In the Spring of 2020, we began collecting, repairing and distributing used bicycles, primarily to kids in need. It didn’t take long to realize how many quality used bikes are out there and how many kids need wheels for exercise, transportation and fun. The program proved so successful we made it a permanent part of our programming adding a Bike Hub where we store bikes waiting for repair and pickup, parts, tools and materials.
To date, 150 bikes have found new owners and created thousands more smiles.
In 2021, we signed on with LA Metro as part of their Adopt-A-Bike program in an effort to reach even more people in need of reliable transportation. Through partnerships with Boys and Girls Clubs and LARRP, we have managed to enhance and expand the program, adding student trainings and workshops. Our goal is to offer complete services to train students in bike mechanics, bike safety, business management and community advocacy.
The program continues to grow, thanks to generous supporters that cover the costs of parts and supplies. Please support if you can to help grow the program through our GoFundMe Campaign
DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, WE ARE NOT TAKING NEW REQUESTS AT THIS TIME.
If you are in need of a kids bike, use THIS FORM to request a FREE used bicycle and we’ll do our best to find a match. There are a few guidelines:
- Limit 2 per family.
- The number of bicycles, sizes, color, and styles are limited and all bikes are in as-is condition.
- Walk ‘n Rollers will contact you directly when a bicycle is ready for pickup.
- Walk ‘n Rollers is unable to deliver bicycles. Please be sure you are able to arrange for pickup in West Los Angeles.
- Please make sure to download and sign our disclaimer form before you pick up a bicycle.