Realities For Children’s Bikes For Tykes program is one of our longest-running distribution programs, giving bicycles and new helmets to the children we serve, ages 2-17.
Each year, kind-hearted individuals, groups, and organizations donate new or gently used bicycles to our collection (although we will accept new bikes at any time during the year). Bikes are repaired and safety-checked at our local bike shop partners (listed below).
Then on a happy day in December, the bikes are given to registered youth who are being served by one of our Partner Agencies. Every child is given a helmet to ensure safe riding. Bicycle mechanics are on-hand to adjust seat heights properly, ensure tires are inflated and assist with any other bicycle fixes.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Donate your gently-used bike to one of the participating bike partners listed below. (please no rips, tears or chipped paint)
Year-round, we are happy to accept new bikes directly at the Realities For Children Homebase. (308 E. County Road 30, Fort Collins, CO 80525)
Bikes are needed for children ages 2 to 17 with a high need of 24"+ bicycles for our teens.
2022 Bike Shop Partners
4031 S. Mason St., Fort Collins
The Phoenix Cyclery
1532 E. Mulberry St., Ste D, Fort Collins
If you are unable to transport your donated bike and need to arrange for pick-up, please call Alacrity Travel & Lifestyle at 970-224--9392 or email [email protected].
Trek Bicycle North
202 W. Laurel St, Fort Collins
Trek Bicycle South
931 E. Harmony, Fort Collins
Trek Bicycle Loveland
4880 Thompson Pkwy, Unit 110, Johnstown
Give to Bikes for Tykes with the online donation form. Please note Bikes for Tykes in the comment.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Metier Law Firm, Hooters Restaurants, Lion Home Service and Alacrity Travel & Lifestyle.
We'd also like to thank the following partners for their support:
Frontier Print Center and RM Parent Magazine
If you'd like more information on how to organize your own community bicycle drive for us, please
reach out to Tanya at [email protected]. Thank you!
If you want to register for a bike, please do this through one of our Partner Agencies you are working with.