San Diego Bike Coalition & Free Bikes 4 Kidz To Accept Hundreds Of Bicycles For Kids In Need

In partnership with the San Diego chapter of Free Bikes 4 Kidz, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is hosting a donation drive to gift gently used bikes to children across the region. The chapter aims to collect more than 1,000 bikes by the end of the year.

Donations of gently used bicycles will be accepted at five San Diego County Trek Bicycle store locations on Jan. 8 from 10AM to 3PM. There, dozens of volunteers will collect the donated bikes and transport them to Free Bikes 4 Kidz headquarters to be repaired and redistributed. Once ready, bicycles will be donated to youth from across San Diego with the help of partner organizations including Outdoor Outreach and the Kiwanis Club of Southeastern San Diego.

Keeping kids healthy safely

Millions of children, especially those from low-income or communities of color, across the country lack safe opportunities to exercise outdoors in their own neighborhoods. A lack of physical activity is associated with a higher risk of developing either Type 2 diabetes or childhood obesity, both of which are associated with lacking physical activity. Additionally, nearly 15 million bicycles are discarded by their owners every year and children outgrow their cycles as they age, leading to millions of cycles littering landfills.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz aims to address both issues by repairing and restoring unwanted bikes and giving them to local youth, affording them the joy and freedom of two wheels. Bikes will be accepted at the following Trek locations between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 8:

North County
1617 Capalina Rd, Unit B, San Marcos CA 92069

Solana Beach
124 N Rios Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Kearny Mesa
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd, Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92111

La Mesa
8495 Fletcher Pkwy, La Mesa, CA 91942

South Bay
3901 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902

Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a national organization, has given away more than 100,000 bicycles since its launch in 2008. San Diego’s own chapter of Free Bikes 4 Kidz launched September 2021.

See you there, San Diego!

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