Bikes For Tykes

Bikes For Tykes

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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/)
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/)
Another 100 bikes getting delivered to DeVoe Subaru's showroom for Bikes for Tykes Christmas Bike Build on Nov 20th. It's benefitting Avalon, Shadow, Manatee and Caloosa Elementary Schools. Thanks to Raymond Building Supply for their help in transporting the bikes from our storage facility to DeVoe Subaru.
https://www.bikesfortykes.org/
Our first shipment of bikes went into DeVoe Subaru's showroom in Naples. Bikes for Tykes is working at two upcoming events for kids. One at Miromar Outlets (Nov 12th) and one at DeVoe Subaru (Nov 20th). Your donations have helped put smiles on kids faces since 1987. Lets keep this going into 2022, consider giving at: https://www.bikesfortykes.org/
Operation Wings...it's taking flight!

Today was an amazing day!!! We went to Naples, Florida to meet with Skip Riffle, who heads-up "Bikes for Tykes" which is an organization that donates bicycles to children & people in need!

This past year his organization & volunteers donated over 1,500 bicycles! He was kind enough to give us 20 bicycles that we will fix-up and make good as new!

A little TLC, elbow grease, help from people like Skip, our corporate donors, and church sponsors are all helping us get started on our mission to deliver our 1st Annual Bicycle drive!

We have teamed up with local community leaders in Port St Lucie to give local kids in need a bicycle of their own!!!

Thank you Skip and everyone helping to put this mission together!! If you are interested in helping out in anyway please messenger me!!

The event will be on September 11, 2021 @ St James Orthodox Church, in Port St.Lucie. There will be a BBQ, organized bike ride and lots of kids riding their new bikes!!!

As Father Maximus believes "Supporting children in our local community inspires faith, hope and love." He is certain it is the foundation for a stronger future.
Bikes For Tykes, Inc. was proud to be part of the Naples 4th of July parade. From all of the FANTASTIC Board Members of BFT, Inc. Thank you for the privledge to honor America and our community.
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.
Bikes For Tykes, at work 'Helping' Thanks Mike Nelson for your Help.....BFT
Eric Andelin of Tampa just bought a Beautiful Custom built "Terry Osell" road bikes from Bikes For Tykes, Inc. We have lots of BEAUTIFUL bike for sale. Your purchases fund or mission of giving a bike to every child and adult in need in S.W. Florida. Thank You Eric for your help.....enjoy the ride!!!!!

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 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

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!
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11/12/2021

Bike build 2021

Bike build 2021

11/12/2021

Bikes for tykes bikes build Miromar Outlet mall.

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

Please visit www.bikesfortykes.org

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.

06/26/2020

Proud to be of service to Bikes For Tykes, Inc., they work hard and their only reward is the joy they receive from the recipients of their phenomenal work creating and building bicycles. If you’d like,e to support our 100% Volunteer organization, please let us know here or we accept Donations http://BikesForTykes.org

06/26/2020

Bikes For Tykes

05/15/2020

Are you cleaning out your garage and have bicycles you want to donate to BFT? Please contact Skip for pickup at 239.450.3366.

You can make a difference in a life of a another person.

05/13/2020

Helmet fitting at the Naples YMCA Bikes for Tykes event on Saturday, May 9.

05/11/2020

Saturday, May 9 BFT participated with a bike give away and helmet fitting at the Naples YMCA.

Participants were Tracy Kennedy, Dave and Karen Pasquale, Todd Geroy, and four other students for the mechanics class.

About 70 bikes were given away.

05/03/2020

It’s not just for the little tykes anymore. According to founder Skip Riffle of Naples, Florida, there is also a need among adults looking for transportation to work – such as the field workers in Immokalee, Florida – and a need by some seniors for a safer form of recreation than a two-wheeler offers. [pic 1]



With that in mind, Fred Hammer helped Freda Belanger of Imperial Bonita Estates arrange for her rusted, and broken EZ Roll Regal of antique vintage to be added to Frank Gaylord’s trailer load of other bikes headed to Skip’s workshop.

Freda, not the tallest lady, needed a three-wheeler that allowed her to pedal with her seat slightly back of the pedal hub, and this one had an adjustable frame that did just that! [pic 2]



So, while Skip’s team of volunteers took Freda's trike apart, and repaired, replaced, and adjusted whatever was needed to make Freda's bike look and ride like new, Fred took the frame and other parts home for hours and hours of grinding and sanding to prep it for a new coat of paint. [pic 3]

Finally, on March 23, Frank introduced Freda to her new, old three-wheeler while friend Hazel Ewing looked on. [pic 4]

Fred and Frank unloaded the trike, and Freda admired the new wheels. [pic 5]

Within minutes, Freda was riding into the sunset with a smile on her face. [pic 6]

The next day, Freda rode to Pauline Drive, where Bob B. admired her new ride. [pic 7]

Bikes for Tykes (and families!) wishes Freda many happy miles….

Please consider a donation to Bikes for Tykes, and make our next season a little happier for tykes of all ages! Visit at www.bikesfortykes.org and click on “Donations.”

05/01/2020

Please help us achieve our goals, we need help for our hard working volunteers. We have purchased an AC and need your help to install it. No amount too small or large. You can Donate at www.BikesForTykes.org

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].

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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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