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.
Volunteer to repair bikes
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.
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, and we’re looking for help to distribute bikes, provide bike safety instruction and improve our communications--the work that will enable Freewheels to grow.
We need used bikes and your support
Freewheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that relies on donations of used adult hybrid and mountain bikes to repair. Community financial support ensures that we have bike parts and supplies; locks, lights and helmets, and the tools and facilities to operate safely and efficiently.