Welcome to Bike Lady, Inc.
A nonprofit on training wheels.
Formed November, 2008 as an impromptu holiday bike-a-thon, and incorporated in January, 2009, Bike Lady, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer charitable organization based in Columbus, Ohio, focused on providing NEW bikes, helmets and locks to the Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) Holiday Wish program, and in 2013 also to fifteen additional Ohio county child protective services locations, for children with a history of abuse, neglect and abandonment. A buck is a buck is a bike! EVERY dollar raised goes directly towards the purchase of new bikes, helmets and locks.

Take five minutes and get the "backstory" in this 2011 video.

Give a kid a bike. Change their life.

Over six holiday seasons, Friends of the Bike Lady have donated over $250,000 and put 3,499 kids safely on a shiny brand new bike with helmet and lock. Way. To. Roll.
  • Year 2008 - 125 kids on new bikes
  • Year 2009 - 212 kids on new bikes
  • Year 2010 - 524 kids on new bikes
  • Year 2011 - 351 kids on new bikes
  • Year 2012 - 1,146 kids on new bikes
  • Year 2013 - GOAL: 750

Year 2013 update as of Dec 20:    1,141

All recipients are in child protective custody. The majority goes to Franklin County Children Services (646). Other counties being served in 2013 include Athens, Clinton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Hocking, Licking, Lucas, Madison, Meigs, Pickaway, Ross, Union, Vinton and Washington.


 Merry Christmas to all and to all a new bike!


"I cannot do everything, but I can do somethi
ng. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere w
ith what I can."

- Edward Everett Hale 

Be a Friend of the Bike Lady. Donate today!

No contribution is too small

Close your eyes and think about every childhood holiday or birthday gift you received. What is the single distinct gift about which you remember the day, event, color, style, brand and what you did the moment after receiving your gift? For many, this positive lifelong memory will be the day you received your first new bike. Now, imagine the tears of joy and squeals of glee that children with a history of abuse and neglect would experience if they see a shiny two-wheeled surprise under the tree in 2013. Positive lifelong memories are in short supply for many of these kids. Help the Bike Lady create this magical experience.

FCCS annually serves nearly 25,000 children with about 5,000 youth under its direct care each holiday season. Please help the Bike Lady fulfill a fraction of those holiday wishes and also spread the love to other Ohio counties, too.

Why bikes? The Bike Lady believes in the power of bicycles. Read

a BUCK is a BUCK is a BIKE

All Bike Lady administrative costs are underwritten by its founder. Therefore, 100% of your donation is used to purchase bikes, helmets and locks.

Can you help the Bike Lady? It's simple. Donate securely online via PayPal, including credit cards, or by mail. Or go shopping to personally select and purchase a bike, helmet and lock. Read more...

Economic times are tough right now. Really tough. Truly, no contribution is too small. Donate a single helmet or a lock. Or five bucks is five bucks. It all adds up. We'd be grateful to receive it. Band together with friends, neighbors, co-workers or church members to sponsor a bike. Perhaps large corporations can challenge each department to pool donations to sponsor a bike...

It takes about $100 to put a kid safely on a bike, including helmet and lock, when purchasing retail. The 2013 goal is to fulfill the wish of 750 kids with a new bike, helmet and lock. We can do it if you will help.