National nonprofit gives away nearly a thousand bikes to kids in Minneapolis

Nearly a thousand kids in Minnesota got a fresh set of wheels Saturday.

The national nonprofit — Free Bikes 4 Kidz — gave away refurbished bikes to kids of all ages.

Saturday’s giveaway in Minneapolis is one of many happening in nearly a dozen cities all across the U.S. from California to Florida and Washington to Maryland.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz started as a hobby for founder Terry Esau, — where he refurbished bikes in his garage.

His goal is to make sure every kid has a “First bike memory.”

“We all remember our first bike, right, every kid needs to have that memory,” Esau said. “Your first bike is an important thing. It’s like the biggest deal between the teddy bear and a car.”

If you have a bike sitting around, Free Bikes 4 Kidz is always looking for more.

You can also make a financial donation.

We’re told it only takes about 25 dollars for them to fix up a bike.

Their goal is to give away one million bikes by 2027.

If you want to donate, click here.