We empower kids to live a healthy, active lifestyle

At Christmas, we provide brand new bikes to underserved youth in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties so that they can get to school and jobs on time, as well as have fun with their friends.

What We Do

Annually on the first Saturday of December we conduct a Big Bike Build at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. In 2017, over 200 volunteers helped assemble 620 bikes that were in turn given to 22 charities to present to their family/children clients.

We partner with corporations to provide a team building and community service activity for their employees as they assemble new bikes to be given to kids in need in their community.

Each year we sponsor several free bike repair clinics at schools, community centers, or parks where kids bring their bikes with flat tires, defective brakes, or loose chains to be fixed. Kids leave on their repaired bike or with a refurbished bike if theirs cannot be repaired. Nothing beats seeing kids smile as they ride away on their bikes!

Throughout the year we receive used bikes that are refurbished by our expert bike mechanics and then given to local charities or kids that are recommended by school social workers.
"Receiving a brand new bike can be life changing. The kids we serve often make do with hand-me-down clothes and toys. To be given a shiny, new bike builds pride and self-esteem, and allows young people to get to school on time, enjoy riding with friends, make healthy choices, be on a level playing field with peers, and even to get a job."
Cathy Griggs, Co-chair of Kids Bike Lane