New and Refurbished Bikes For Adults and Kids in Need
Wheels of Hope is a collaboration among Anne Arundel County Food Bank, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel County Police and Bike Doctor Crofton. Together we provide a fresh start to those in need in our local community. We have supported adults entering sober living housing to help secure a fresh start with career placement, educational advancements, and meeting/counseling requirements, adults reentering society from prison, at risk adolescents who completed program requirements, high school athletes with transportation barriers to making practices, as well as low income communities including children with English as a second language. We provide a helmet with each bike and other accessories as needed such as lights and locks. Our mission is to provide community members in need with healthy transportation and recreation, protect our environment by reducing waste and to help those in need. The program is based at the Anne Arundel County Food Bank in Crownsville, MD.
In February, 2021 BikeAAA was selected as one of ten winners of the Park Tool 2021 Community Grant Program. BikeAAA was chosen from more than 300 applicants and will receive two new Park Tool Repair Stands, one Park Tool Professional Mechanic Tool Kit, five shop aprons and one Big Blue Book of Bike Repair. In addition, as the sole winner of the 2021 Park Tool President’s Choice Award, BikeAAA will receive an additional $1,000 of Park Tool repair equipment and tools. Read more about the award at Park Tool announces BikeAAA as winner of their 2021 Community Grant Program and the President’s Choice Award.
Volunteers that are skilled with bike repair and available to help during the day, occasional Saturday mornings or at home should email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your interest in Wheels of Hope repair, skill level and time availability.
You can make a tax-deductible financial contribution to the program to support purchase of spare parts, equipment and helmets by sending a check payable to BikeAAA Wheels of Hope, P.O. Box 208, Arnold, MD 21012 or click and scroll down to the Wheels of Hope Donation at DONATE ONLINE.
Bike Donations in Good Condition
For guidance on requirements for donor bikes or parts in good condition, please click Donor Bikes. Adult and kids bikes that meet the guidelines may be dropped off at Anne Arundel County Food Bank, 120 Marbury Dr., Crownsville, MD 21032 weekdays from 9-noon or 1 – 3pm.
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On behalf of all of us at our church and the committee working with our Afghan refugee family, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks to you and your helpers. We delivered the bikes and accessories yesterday and our Deacon and her husband went to give the young men a tutorial on the rules of the road for bike safety. The boys were over the moon with delight at receiving the bicycles. Their mother was all smiles as well. Thank you for your wonderful work! You are truly a blessing!