What We Do
Project Bicycle Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to provide new bicycles and helmets to kids and youth in the Foster Care System, Group Homes, Transitional Living homes or other at risk situations.
Our primary bike give away takes place at Christmas time. However, we are able to accommodate some requests on a year round basis as well, depending on bike availability.
We are especially passionate about providing bicycles to teens and youth living in groups homes or who are about to age out of the “system”. They generally do not have a driver’s license or vehicle of their own. A good bicycle can provide transportation to school & work and provide a sense of responsibility and freedom.
Give a Bike, Change a Life!
Remember the joy of receiving your first bicycle?
Give a child in foster care or transitional living that gift this Christmas. For some it will be a childhood memory they will never forget. For others it will provide their only means of transportation.
Project Bicycle Love collects and purchases brand new bikes and helmets for foster kids of all ages. Every bike collected will be given to a local child in need.
Donate a bike, assembled or unassembled or make a monetary donation towards the purchase of bikes, helmets, and supplies.
100% of donations stay in our community.
Join us and together we can make a difference in the lives of local foster children this Christmas!
Foster Events & Parties
We also partner with local foster organizations and donate bikes to be raffled at Foster Events. We've provided bikes for Child Hope Services Teen Christmas Party, Kids and Families Together Christmas Party, James Storehouse Christmas Shoppe, and Royal Family Kids Foster Family Fun Fest.
Media & Publicity
Cycling Into Hearts and Homes
REALTORS® Eric and Janet Baucom provide kids in foster care with a
sense of freedom, personal control, and fun.
For most kids, getting a new bike is almost a rite of passage in their families. But for those who have spent a big chunk of their childhood in the foster care system, having a bike of their own is usually the stuff of dreams, hard to imagine in a life often defined by instability and tumult.
Eric and Janet Baucom are committed to making the dream a reality for foster children in and around their Ventura, Calif., community. The simple gift of a bike has the ability to make a kid’s life better, they say. In addition to providing recreation and fun, biking is an expression of control and freedom that’s likely missing in their lives. Read article