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Bikes equal freedom

The goal of Freewheels Houston is to give people freedom by giving them mobility.

Through the generosity of Houstonians and the work of resourceful volunteers, we give used bikes to provide people with the freedom to pursue a new life in Houston by enhancing their mobility.

Our business model is simple:

  • We ask Houstonians to donate used bicycles.
  • We rely on volunteer mechanics to repair bikes.
  • We distribute bikes to people who need a way to work, school or other destinations including refugees, teenagers and veterans emerging from homelessness.

Give the gift of mobility on Giving Tuesday

Getting around Houston is a challenge for everyone. If you don’t have a car, it’s even harder. On Giving Tuesday, you can help Freewheels Houston help some of our neighbors by providing bikes to get to work or school. We’ve given bikes to immigrant and refugee high school students and veterans…

Wisdom High School, Freewheels celebrate Farb Fund grant

Freewheels Houston and staff and students at Margaret Wisdom High School recently gathered to thank the Aubrey & Sylvia Farb Community Service Fund at Congregation Emanu El for its generous grant to support Freewheels’ program to provide bikes, helmets, locks and lights to 100 students. Mr. and Mrs. Farb and…

Freewheels Houston receives IRS 501(c)(3) determination

Freewheels Houston has received its determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating that the organization is exempt from federal law under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that donors may deduct their donations under Section 170 of the tax code. FW_IRS_determination04232019