Repairing bikes, providing freedom

Bicycles are low-cost alternative forms of transportation that enable self-sufficiency for refugees, young people 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 refugees, 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

If you maintain your own bike and already know the basics, 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 need people who will clean and prepare bikes for repair and participate in bike distributions and safety instruction.


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. 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.


Freewheels posts Amazon wishlist

When a refugee or veteran receives a clean, refurbished bike from Freewheels, he or she also receives equipment that will make the bike more useful and safe–including a lock, lights and a helmet–and a briefing… Read More

Do you need a bike for transportation?

Freewheels Houston provides bikes to people who need transportation. Our principal requirement is for recipients to get a referral letter from a teacher, case manager or pastor. Our priority is to give bikes to refugees,… Read More

Masks required at Freewheels workdays

Freewheels volunteers will be repairing bikes on Friday and Saturday mornings. We will continue to require all volunteers and visitors to wear masks and maintain social distancing in line with continuing recommendations from medical experts.… Read More

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