Bikes for tykes
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 since 1996.
The holiday season can be a sad time of year for children who have suffered from abuse, neglect or are at-risk situations
Each year, kind-hearted individuals, groups, and organizations donate their new or gently used bicycles to us during the months of November and December (although we will accept new bikes at any time during the year), then we safety-check and refurbish them via our local bike shop partners (listed below).
Then on a happy day in December each year, the bikes are given to registered youth who are being served by one of our Partner Agencies.
Each child arrives with the chance to choose THE PERFECT BIKE out of the hundreds of bicycles in the room. Every child is given a helmet to ensure safe riding, and the time and attention of a personal Elf Shopper to help them with their selection. Bicycle mechanics are on-hand to properly adjust seat heights, ensure tires are inflated and assist with any other bicycle fixes.
Donate a Bike
Year-round, we are happy to accept new bikes directly at our facility.
Bikes are needed for children ages 2 to 17.
If you'd like to organize your neighborhood, church or club to collect bikes, we've put together this little document to get you started.
We thank our 2019 Sponsors:
We'd also like to thank the following partners for their support:
Frontier Print Center, LotusDesign 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 Serena at [email protected]. Thank you!
Thank You to our 2019 Bike Shops Partners and Drop Locations
**LAST DAY to drop off a gently used bike to our bike shop partners is MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th!
**NEW bikes can be dropped off at our facility until THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th!
Trek Bicycle North
202 W. Laurel, Fort Collins
Trek Bicycle South
931 E. Harmony, Fort Collins
Trek Bicycle Johnstown
4880 Thompson Pky., Unit 110, Johnstown
4031 S. Mason St., Fort Collins
2237 W. Eisenhower, Loveland
Fort Collins Bike Co-Op
1501 N. College Ave., Fort Collins
The Phoenix Cyclery
1532 E. Mulberry, Suite D, Fort Collins
4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Johnstown
To financially contribute to Bikes for Tykes:
Or make a check payable to:
Realities For Children Charities
308 East County Road 30
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Please note “Bikes For Tykes”on the memo line