Where used bikes become useful transportation
What i s your a ge ncy’s focus for 2017?
We continue to expand our reach to the community through work with the women’s reentry program, among others, and always provide bikes to the disadvantaged in exchange for volunteer work in our shop. Our new Mobile Bike Unit is almost completed and will start to visit the schools in our area very soon. The annual Christmas party will happen as usual with our hopes of providing 1,400 bikes or more for the kids. We are having a 10th anniversary dinner party at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach on Dec. 16, and we are planning a golf tournament in early 2018. How can the community help?
The community’s need for bicycles is never-ending, as is the organization’s need for funding, volunteers and used bikes that technicians can overhaul. The popularity of the organization has grown, and with it, the costs. Jack the Bike Man drives all over the county collecting bikes or donations of parts. We could use your help: Contributions of money, time, and bikes are needed to keep Jack the Bike Man rolling.
Trained technicians repair used bikes donated to Jack the Bike Man in West Palm Beach. The not-for-profit organization’s warehouse contains thousands of bicycle parts and more than a dozen repair stations in order to provide free bikes to the community.