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11th Anniversary Celebration Party

On Dec. 15 Jack the Bike Man, Inc. will celebrate 11 years as a non-profit organization with a benefit evening at a private Club on Palm Beach. There will be cocktails, followed by the internationally famous Sailfish Club seafood buffet dinner with live music and dancing. This among an extraordinarily beautifully decorated holiday atmosphere. Attendees will be delighted with the wonderful auction items offered. These include 8 picturesque vacation packages across the Globe, including 007 secret hide away in Switzerland....

Fixture in Jack the Bike Man’s shop dies in crash

Fixture in Jack the Bike Man’s shop dies in crash Photo Courtesy of Ideabar By Sonja Isger – The Palm Beach Post – Joel Solis, a 24-year-old from West Palm Beach, died this weekend in a car crash on Florida’s Turnpike. A tire blew out on the Ford Explorer he was in, and as it collided with guardrails and spun with abandon, Solis was thrown from the cab’s safety and he died on the scene. His death has plunged not only his family,...

Jack the Bike Man Day

Mayor Jeri Muoio surprised our own Jack the Bike Man a.k.a. Jack Hairston by presenting him a ceremonial key to the City and proclaiming  this day as “Jack the Bike Man Day” in recognition of his commitment to bicycle safety and generosity toward West Palm Beach residents. Mr. Hairston has donated countless bicycles and helmets to the students and young residents of West Palm Beach. This day was a part of the City of West Palm Beach’s Vision Zero: Safe Streets for West Palm...

Police Agencies Donate Bikes to Nonprofit to Benefit Kids, Adults in Need

POLICE AGENCIES DONATE BIKES TO NONPROFIT TO BENEFIT KIDS, ADULTS IN NEED by Kate Jackobson – Sun Sentinel – Jack Hairston has spent the last 17 years playing around with bikes. The West Palm Beach man isn’t your average gear head. Hairston runs a nonprofit called Jack the Bike Man, aimed at giving donated bikes to children and adults who can’t afford their own. A portion of those bikes, he said, comes from law enforcement agencies. Hairston received 38 bikes...

Florida Man Spends Retirement Fixing and Giving Away Bikes to the Needy

FLORIDA MAN SPENDS RETIREMENT FIXING AND GIVING AWAY BIKES TO THE NEEDY Jack the Bike Man Hairston in the charity’s massive warehouse of bikes that are rebuilt and given to those in need. by: Robert Caston – Bicycle Parking Racks – When some guys retire they like to spend their days playing golf. Not Jack Hairston. He likes to give away bikes. Not just a few of them, but thousands of them. To needy kids and their...

This 17-year-old Runs a Nonprofit to Help Provide Bikes to Needy Kids

THIS 17-YEAR-OLD RUNS A NONPROFIT TO HELP PROVIDE BIKES TO NEEDY KIDS by: Ariel Min – Circa – It all started when Jeremy Clerc was 14. On a family vacation trip to Florida, Clerc met a man nicknamed “Jack the Bikeman,” who fixes thousands of bikes and gives them away to needy children. This left a strong impression on Clerc, so he decided to help. Jack the Bikeman, whose real name is Jack Hairston, has been...

“Jack The Bike Man’s” Yearly Quest to Give Away Thousands of Bikes to Kids

“JACK THE BIKE MAN’S” YEARLY QUEST TO GIVE AWAY THOUSANDS OF BIKES TO KIDS by Bike Rack Charlie – There’s something about bicycling that creates a sense of community. Perhaps it’s because when people ride around town on a bicycle, you can actually see them as a real person instead of a shadow hiding in a big motorized box. Maybe it’s also because all bicyclists are propelled by their own sweat and muscle power. There’s nothing elitist about that. It was this allure of...