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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.

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Community Stories

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tonia C.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

First time hearing about this organization. So I'm looking forward to learning more about the organization

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.

Cottonwood C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To see the joy in the children when they receive a bike all their own really is wonderful!. A bike to these kids is like giving them freedom if only for a few minutes. I am proud to be associated with this organization! They really inspire our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow! I can't say enough about Bikes For Kids! The organization is very thoughtful, compassionate, and giving. Our program serves parents with drug addictions and their children. Some of the children who live at our program were the grateful recipient of gorgeous brand new bicycles last year thanks to the organization. Many of the children in our program had never owned a bike until Bikes For Kids gave them the bikes. What an important part of their childhood they might not have had if it wasn't for this organization. I'll never forget the joy I still see on some of their faces when we talk about the bikes!

Thank you for all you do Bikes For Kids!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Bikes for Kids since the inception and have been amazed at how it has changed children's lives. To be able to see a child receive a bike that ordinarily would not be able to afford one is amazing.

I love the bike rodeo and the fact that they teach the children proper bike saftey. Bike safety is just as important as giving the child the experience of having their very own bike.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids Utah is a trendous organization, with the sole purpose of helping needy and disadvantaged children. The passion that the founders have, along with the efforts of the volunteers and donors is to be commended. They have truly helped improve, and in some cases change the lives of these kids. Bikes for Kids Utah is a wonderful organization.

Bill Pollakov

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved in the bike ride, the race, a sponsor and volunteer teaching safety classes to the 2nd graders picking up their new bikes at the Bike for Kids Rodeo. Some are new to this country but all wear a smile that transcends all languages. There are many organization that help with food and shelter but this specifically targets the children. The organization provides bikes, helmets, locks, safety course and a skills clinic.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have participated in the ride event for several years. The money raised provides bikes for kids whose families would not be able to provide a bike for them. At the ride event the bikes are assembled and given to these kids along with a helmet, t-shirt and bike safety training. What a great way to get these kids started riding the right way. This is a great organization that does not pay any of its board memebrs so more of the money can go to the bikes and gear.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have participated in the Bikes for Kids Utah charity bike ride for several years. I have also participated in many other fund raising bike rides. The Bikes for Kids ride is unique because you can see the results of their great work immediately as bikes are given to needy kids at the end of the event. It's always special.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

While working in the Park City area I was part of a cycling club that for three years worked with the local Elementary school to put on a spring bike safety fair. As part of that, Bike for Kids assisted us in giving bike to dozens of school age children who would not have the joyful experience of riding a bike. We were also able to give them helmets to go along with those bikes. In looking back I am so greatful that there is an organzation working to better childern lives through the simple joy of riding a bike. To this day riding a bike bring joy to my heart and soul.

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Donor

Rating: 4

I have worked with Bike For Kids for the past 3 years as a sponsor/donor. They have been great in their quest to provide bikes to underpriveldge youth. I love their emphasis on fitness and encouraging/teaching children the importance of exercise. To provide a nice new bike to someone who may not have the means is a cause I've enjoyed being a small part of.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bikes For Kids is a great organization that puts together great events and gives back to the community. I think their donations to children is a major service to all members in the community. I have been impressed by their events and the volunteers that help out. Great organization!

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Maura L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of working with Bikes for Kids Utah for the last four years. At each bike giveaway event I am reminded of why we do the work that we do. The joy on each child's face as their ride their very own bike through the bike safety rodeo is magical.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was the race promoter/director for a fund raising race done in conjunction with Bikes for Kids. They are an exceptional organization with a great purpose in bringing a smile and simple pleasure to less fortunate kids. The kids that I have seen who have received bikes from Bikes for Kids have literally had new doors opened to them as they interact with other children and get around their neighborhoods. In addition, the safety education that Bikes for Kids provides for kids riding bikes is much needed to be sure that our kids are safe while they're out having fun on their bikes.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have had a great time volunteering with this event. It has been fun watching the kids receive and practice with their bike. I have known some of the recipients personally and recognize the benefit this has been in their lives both as a physical activity and a confidence builder.

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Debbie R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have loved working with the Bikes for Kids Board Members and the Salt Lake Community to provide brand new bikes, helmets and t-shirts to needy kids in Utah

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bikes for Kids Utah is multi-faceted charity that not only takes into consideration the needs of kids that are in need of bikes, but also kids with other needs as well.

For example, Bikes For Kids allows professional bike mechanics to teach a large number of at-risk kids from inner cities how to put the bikes together. These kids learn a skill, and then put over 1000 bikes together. They spend the day working together, and help distribute the bikes. This gives them a sense of accomplishment and teaches them a skill.

It is rare to find an organzation that focuses every aspect of the charity on kids, and Bikes For Kids is one of those rare gems.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I have both had the chance to work with this group and it was a wonderful experience for all of us. The effort put in by the people involved is amazing and they do so much for our community that they serve. Thanks so much for all you do.

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Anton B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been able to volunteer to work with the organization for two years. They do a great job organizing in advance of the event, it is very well run. It is very rewarding to see the reaction from the kids when they receive their bikes and their safety gear and training. Support from Costco and IHC really assists in making the event a success.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Intermountain Medical Center has been pleased to provide our parking lot for this annual event.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have in the past been a volunteer of Bikes for Kids Utah. I enjoy being involved. It is so fun to see the children's faces as they receive their bikes, helmet, bike locks, etc. They then get to go over and learn how to ride safely at a bike rodeo. They are a little shaky to begin with but confident when they leave. The 1,000 bikes recipients are in 2nd grade and would not likely have a bike of their own if not for this program as they are lower income kids and often their parents can't afford to give them have a bike of their very own. The thanks we receive from the kids and parents is very overwhelming at times.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization! Does a great job of promoting bicycle safety and education to children and the general community. It's priceless to see the looks on the children's faces when they receive their bicycles and helmets. They do a great job!

Board Member

Rating: 4

I'm a volunteer board member of Bikes for Kids Utah too, and really enjoy being involved. We give 1,000 bikes, helmets and locks to 2nd grade children attending Title 1 schools in Utah. Kids at those schools tend to be lower income kids and often their parents can't afford to give them bikes.

We host two to three fundraising rides in conjunction with our annual May Bike giveaway. It's very cool to see 300+ riders of all types riding to help provide bikes for the kids. It's even way more fun to see all the kids arrive at the bike giveaway and the huge smiles on their faces when they get their bikes.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been on the Board for "Bikes for Kids" for several years and I have seen the amazing impact it has had on the lives of the kids and families that have recieved bikes every year. If you haven't attended the May Event I would encourge you to do so, it is like Christmas day for alot of the kids when get their new bikes, its awesome to watch thier faces light up and to see them running around excited and happy. I am a bike rider and I enjoy being out on my bike riding, racing and training. So passing on this opportunity to kids that may not other wise have this opportunity is amazing. I have worked closely with the board and they all give tirelessly thier own time, money and dedication to this cause. No one on the board is paid, all of the money donated goes directly to funding the bikes, helmet, locks and T-shirts.

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