We work all year long in preparation for our biggest and most impactful community event: Holiday Bike Drive.
Biking is at the heart of what makes Portland great. However, the cost of purchasing a bicycle is a major obstacle for many families living in underserved communities. Holiday Bike Drive provides over 300 children with a safe refurbished bicycle, new helmets, and basic safety education. Every child deserves the empowerment and health benefits that come from riding a bike. Every December, Holiday Bike Drive helps make that a reality.
Who can receive a bicycle?
The Holiday Bike Drive is designed to benefit children ages 3-8 from families living on low incomes who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school and who do not currently have a bicycle. Registration is not open to the general public; only our partner agencies can register children.
When does registration happen?
Our partner agencies and schools will register children for the Holiday Bike Drive beginning in the fall. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. We will update our partner agencies and schools list in the fall. Please contact our partner agencies and schools directly in order to register your child.
How can I support the Holiday Bike Drive?
All bicycles are generously donated by community members at our neighborhood bike shop and at bike collections around the Portland Metro area. You can also sponsor a child’s first bike for $50 by making a gift today. Holiday Bike Drive is made possible by year-round support from our volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bikes for Kids
Bikes for Kids events extend the spirit of the Holiday Bike Drive into the summertime. Bikes for Kids brings neighborhood communities together each summer to celebrate bicycling, access resources, and earn their very own bike. By giving kids access to a bike, helmet, and safety education, Bikes for Kids makes it possible for children to have a healthy form of recreation and transportation. In addition, the Bikes for Kids’ resource fair connects families with the tools they need to live a healthy, active lifestyle.