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. 

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 gently 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 each 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.

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.


Donate a Bike

 Drop off new or gently used bikes at any of our bike shop partners (listed below) until Dec 11.

 Bikes needed for children ages 2 to 17.

If you'd like to organize your neighborhood, church or club to collect bikes, we've put together this little document to get you started. 


We thank our 2017 Sponsors:  

Metier Law Firm, Hooters Restaurants, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and Alacrity Lifestyles.

We'd also like to thank the following partners for their help:

Frontier Print Center, Lotus Design, Thrifty Nickel, Coloradoan and RM Parent Magazine

If you'd like more information on how to organize your own community bicycle drive for us, please
reach out to Serena at [email protected] Thank you! 

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 Bike Shops Partners and Drop Locations

Lee’s Cyclery
202 W. Laurel, Fort Collins

Lee’s Cyclery
931 E. Harmony, Fort Collins

Lee's Cyclery of Loveland
4880 Thompson Parkway, Loveland

Breakaway Cycles
2237 W. Eisenhower, Loveland


Fort Collins Bike Co-Op
1501 N. College Ave., Fort Collins

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


Recycled Cycles
4031 S. Mason St., Fort Collins

To financially contribute to Bikes for Tykes:




Please note "Bikes For Tykes"
in the comment field.


Or make a check payable to:
Realities For Children Charities
308 East County Road 30
Fort Collins, CO 80525


Please note “Bikes For Tykes”on the memo line


Or Call: 970.484.9090