Safe, reliable bicycles afford an alternative to walking or transit and enable refugees and others to get to work, school, shopping and other destinations
Bicycles donated by generous Houstonians are repaired by volunteer mechanics and distribute bikes to refugees and others through partnerships with refugee resettlement agencies, nonprofit social service agencies and schools. Bikes provide transportation for essential trips, the chance to explore the city and a means to ease isolation among people starting a new life in Houston.
- Freewheels Houston is adding a new shift on Mondays from 4-7 p.m. for volunteers to repair used bikes for people who need transportation to work and school in Houston. Freewheels will continue to welcome bike repair volunteers on Fridays from …Read More »
- Salem Lutheran Church in Meyerland will be collecting used bicycles for Freewheels Houston on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 4930 West Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX 77035-3202. Freewheels Houston’s greatest needs are for adult hybrid and mountain …Read More »
- Teaming with PAIR Houston and BikeHouston, Freewheels Houston volunteers introduced 65 refugee middle-schoolers to new bike skills–and new bikes–during a two-day camp at the Houston Independent School District’s Jane Long Academy in late June. The campers also were entertained by …Read More »
- Living Lutheran, a monthly magazine published by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, highlighted Freewheels Houston in the cover story in the May 2018 edition: https://www.livinglutheran.org/2018/05/30429/. From the story: “For refugees in Houston, transportation to work can often make or break job security. Just …Read More »
- ‘Hidden Heroes’ spotlights Freewheels volunteers Freewheels is grateful to “Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes” and the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance at Rice University for their great work, including this recent segment highlighting our efforts to improve mobility …Read More »