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December 31, 2022Bobs Free Bikes wishes all of its volunteers and supporters a happy and prosperous New year.

We would like to thank our volunteers and supporters for their support during 2022, without your support we could not have given out 1085 bikes and made a lot of kids very happy.  Here's to a happy and successful 2023!

December 19, 2022 -  The 2022 Fountain Hills Community Center Holiday Tree Decorating Contest Winner for Most Creative is Bob's Free Bikes! Come see the Christmas trees on display at the Fountain Hills Community Center located at 13001 N La Montana Drive in Fountain Hills

December 15, 2022 - Today, the volunteers at Bob's Free Bikes reached a milestone by delivering 1000 bicycles within a calendar year.  Bob Mandel came by bearing donuts, shaking hands and congratulating the crew.  He said "When I started this venture, my goal was to deliver 52 bikes in a year... and you guys ruined everything!" Then he offered his heartfelt thanks to each of us.  By the day's end, the total stood at 1008 and year isn't over yet!  

November 24, 2022 - Bob's Free Bikes volunteers along with founder, Bob Mandel, was one of many groups that participated in the 38th Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Day Parade, the only such parade in Arizona.    

November 21, 2022 -  The volunteers at Bob's Free Bikes delivered 74 bicycles to the kindergartners at Frank Elementary School in Guadalupe, AZ.  Phoenix Children's Hospital provided helmets for each of the new cyclists and MCSO Community Outreach helped distribute bikes.  Many smiling kids...

November 14, 2022 -  This past weekend, we received over $1,000 in donations from those visiting our booth at the Fountain Festival of the Arts and Crafts.  Thank you for your support!

October 29, 2022 - Thank you all who stopped at our booth during the Fountain Hills Spooky Blast Halloween celebration at the Four Peaks Park.

August 26, 2022 - Bob's Free Bikes was the recipient of 22 new bicycles donated by Global Roofing Group.  As part of a company sponsored leadership event in Tempe, AZ , thirty Global Roofing Group managers participated in a "giving back" session where they assembled the new bikes.  Global Roofing Group is a commercial roofing contractor headquartered in Phoenix with six additional satellite offices. One of their core values is giving back and supporting local communities by partnering with programs like Bob's Free Bikes.  Thank you for helping us put smiles of 22 young faces!
July 22, 2022 - Bob's Free Bikes was chosen as a community service project by the children attending the Phoenix Police Youth Experience at the Mountain View precinct.   We received over 20 bikes, a donation of $4,000 and a note of encouragement shown below.  Our Heartfelt THANK YOU! to these wonderful kids and officers.
March 9, 2022 - We received our 5000th donated bicycle.
June, 2021 - Our Director of Operations was interviewed on radio station K-Love (in Phoenix at 89.1 FM and 89.9 FM).  Check it out:​
K-Love Radio Interview
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