Bikes For Tykes

The holiday season can be a sad time of year for childen who have suffered from abuse, neglect or at-risk situations. Our Business Members, Affiliate Agencies, Volunteers, Community Members and Supporters come together to brighten their day -and their Holiday Season- by bearing gifts of bikes, helmets and safety gear! You can help us in our effort to reach them this each holiday season, just read on below to find out how!

Realities For Children’s Bikes For Tykes program is one of our longest-running distribution programs, giving bicycles and new helmets to the children we serve since 1996.  Each year, kind-hearted individuals, groups and organizations donate their new or used bicycles to us during the months of November and December (although we will accept bikes at any time during the year), then we safety-check and refurbish them via our local bike shop partners (listed below). Then on a happy day in December every year, the bikes are given to registered youth who are being served by one of our Affiliate Youth Agencies who serve local children who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk.

At the bike distribution, we provide a happy day filled with surprises, music, crafts, treats, and the most special surprise in the world for many of them: a new bike! Each child arrives with the chance to choose THE PERFECT BIKE  out of the hundreds of bicycles in the room. Every child is given a helmet to ensure safe riding, and the time and attention of a personal Elf Shopper to help them with their selection. Bicycle mechanics are on-hand to properly adjust seat height, and install training wheels if needed.


We thank our 2015 Sponsors:  
Metier Law Firm, Hooters Restaurants, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Exodus Moving & Storage.


We also thank our 2015 Volunteers:  
Over 40 people donated their time, talent and hearts to a wonderful distribution this year.


WE GAVE AWAY OVER 450 BICYCLES IN 2015 AND MADE MANY CHILDREN SMILE!

*This year, we also had the help of a generous neighborhood in Fort Collins.
Harmony Club rallied together as a community and donated over 200 NEW bikes to us.
If you'd like more information on how to organize your own community bicycle drive for us, please
reach out to Amy@RealitiesForChildren.com Thank you! 
And thank you to Harmony Club, Suna Thomas, Markley Motors and Mercedes-Benz of Loveland.

We would like to extend a genuine THANK YOU to all the bike shops that donate their time and support to Bikes for Tykes! We truly couldn’t do it without them.

Thank You to our long-time Bike Shops Partners

Lee’s Cyclery
202 W. Laurel, Fort Collins
482.6006


Lee’s Cyclery
931 E. Harmony, Fort Collins
226.6006

Lee's Cyclery of Loveland
4880 Thompson Parkway, Loveland
667.8735


Breakaway Cycles
2237 W. Eisenhower, Loveland
663.1726

The Phoenix Cyclery
1532 E. Mulberry, Suite D, Fort Collins
493.4517


To financially contribute to Bikes for Tykes:

 

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Realities For Children Charities
1610 South College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

 

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Or Call: 970.484.9090