Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 1st, 2018 at 2:07 pm
There’s a new nonprofit in town that specializes in giving bikes away to kids.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K) started in Minnesota 10 years ago and has since expanded to seven cities including Atlanta, Madison, Salt Lake City, Eugene, Yakima, and Detroit.
Their first Portland event is scheduled for May 19th.
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The group estimates they give away around 5,000 to 6,000 bikes a year. A statement released today says that they’ve set “multiple world records” including a one-day haul of 10,000 bikes.
Working with Providence Health, FB4K has set up 10 different locations around the region where people can drop-off used bikes. The bikes will then be cleaned up, refurbished, and distributed to kids in need through partner organizations.
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