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Bikes for Kids Wisconsin announces 33 bike recipient organizations for 2024 cohort

People attending the bike giveaway event in spring 2023. (Photo by Kristie GoForth)

Bikes for Kids Wisconsin has announced its 2024 cohort of partner organizations set to receive bicycles in April and May. Each year, Bikes for Kids Wisconsin collects thousands of donated bicycles and refurbishes them to provide transportation to marginalized communities across southern Wisconsin. This year’s recipients include a diverse range of organizations, from schools to community centers, all dedicated to empowering individuals through the gift of mobility.

Bikes for Kids Wisconsin, formerly known as Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison, ensures that bicycles are distributed efficiently and equitably to those in need. The organization has distributed a total of 10,092 bicycles since its inaugural bike giveaway in spring 2017.

The 2024 cohort of bike recipient organizations include:

  • 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 Wisconsin Tribes)
  • Forward Service Corporation
  • Gillespie Middle School
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Indian Mound Middle School
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • John Muir Elementary School
  • JustDane
  • 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 StartRise Wisconsin
  • River Food Pantry
  • Rooted
  • Santa’s Without Chimneys
  • Stoner Prairie Elementary School
  • Sun Prairie Area School District
  • Tri 4 Schools
  • Wright Middle School