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Bikes For Kids Utah

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  • EIN 20-8438279
  • (801) 232-2681
  • 1768 E Indian Wells Ln Draper UT 84020 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Sports

Mission: Raise funds to buy bikes and accessories for underpriviledged third graders in elementary schools

Programs: 200 bicycles were provided to needed youth in order to participate in bike clubs.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Bikes for Kids Utah fundraisers with our school and the community for the past 4 years. This organization has been a great experience in providing my children an opportunity to give to those in need, while gaining physical benefits for themselves at the same time. Bike for Kids board members have been great to attend and support fundraisers big and small. Thank you!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Bikes for Kids Utah since 2006. I have watched this organization change the life of children. Through the Bike give away, children in need have had the opportunity to have their own bike, begin a exercise program that can and will continue throughout their life. I am always impressed with the dedication of those involved in the organization to change the life of a child. I have watched the eyes of children as they pick up their bike, many would never have the ability to own a new bike...they treasure the bike...every child that I have interacted with said "Thank You", how often do we remember to say "Thank You"! This organization may be small, but the Hearts of those involved are large.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids is awesome. The fact that so many kids get the benefit of a bike is amazing.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've had the great pleasure of being a member of the Planning Board for Bikes for Kids for the past several years. It's been a privilege to work with a number of dedicated individuals in this capacity, all for a wonderful cause.
The opportunity to be a part of an organization that annually gives 1000 economically disadvantaged Utah children a new bike and helmet is fantastic. Additionally, as Bikes for Kids continues to be a going concern we work to develop all the elements of our charter to benefit this community.
Most importantly, it's the smiles and joy of the children who receive the bicycles that matters.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year, the second grade students from my school received bikes. They were so excited to participate in the Bike Safety Rodeo, wear their new helmets, and ride away on their shiny new bikes. Their smiles were contagious!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working the Bike Safety Rodeo each year is such a pleasure. The kids are so excited to receive their new bike. My favorite experiences have been those with the kids who are riding a bike for the first time in their lives. This is an amazing organization!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids Utah is an amazing organization staffed completely by volunteers. 100% of the money raised goes towards providing bikes and helmets to kids in Utah.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The organized bike rides have been excellent! Well supported, fun, good routes, etc. The kids who receive bikes have such a great time. I really think it has a more positive impact that we all realize.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids is an incredible organization which provides 1000 bikes each year to 1000 kids. With the rise in childhood obesity, bikes for kids not only provides bikes for underpriveldged and at risk children, but takes kids away from TV. They are now out exercising. There is nothing like seeing the kids learn about bike safety, but seeing their bike being built and then riding away on it. Think about the adventures that you had as a child on your bike. The charity also brings together the community in annual rides and auction events.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids is an amazing organization that brings kids together to put a smile on their face. Every kid wants to own a bike and be able to ride around with their friends and family. Unfortunately, many families are not in the position to provide a bike for their child. This organization gives these children the opportunity to receive a bike like many of their friends and enjoy the benefit of it. The organization also provides safety tips and gear to make sure the children are safe and prepared before riding their bike. Overall it is an amazing non profit organization who really cares about the needs and desires of children. Together we can make a difference! Every kid deserves it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've watched needy children receive a tool to exploration, fitness and joy because of Bikes for Kids Utah. I'm thrilled there is an organization that can provide children with a joy of childhood they wouldn't otherwise own.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids Utah is an amazing experience for all involved. This is a great organization to be apart of and it is awesome to see so many smiles on the faces of these kids!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids Utah is a great organization that helps introduce kids to "the noblest invention" - the bike.
Every year kids who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford a bicycle get a chance to enjoy riding and start a long-term relationship with a great activity.
My company provides free public relations and marketing support for the organization and their annual events.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked in non-profits for over 10 years and Bikes for Kids is an amazing organization! They help so many kids and use their resources so wisely! I highly recommend them and love the support they get from our community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

It has been a great privilege to work with Bikes for Kids. There is nothing more satisfying then seeing these children as they receive their new bikes and helmets.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked at the bike safety rodeo. I love this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids Utah is an awesome organization that allows all children in Utah to experience the fun of having a bike. It's hard to imagine that some children do not have many things in life that bring them enjoyment. Imagine how many children could have a fun summer with a bike if this organization was to win $5,000.00!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids is awesome! I love to watch the kids and their big smiles as they get a brand new bike. I also love that the kids get to do service and they learn bike safety!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids is a non profit 100% volunteer organization that gives out 1,000 bikes to second graders each year. The students can but do not have to be affiliated with an organization such as a school or Boys & Girls Club. All Children in the organization receive a bike in May along with a helmet, bike lock, water bottle, t-shirt, health and safety instructions.
The organization hosts an event where children come, about 100 every 1/2 hour, check in receive a wristband, instructions on helmet and bike safety, a bike lock and a bag of goodies. They then participate in a bike safety rodeo. Children can take their bikes home in a box and assemble them or a bike shop and eagle scouts will assemble them on the spot. It is an exciting event with entertainment and music!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been involved with BikesForKids for the past 6 years as a volunteer, board member, cyclist, mechanic, and spouse of the founder and president. In bike terms it has been a "fun ride". At the end of the day, all the hard work is forgotten when you see children enjoy their first bike and ride away. What a thrilling feeling that can be related to by people of all ages and backgrounds. BikesForKids goes about their business the right way with expenses and providing value for those involved.