The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County partnered with FB4K Madison (Free Bikes 4 Kids) to give away almost 400 bicycles to area youth! On an afternoon filled with fun and excitement, volunteers fitted children with helmets and sized them for a used bike in good repair. Collected from across the community the bicycles came in varieties ranging from single-speed junior bikes with training wheels, to full suspension mountain bikes and young adult road bikes, perfect for a ride to school. Every bike was duly registered and licensed with the Madison Police Department. Furthermore, with the encouragement of their parents and teachers each child who received a bike will be able to use them for safe and reliable transportation, community engagement, good physical exercise and most importantly, fun!
“Look at all these smiling faces!” said B&G Club CEO Michael Johnson. “One of our donors said it best, we’re giving these kids freedom.”