When volunteers repair bikes for refugees and others, they can help transform lives for people starting new lives in Houston:
- Freewheels bikes have enabled refugees to support their families. Many rely on bikes to get to work, English-language classes and grocery stores.
- Our bikes have given veterans emerging from homelessness a way to get to jobs and medical appointments.
- Working with school staff, our bikes were rewards for middle-school students in Alief for superior attendance, improved grades and progress in other areas.
- Children received their first bikes—and the chance to explore a wider world.
You can help build bikes
Volunteer sessions on Friday and Saturday mornings are an opportunity for volunteers to work in a friendly environment to increase the number of bikes we can provide. If you maintain your own bike and already know the basics, we will put you to work on a bike right away. If you are unfamiliar with bike maintenance but you want to help, our experienced volunteers will help you learn.