Repairing bikes, providing freedom

Riding a bike is a low-cost alternative form of transportation that enables self-sufficiency for young people, refugees and veterans emerging from homelessness. A safe, reliable bike means a way to get to school, work or other destinations. It provides freedom.

Freewheels Houston volunteers repair bikes donated by generous Houstonians. Recipients are identified by schools, refugee resettlement agencies, veterans service agencies and other nonprofits.

Currently, most of the bikes we repair are given to refugee and immigrant students at Wisdom High School in southwest Houston and veterans and others emerging from homelessness and living in permanent supportive housing.

Do you know how to repair bikes? Do you want to learn more? Freewheels is a place to apply and learn skills while providing a needed service.

Volunteer to repair bikes

If you already know your way around bikes, we will put you to work on a bike right away. If you want to learn more about bike repair, our experienced volunteer mechanics will help you learn.

We also have other tasks around the shop, including cleaning and prepping bikes. We’re also looking for help to distribute bikes, provide bike safety instruction and improve our communications–the work that will enable Freewheels to provide transportation alternatives to more people.


Donate your used bikes

Our greatest current need is for adult hybrid and mountain bikes, typically with 26-inch and 700c wheels. We also accept 29ers. Although our goal is to accept all bike donations, our current capacity to store children’s bikes is very limited.

We receive bike donations during our workdays on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Our shop is located at 6020 Jessamine #204, Houston, TX 77081 in southwest Houston.


We need your financial support

Freewheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on community financial support to ensure that we have bike parts and supplies; locks, lights and helmets, and the tools and facilities to operate safely and efficiently. Your contributions will help us serve more people.


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