December 6, 2015
06 Dec 2015

Big Bike Build 2015 Photo Collage

Share your Big Bike Build photos with us on our Facebook and we’ll add them to this collage!

December 2, 2015
02 Dec 2015

Special Money Raffle, Big Bike Build 2015

Special Money Raffle – win cash for the holidays and help a child get a bike.

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets. Drawings on the day of the Bike Build. Buy for yourself. Ask friends and colleagues to give. Everyone gets multiple chances (11) to win $100 in gold and silver coins (even if you’re not present).

Buy your raffle tickets online. Not interested in the raffle? You can still donate to help a kid get a bike.

Special Money Raffle - 2015 Big Bike Build

November 18, 2015
18 Nov 2015

The San Francisco 49ers Become Bike Mechanics for a Day

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Earlier this year, Optum Pro Cycling teamed up with volunteers from healthcare company Optum, the San Francisco 49ers, and California-based non-profit Turning Wheels for Kids to build and distribute 50 bikes—with helmets and locks—to students of the 49ers Academy, which enrolls middle school students in unique educational programs. It was an interesting sight seeing 300-plus-pound lineman and 130-pound pro cyclists wrenching shoulder to shoulder on a Raleigh or Diamondback bike.

November 6, 2015
06 Nov 2015

Big Bike Build Open Registration Saturday 11/7 at 10am

Don’t forget, registration for the big bike build will be open to the public Saturday 11/7 at 10am!

San Jose Registration

Tri Valley Registration

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October 25, 2015
25 Oct 2015

Gearing Up: Bring Bikes to Children

In February of 2015, two siblings donated a bike to a child whose bike had been stolen. The joy that this small act inspired led the siblings, Luke and Natalie Bartell (ages 16 and 18), to wonder how they could impact even more children, and make a difference in their community. Thus began Gearing Up, the brainchild of Lucas. Our goal is to provide bikes, skateboards, and scooters to children in foster care, group homes, and areas of low socio-economic growth. The mission is simple: to give children a tool that can help them start gearing up for a better tomorrow.

LEARN MORE

October 18, 2015
18 Oct 2015

Big Bike Build Registration Guide

BBB BannerRegistration for the 2015 Big Bike Build will be handled through Eventbrite. The registration system is easy to use but if you need help, please refer to the guide below. Pre-registration will include a guaranteed spot for a donation of $100. Open registration will be free and open to all.

Once you’ve registered as an individual, team captain, or team member, you will receive an email confirmation and may log back in to Eventbrite in order to manage your account. You will need to bring your confirmation information on the day of the Big Bike Build.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Pre-Registration

Registering as an individual

1. Click on “Participate as an individual.”

2. Complete the form with your name and information.

3. Use your credit card to make the donation.

Registering as a team captain

1. Click on “Create a Team” and give your team a unique name (Example: Team DPR). You will need to send this team name to all of your team members.

2. Complete the form for yourself and however many members you are registering at the moment. You will need their name and email. There is a 10 member cap per team.

3. Additional members can join your team later (more information below).

4. You will need to pay for however members you are registering.

5. You can manage your team by clicking on “Manage your team.”

Joining a team

1. Click on “Join a team” and search for your Team name. You will need to find out your team name from your team captain.

2. Complete the form with your name and information.

3. You may also register other people if you know their name and email. There is a 10 member cap per team.

4. You will need to pay for however members you are registering.

Ticket Types

1. When creating a team, you can register the entire team (you will need each team members name, email, and shirt size), or you may register yourself and pre-pay for your team. (This is for securing as many spots needed for your team if you do not know your team member’s information

2. Once your ticket is purchased, you will receive a promotional code (example: MYTEAM30) that you will need to send to your team members along with the team name. This code will be used to register the rest of your team depending on which special ticket you purchased.

4. Your team members will need to return to Eventbrite, follow the “Joining a team” instructions above, and click on Enter promotional code when joining your team.

For more information, visit the Eventbrite Customer support center.

Open Registration

Registering as an individual

1. Click on “Participate as an individual.”

2. Complete the form with your name and information.

3. You will receive a confirmation email and may return to Eventbrite to manage your registration.

Registering as a team captain

1. Click on “Create a Team” and give your team a unique name (Example: Team DPR). You will need to send this team name to all of your team members.

2. Complete the form for yourself and however many members you are registering at the moment. You will need their name and email. There is a 10 member cap per team.

3. Additional members can join your team later (more information below).

4. You can return to the registration team and manage your team by clicking on “Manage your team.”

Joining a team

1. Click on “Join a team” and search for your Team name. You will need to find out your team name from your team captain.

2. Complete the form with your name and information.

3. You may also register other people if you know their name and email. There is a 10 member cap per team.

For more information, visit the Eventbrite Customer support center.

October 13, 2015
13 Oct 2015

Grant Request Links 2015

10696220_749375905117199_7057367864745268191_nGrant requests are open for 2015! Please use the links below:

TurningWheels For Kids cannot thank you enough. Again, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Ignacio Vallejo at twfk.igsval@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on December 5th!!!

San Jose Chapter Grant Requests

Tri-Valley Chapter Grant Requests

September 11, 2015
11 Sep 2015

Lids for Kids GoFundMe Campaign

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Dear Friends of TurningWheels For Kids,

I need your help! Please take the 3 minutes needed to read this. As most of you know, TurningWheels For Kids (TWFK) is active in the Bay Area community and we are focused on kids and bikes. With that in mind, TWFK is busy not just providing bikes but an important part of our program is focused on bike repairs. We have discovered, for these kids a flat tire, sadly, is a retired bike.

We hold several FREE bike repair clinics a year and we repair between 60 and 100+ bikes at each neighborhood clinic. In that process, we have discovered that almost all of the children do NOT have helmets. That’s horrible! As an RN in my bill-paying-day- job, I have seen the outcome of bike accidents where there was no bike helmet. The results are often tragic!

Help TWFK change that picture.

gofundme.com/lidsforkidsTWFK

We have the opportunity; we just don’t have the helmets! This year on December 5th, TWFK will build and distribute 3500 brand new bikes and every bike must have a helmet! And we already have identified the all- sport helmets as the kid’s choice for what is “cool” to wear! We want their sweet, precious brains protected as they ride into the sunset with that most coveted gift . . . a bike!

And let me share with you just how inexpensive it is to have a huge impact. Ten bucks!! Yup, you heard me right! A mere $10 protects a child as they enjoy the freedom and independence of that awesome bike! All you need to do is decide how many kids you are willing (or can afford : ) ) to keep safe. It really is that simple!!

PLEASE consider helping us fund helmets! This is a vital need with a huge impact! Or maybe it is better said, a vital need that will protect kids from a potentially life-altering IMPACT!

Please make your donation or contact me, sue@ turningwheelsforkids.org for brainstorming ways to fundraise for helmets! We need 3500 of you to answer YES!

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With fingers crossed,
Sue Runsvold, Director TWFK