Welcome to Bike Lady, Inc.
Give a kid a bike. Change a life.

Formed November, 2008 as an impromptu holiday bike-a-thon, Bike Lady, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer charitable organization based in Columbus, Ohio providing NEW bikes, helmets and locks to Ohio county child protective services for children with a history of abuse, neglect and abandonment. 
EVERY dollar raised goes directly towards the purchase of new bikes, helmets and locks.

Bike Lady is one cool charity combining the power of a suburban adoptive mom, Friends, inmate offenders, and bikes all to benefit foster kids. Join us. Be a Friend.

Give a kid a bike. Change their life.

Since, 2008, including the current 2015 holiday season, Friends of the Bike Lady have given 6,477 Ohio foster kids across 33 different Ohio counties a shiny brand new bike, plus helmet and lock, typically during the holiday season.
  • Year 2008 - 125 kids on new bikes in 1 county
  • Year 2009 - 212 kids on new bikes in 1 county
  • Year 2010 - 524 kids on new bikes in 1 county
  • Year 2011 - 351 kids on new bikes in 1 county
  • Year 2012 - 1,146 kids on new bikes in 8 counties
  • Year 2013 - 1,141 kids on new bikes in 16 counties
  • Year 2014 - 1,323 kids on new bikes in 20 counties
  • Year 2015 - 1,655 kids on new bikes in 32 counties
  • Year 2016 GOAL = at least 1,600 kids on a new bike

Here is how last year - Season 8 / Year 2015 - rolled out. Friends of the Bike Lady shared #bikelove to #fosterhope all over Ohio! We hope for a repeat banner year in 2016!

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 2015. Positive lifelong memories are in short supply for many of these kids. Help the Bike Lady create this magical experience.

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

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of your donation is used directly 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. Read more...

No contribution is too small. Five bucks is five bucks. It all adds up. We'd be grateful to receive it. It takes over $125 to put a kid safely on a bike, including helmet and lock, when purchasing retail. The 2015 goal is to fulfill the wish of 1,500 kids in care across at least 15 Ohio counties with a new bike, helmet and lock. We can do it if you will help.

Let's roll.