Free bikes for Kids

The Revolve ReCYCLING Foundation is the tax deductible charity affiliated with our social enterprise. Its mission is to get free bikes and their benefits to Australia’s disadvantaged kids, or 1000 bikes to 1000 kids per year.

Inasmuch, the Foundation practices ‘bike equity’ or the concept that access to bikes gives kids fun, responsibility, skills and opportunity. As part of bike equity, more than 500 bikes have been distributed to date including to Ukrainian refugee kids, Indigenous kids in inner Sydney, and kids in disadvantaged communities in Shoalhaven, Gippsland, the Hunter Valley, outback Queensland and elsewhere.

Last year, more than 100 bikes were distributed – in partnership with local Indigenous organisations – to seven remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

The Foundation’s Board is: David Hynes AM, a former Olympian and business leader (Chair), Elizabeth Warner, former advisor to Federal Environment Minister (Member), and Nick Harford, leading sustainability consultant (Member).

Charitable donations to the Foundation’s goals and work are welcome, as are discussions about partnerships aimed at getting more bikes out to more deserving kids.

“Because every child deserves the joy of a bike”

Donate just $80 (or an amount of your choice) to help deliver a bike to a child in need – a refugee, a First Nations child, a child with a disability or from a disadvantaged background.

$80 covers the transport cost of collecting and delivering the bike, the cost of parts used to restore and repair the bike, the cost to support and train the volunteers, utilities, storage and other associated costs.

‘Bike riding is an excellent way to improve our students’ physical abilities, balance, muscle strength, and coordination skills. They absolutely love getting out on the Revolve ReCYCLING bikes at lunchtime, it gives them a sense of freedom and independence that they may not experience in other areas of life”

Anna Wetzel, Principal – Warrah Specialist School

What to give?

  • $80 will pay for the collection and restoration of one bike for a child in need.
  • $160 will pay for two bikes to be donated to two children.
  • $10 or $25 will help pay for parts to restore the bikes, such as tires or brakes.

*Clicking on the link you will be redirected to our page with the Australian Sports Foundation.

The work of our volunteer mechanics helps to keep that cost as low as possible.

“I’m really enjoying knowing that these bikes, which just weren’t being used, are going to schools and other places for kids to use, and will get so much fun out of them.

There are so many bikes just sitting in sheds not being used, or just being dumped on the streets. We can give these bikes a second life, keep them out of landfills, and give them to children who will really appreciate them.”   Jose, volunteer mechanic ‘Bikes for kids’

‘Bikes for kids’ is so great for kids who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to ride a bike. It teaches them so much about balance, spatial awareness, assessing risk, and responsibility (looking after it). It’s so healthy, great exercise, a cool way to get to school, and an excellent social activity, the perfect way for kids to connect with each other.

I mean you might also get an excited reaction if you gave a kid a fluffy toy. But a bike is so much more than a toy, it has utility, it teaches them so much…  it can change their lives. It changed mine.”  Matt, volunteer bike mechanic ‘Bikes for Kids’

Make a life-changing donation today of just $80 for a child to experience the joy of riding a safe, high-quality, lovingly restored bike