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On Saturday Bikes for Tykes volunteers gave out free bikes at a Cyclovia event in Immokalee. It occurred during a large youth Football Camp taking place at Airport Park.
Help make a difference for a better tomorrow by donating at https://www.bikesfortykes.org/
Free Bike repair day at the Immokalee Community Park.
Pictures from a free bike repair day at the Immokalee Community Park,
Last week the Bikes for Tykes team of Chuck, Dave and Skip Riffle delivered 27 small bikes to Grace Place for Children and Families. Thank you Bikes for Tykes for all that you do for the community!
Last week the Bikes for Tykes team of Chuck, Dave and Skip Riffle delivered 27 small bikes to Grace Place for Children and Families. Thank you Bikes for Tykes for all that you do for the community!
Check out how Subaru of Naples is loving our community!
Humane Society Naples, RCMA, Bikes For Tykes, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Naples Community Hospital, NCH All About Family
Bikes for Tykes provided free bike repairs at the Naples Pathways Coalition Event at Baker Park today.
Bikes For Tykes, Inc. Receives 2022 Best of Naples Award

Naples Award Program Honors the Achievement

NAPLES January 14, 2022 -- Bikes For Tykes, Inc. has been selected for the 2022 Best of Naples Award in the Social Services Organization category by the Naples Award Program.

Each year, the Naples Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Naples area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2022 Naples Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Naples Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Naples Award Program

The Naples Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Naples area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Naples Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Naples Award Program

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Thank you to all the volunteers who showed up on Saturday to our 1st bike build with Bikes For Tykes , 200 bikes built in 1 hour and there were even additional bikes brought for donation! It takes a village and we're proud to be apart of this one 💙
Today in the showroom at DeVoe Subaru 200 bikes were built to benefit children from 5 elementary schools. A number of Community Civic organizations along with Bike for Tykes built the bikes. Thanks to all who gave their time to put some smiles on kids faces.
Come out to our Bikes For Tykes Bike Build this Saturday from 11-2 at the dealership we'll be building 200 bikes for children in need ❤
Sunrise Rotary along with teams from the community put on a bike build event at Lee County Sheriff's Outreach Center at Miromar Outlets. Thirty Bikes were built and given to children associated with New Horizons of SWFL. Support provided by Bikes for Tykes and coverage by Wink News. Lots of smiles on those kids! (https://www.bikesfortykes.org/)

Bikes for Tykes, Inc. © is a 501(c)(3) Corporation. Our mission is to provide underprivileged children and families in need with bicycles. Bikes for Tykes exists to give little people bicycles.

Why?

1. Empowerment - A bicycle is not JUST a bicycle to a young person. It is freedom, independence, transportation and much, much more.

2. Improve Health - We are witnessing an obesity epidemic. Getting people on bikes is an important step in changing that. Getting them on bicycles when younger is HUGE.

3. Help the Environment - Bikes for Tykes, when possible, refurbishes preloved bicycles in

Operating as usual

Photos from Bikes For Tykes's post 04/06/2022

BBQ today for the Volunteers we couldn’t do without. Seasonal
Volunteers leave shortly after Easter and we will miss them. Anne Riffle making sure table and grill ready!

04/05/2022

45 new bicycles from the Estero Walmart!

Thank you for helping Bikes For Tykes.

Photos from Bikes For Tykes's post 04/03/2022

Volunteers at Bikes for Tykes work at recycling donated bicycles. We repair and restore thousands of adult bicycles each. These adult bicycles are sold in order to buy children's bicycles to donate. See a list of locations where bicycles can be dropped off for donation here: https://bikesfortykes.org/bike-drop-off/

Photos from Bikes For Tykes's post 04/03/2022

Bicycle mechanics from Bikes for Tykes supported the participants in the Special Olympics on Saturday.

The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.



Special Olympics Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Photos from Bikes For Tykes's post 03/27/2022

On Saturday, Bikes For Tykes provided support vehicles and bicycle repair for the Pan Florida Challenge charity bicycle ride. We made emergency repairs on the road so riders could complete the 100 mile day.

The Pan-Florida Challenge Cancer Bike Ride is a fundraising initiative that takes place annually in March to support cancer prevention research at Moffitt Cancer Center, patients, and hungry children throughout the state of Florida, as malnutrition has been shown to increase the risk of cancer.

Angel Wheels Bike Build – Bikes for Tykes 03/23/2022

Angel Wheels Bike Build – Bikes for Tykes

The Kiwanis Division 22 needs your help to change the lives of deserving children in your community!

We are inviting those in our community committed to making the dream of owning a bicycle a reality for children who otherwise might not own one. The goal is to build 50 new bicycles for local children.

Sponsor a bike, bring a few friends or co-workers and build bicycles with us! The more sponsors we have, the more people are involved and the greater number of children we get to impact.

No one forgets the joy of receiving their first bicycle. A bicycle empowers a child, giving them their first taste of true independence, self-reliance, self-esteem, and helping build the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Millions of children never experience these joys and freedoms – their lives are not favored by fortune or circumstance and a bicycle is a luxury their family cannot afford. Your donation will be the key to filling this gap and empowering these children with self-esteem.

SUPPORT OUR ANGEL WHEELS BIKE BUILD BY DONATING TODAY!

Learn more and donate here: https://bikesfortykes.org/bike-campaigns/

Angel Wheels Bike Build – Bikes for Tykes Angel Wheels Bike Build Angel Wheels is a program from Bikes for Tykes. We are inviting those in our community committed to making the dream of owning a bicycle a reality for children who otherwise might not own one. The goal is to build 50 new bicycles for local children. Sponsor a bike, bring a fe...

Volunteers built bikes for kids in need 03/23/2022

Volunteers built bikes for kids in need

This is the WINK NEWS video for the Angel Wheels bike build on November 21, 2021.

https://www.winknews.com/2021/11/12/volunteers-built-bikes-for-kids-in-need-in-estero/

Volunteers built bikes for kids in need Volunteers and Lee County Sheriff’s deputies joined forces to assemble bikes for fourth and fifth-graders in Southwest Florida. This event took place at the Miromar Outlets along Corkscrew Road in Estero. The kids receiving those bikes had big smiles all over their faces. Not only were they excite...

03/08/2022

Skip went to the Detroit Autorama this past weekend. While he was there he got to meet 'Chip Foose' the renown custom car designer. While he was talking to him he said he too liked to re-do bicycles and give them away. He then asked Skip how Bikes for Tykes was funded. Skip told him it was by "personal donations", then he surprised Skip. He reached into his pocket and handed him a 'one hundred dollar' bill and said to add this to the Bikes for Tykes fund.

02/21/2022

Bikes for Tykes was featured in a full page article in the Naples Daily News on January 23, 2022.

Photos from Bikes For Tykes's post 12/21/2021

Christmas party for Bikes For Tykes, fun had by all.

11/21/2021

BikesForTykesInc. had an incridible day today. The 'un-sung heroes' of Bikes For Tykes along with 100+ VOLUNTEERS from 3 Kiwanis Clubs, a Rotary Club, and 2 Key Clubs were able to build 200 new bicycles for 5 local Elementary Schools in ONE hour!!! How AMAZING is that? It was like looking into Santa's Workshop and watching all the Elves hard at work for Christmas. It was fantastic!!! This day all of you were Santa's Elves and what a way to start off the Christmas Season!!!!
My sincere THANKS to DeVoe Subaru for their generous donation to make this all happen, and to my staff of 'un-sung heroes' from Bikes For Tykes, I Thank You all for your many hours of volunteering that makes Bikes For Tykes, Inc. what it is.
Skip Riffle

Volunteers built bikes for kids in need 11/14/2021

Volunteers built bikes for kids in need

Bikes For Tykes, Inc. along with the Rotory Club of Fort Myers Sunset, sponsored a Community Bike Build to produce 30 new bikes that were given away to at risk children of New Horizons of Estero/Bonita Springs. The build took place on Friday November 12th at Miromar Outlets. Business Sponsors, and the Lee County Sheriff's Office sent teams to build and give away these shiny NEW bicycles along with helmets and locks to these area children.
Ellen Ghelardi, the President of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunset, proclaimed the event as an 'Overwhelming Success' and is looking forward to a 200 Bike Build in the near future. So all of you merchants, business owners, civic leaders, and citizens give Ellen a call at 610-533-2837 and let her know you enjoyed the "build' and want to get involved with the next one.

Volunteers built bikes for kids in need Volunteers and Lee County Sheriff’s deputies joined forces to assemble bikes for fourth and fifth-graders in Southwest Florida. This event took place at the Miromar Outlets along Corkscrew Road in Estero. The kids receiving those bikes had big smiles all over their faces. Not only were they excite...

Photos from Bikes For Tykes's post 11/12/2021

Bike Build Miromar Outlet Mall Estero with teams from all over SW Florida. 30 bikes being built through the generosity of these businesses!
Www.BikesForTykes.org

11/12/2021

Bikes for tykes bikes build Miromar Outlet mall.

Photos from Bill Burton's post 11/09/2021

Photos from Bill Burton's post

Photos from Bill Burton's post 11/09/2021

Photos from Bill Burton's post

06/25/2021

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Bikes For Tykes, Inc. picking up abandoned bikes at FGCU. Thank you FGCU, these bikes will go to many who need transportation and can't afford it. Your HELP with our program is VERY appreciated.

Photos from Champions For Learning's post 06/05/2021

Photos from Champions For Learning's post

Photos from Champions For Learning's post 06/05/2021

Photos from Champions For Learning's post

Groups work together to provide bikes for college-bound students 06/05/2021

Groups work together to provide bikes for college-bound students

Todd Geroy and John Whipple , Bikes For Tykes and Champions For Learning preparing students for college! 40 Free Bikes !
You can help us by Donating to https://BikesForTykes.org

Groups work together to provide bikes for college-bound students Transportation is expensive, but especially for young, college-bound students. A car may be out of reach for those who have big college plans and a small budget. Now, two groups in Collier County are teaming up to make sure that dozens of students have a way to get from place to place. Djully Claris...

Photos from Bikes For Tykes's post 05/22/2021

Donna Fiala park FREE bike repairs day. Come out!

05/22/2021

Bikes For Tykes Repair Day FREE

Providing necessary repairs to Bikes, replace or repair parts, tires, contact us for more information.

02/06/2021

FREE BIKE REPAIRS at Wheels BMX Center
From 10AM until 2PM today Saturday Feb 6th.

01/28/2021

FEELING Lucky? Contact me to get your tickets Jeanette [email protected]🥰

01/21/2021

Bikes For Tykes, Inc., End of Year Newsletter. Thank you to all our supporters we were able to distribute more than 700 Bikes to needy children and adults. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us here, if you'd like to donate to our cause, please visit our website www.BikesforTykes.org The Children and the entire volunteer organization Thank You All.

mywabashvalley.com 12/26/2020

Christmas gift travels over 11 hundred miles for Terre Haute boy

mywabashvalley.com TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A gift that traveled over 1,000 miles to Terre Haute made Christmas memorable for a local mom and her son with special needs. Santa and a reindeer made a trip …

12/23/2020

Bikes For Tykes, Inc. wants to THANK Cloud 10 Car Wash on Naples East Trail for their support this Christmas to provide 20 inch bicycles for the children of Collier County. Without your help we could not have done our work. Merry Christmas to all.

12/23/2020

Bikes For TYkes Pres. Skip Riffle and Nina Eluna, Exc. Director of Dr.Piper Center of Social Services loading 20 new bicycles to be given out to children of Ft. Myers this Christmas. From both agencies Merry Christmas to all.

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Thank you to all our supporters. 200 Bicycles now being built for Christmas gifts. A little goes a long way when so many people are generous, from $1 to $10,000 we have been blessed.

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10/23/2020

Bikes for Tykes is having a Charity Car Wash this Saturday and Sunday from 10 until 3. Bikes For Tykes and Cloud10 are trying to raise funds to purchase 200 childrens bicycles for Chrisymas. Together we can make Christmas happen for these kids.
Culvers's Restraunt is discounting their Famous Frozen Custard to $3 per pint. All proceeds go to Bikes For Tykes.
Come out to 5080 East Tamiami Trail and get your car washed, get some frozen custard and help make Christmas happen for 200 Collier County kids.

10/22/2020
08/15/2020

This is Sophie making a donation to help kids get a bike for Christmas. Sophie helped make the Food and Thought fundraiser a SUCCESS....Thank You Sophie!!!!😊

06/26/2020

è Bella Magazine

Caught in the Act of Kindness Alert!

Naples Children and Education Foundation recently awarded The Immokalee Foundation $558,000 in grant funding, which will be used to support the educational and career programming the foundation offers to elementary, middle school and high school students.

Chef Vincenzo Betulia of The French Naples, Osteria Tulia and Bar Tulia, has announced a $100,000 challenge with the donation of 4,000 $25 gift cards to be used to help feed Collier County school teachers.

The Greater Naples YMCA teamed up with Bikes For Tykes to collect over $600 in cash donations and more than 60 bike donations, which will be distributed to children of families in the YMCA’s early learning and school-age programs.

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center received a $50,000 matching gift challenge from The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. The Foundation will match every dollar contributed from new donors received prior to October 31, 2020.

Our Story

As you can see, we are a volunteer organization of professional retired business people that have devoted their spare time to repair, refurbish and rebuild bicycles that have been donated, collected, discarded into beautiful new bicycles for children of all ages.

Would you enjoy spending time doing little things that make a great difference in children’s lives? This is it, we need skilled and non-skilled (we train) mechanics, volunteers to help pick up and deliver bicycles, clean the shop, organize inventory and so much more.

We also need help with attending functions, taking photos, meet and greet, do you have a computer, internet, graphic, Facebook, PR or video skills, we can use your help all day long.

Contact Jeanette Igoe, Treasurer for Bikes For Tykes at 239-572-3269 or [email protected].

Videos (show all)

Bikes For Tykes Repair Day FREE
Hop-a-Long Cassidy then and now.
Hop-a-Long Cassidy then and now.
Lipman Family Farms Donates 200 Bicycles
Lipman Family Farms bring back packs to students.
Lipman Family Farms Back to School Event 8/2019
Bikes For Tykes builds 200 Bicycles for Lipman Farms Back to School

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We offer reconditioned and refurbished bicycles into like New condition for local children, adults with disabilities and needy family members for transportation purposes for work, etc.

Founded 1985

Bikes for Tykes exists to give deserving people bicycles.

Mission: Ensure every child in America has a bicycle.

Why?

1. Empowerment - A bicycle is not JUST a bicycle to a young person. It is freedom, independence, transportation and much, much more.

2. Improve Health - We are witnessing an obesity epidemic. Getting people on bikes is an important step in changing that. Getting them on bicycles when younger is HUGE.

3. Help the Environment - Bikes for Tykes, when possible, refurbishes preloved bicycles instead of letting them go into a landfill. It costs 50% of the cost of a new bike meaning we can give away LOTS more bikes.

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5950 Cope Ln
Naples, FL
34112

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