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 on their use.
We have evaluated this equipment and identified some of the items that we will distribute. We’re also on the lookout for tools and other materials that will improve operations and the volunteers’ experience. Donating these items through our Amazon shopping list is another way to support our project. At this time, our generous supporters help us acquire helmets at a price that beats Amazon and other channels.
Thanks for your help.
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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, students identified by the faculty and staff at Wisdom High School and veterans who participate in the supportive housing programs of the Veterans Administration, USVets and American GI Forum.
Please complete the form on the Contact Us page with a short explanation of your current situation and why you need a bike.
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.
We’ve got plenty of bikes that need to be repaired for refugees, immigrant high school students and veterans emerging from homelessness.