Chicago Fire Department Partners With Free Bikes 4 Kidz Chicago

The Chicago Fire Department is proud to announce its partnership with Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a Chicago non-profit organization that provides bicycles to children who may not have the means to own one. Free Bikes 4 Kidz runs a one (1) day, city-wide bicycle collection event that is followed by a bicycle refurbish program that results in the FB4K Bike Giveaway Event.

Please note that 20 CFD firehouses have been selected to be bicycle collection drop-off sites on Saturday, April 4, 2020, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Below are the participating firehouses:

Engine 102 Engine 76 Engine 109 Engine 121
Engine 70 Engine 117 Engine 34 Engine 46
Engine 83 Engine 95 Engine 16 Engine 81
Engine 124 Engine 18 Engine 60 Engine 92
Engine 119 Engine 38 Engine 64 Engine 120

In addition to CFD being part of the Bike Collection Day, there are three (3) additional ways in which you can volunteer with this worthwhile cause:

– Bike Collection Day Saturday, April 4, 2020 – collect bicycles or drive a truck to pick up bicycles for transport to Free Bikes 4 Kidz’s warehouse.

– Clean and refurbish program – a two (2) month program from April 6 – June 12, where you work with other CFD members and form teams of volunteers to clean and refurbish bicycles. This may include coordination with CFD’s Media Affairs for maximum media exposure.

– Bike Giveaway Event, Saturday, June 13, 2020 – assist with providing bicycles to Chicagoland children at the central warehouse.

Members who are interested in volunteering should email The Office of the Fire Commissioner is thrilled with its partnership with Free Bikes 4 Kidz and hopes we turn out in force to provide children with the joys of bicycle riding this summer.

Richard C. Ford II
Fire Commissioner