Freewheels and our bike recipients benefit from the generosity of many people and organizations.
The Aubrey and Sylvia Farb Community Service Fund at Congregation Emanu El provided a grant that is covering the cost of parts and safety equipment for 100 students at Margaret Wisdom High School in Gulfton. The Christ the King Lutheran Church Foundation–where Freewheels was established in 2015–made three grants that made our early years possible.
Legacy Community Health in partnership with the Texas Medical Association’s Hard Hats for Little Heads program provided the helmets for Wisdom students and other bike recipients.
Mirrcycle Corporation recently donated 200 bike bells. It’s good to let people know you are coming.
Every weekend, Houstonians bring bikes that they aren’t using. Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy collected more than 100 bikes from the community and donated them to Freewheels.
Salem Lutheran Church, which has collected more than 100 bikes during Salem Serving Days, has permitted Freewheels to store bikes at its Meyerland location.
Houston’s bike shops, including REI, Blue Line Bike Lab, Sugar Cycle Works, Planetary Cycles, Bike Barn and others have been generous with their support.
We would not have been able to launch Freewheels without the help of the mechanics at student-run Rice Bikes on the Rice University campus. They have continued to pitch in.
In 2018, Freewheels was one of 10 winners of the Park Tool 2018 Community Grant Program, The company awarded two new Park Tool repair stands, a Park Tool professional mechanic tool kit and the authoritative Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair.