dunns Marsh Neighborhood
Avenues to Community
Badger Prairie Needs Network
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane Co.
*Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee
Bridge Lakepoint Waunona Neighborhood Center
Building Bridges at Catholic Charities
Chavez Elementary School
City of Sun Prairie
Dane County Human Services
DeForest Area School District
*Family Foundations Home Visiting (serving 11 WI Tribes)
*Forward Service Corporation
*Gillespie Middle School
Hawthorne Elementary School
*Indian Mound Middle School
Jefferson Middle School
*John Muir Elementary School
*Kennedy Heights Neighborhood Association
Lapham Elementary School
Leopold Elementary School
Madison Police Department Community Resources
Madison Metropolitan School District
Mendota Elementary School
Reach Dane-Head Start
The River Food Pantry
Santa’s Without Chimneys
*Stoner Prairie Elementary School
Sun Prairie Area School District
Tri 4 Schools
*Wright Middle School
*First time bike recipient organization