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 We provide bikes for any child, 18 years old and younger, in the greater Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area who would otherwise not be able to have one. Children should experience the responsibility, excitement and freedom that comes with owning a bike.

Bob's Free Bikes is in need of volunteers to:

Deliver bicycles to recipients and pick up bicycles from donors

Work as mechanics reconditioning donated bikes.  We will train you!  

 

If you would like to have a rewarding experience, please click the Volunteer button below.

June 1, 2024 -  Show your support for Bob's Free Bikes by shopping at Paul's Ace Hardware in Fountain Hills .  For the month of June, when you make a purchase, you can round up the purchase price to the next dollar and the additional funds will go to Bob's Free Bikes.

April 6, 2024 -  The volunteers with Bob's Free Bikes spent a fun-filled day full of all things cycling and encouraging an active lifestyle at the annual CycloMesa festival on the Plaza in Mesa.  Attendees had a choice of activities including a 

bike rodeo hosted by Phoenix Children’s Hospitaland free helmets and fitting provided by City of Mesa’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.

Entertainment was provided by a BMX stunt show, roller derby demos, live music, juggling unicyclists and a backwards bike rider.

February 17, 2024 -  Today 130 riders participated in the 6th annual Gran Fondo and gave over $1,600 in donations for Bob's Free Bikes.

McDowell Mountain Cycles sponsored this unique free ride around the Fountain Hills area. Two distances were available, 55K (34miles) and 87K (54 miles).  Volunteers supplied the ride with sag support and two aid stations along the routes. Both routes began and finished at McDowell Mountain Cycles.  An added feature this year was the Specialized team that provided demo bikes and advice for those looking for a new ride.

Our heart-felt thanks to the staff at McDowell Mountain Cycles, Specialized Bicycle, our riders and volunteers for making this event such a success!

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January 7, 2024 -  SAVE THE DATE!  The 6th annual Gran Fondo road ride sponsored by McDowell Mountain Cycles is scheduled for February 17, 2024.  Last year, this free event raised $2,600 in donations for Bob's Free Bikes.

McDowell Mountain Cycles will offer this unique ride around the Fountain Hills area. Last year, two distances are available, 55K (34miles) and 87K (54 miles).  This year's routes are being finalized and will be similar in length.  It will be a fully supported ride for everyone with sag support and two aid stations along the route. Both routes start and finish at McDowell Mountain Cycles. 


What is a Gran Fondo? - Gran Fondo is an Italian term which very loosely translates to “Big Ride”.  Gran Fondos are designed for everyone. whether you are an experienced cyclist wanting to push your own limits, or you are someone new to riding and want to ride at your own pace. 

Come and support Bob's Free Bikes mission to provide a bike for any child, 18 years old and younger, in the greater Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area who would otherwise not be able to have one. Children should experience the responsibility, excitement and freedom that comes with owning a bike.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/mcdowellmountaincycles

January 3, 2024 - The final tally is in.  For 2023, Bob's Free Bikes provided 1,158 bicycles to those in need! Congratulations to our staff of dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this happen.  In addition, we want to acknowledge all those who donated bicycles, parts and funding.  Without their support, we would not have accomplished this milestone.

Thank You!

Year
Bikes distributed
2024
729
2023
1158
2022
1085
2021
802
2020
710
2019
720
2018
475
2017
110
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