Jack the Bike Man

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Happy girl receiving a bike from Jack The Bike Man

Invitation to our Annual Jack The Bike Man Gala

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, We invite you to another spectacular Jack The Bike Man Gala! As you may know, this evening’s proceeds will benefit Jack The Bike Man’s Campaign to renovate our new permanent home! Yes, we acquire a building in West Palm Beach, and it needs some work done. Some renovation and reconstruction work is necessary in order to make it accessible to work, maintain and repair our bikes, and to assist our clients, children who receive a free...

Jack the Bike Man breaking ground in new home

New home for Jack the Bike Man

by Gary Detman Saturday, September 18th 2021 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Jack the Bike Man has a new home. The man known for fixing up bikes for people in need held a groundbreaking ceremony for his new facility on Saturday. Organizers also used the day to celebrate his 80th birthday, which is Sunday. The new home is located at 426 Claremore Drive in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach County Commissioner Greg Weiss attended the ceremony and issued a proclamation for Jack the Bike day. The efforts...

Christmas Giveaway 2019 a Success!

The turnout for Jack the Bike Man’s Annual Christmas Giveaway was the largest to date. The event, held on Sunday December 15th, presented thousands of bicycles to children in a festive holiday atmosphere. Santa and his elves greeted the excited children beneath the decorated branches of a magnificent Christmas Tree. Two hundred volunteers fit 2,218 children for bicycles and helmets. This was 25% more than was awarded during the 2018 Christmas Giveaway. Despite large crowds and high demand it is Jack...

Jack the Bike Man: Students dedicate a special bike to Stoneman Douglas High School – Palm Beach Post

See Full Article at Palm Beach Post: https://pbpo.st/JackBikeMan By Wilkine Brutus Posted Aug 9, 2019 at 9:12 AM    Jack “the Bike Man” Hairston was in the middle of talking up hard-working, underprivileged students when a jubilant boy, a fan from the community, interrupted the interview to greet him. It was a serendipitous moment ripe for the occasion. It’s yet another year of giving away thousands of free bicycles and helmets to people on the margin, “underprivileged kids, adults, and the homeless.” Throughout the years, Hairston’s not-for-profit program in...

Impact of trade way on Jack the Bike Man

How trade war with China will impact your pocketbook

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — How will President Trump’s trade war with China impact your bottom line? Friday, he increased tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25% in a tit for tat trade war, up from the 10% he had imposed last fall. The president says he wants an even business playing field and for China to stop stealing intellectual property. The list of items hit with a tariff is 194 pages long, everything from baseball gloves to...

BallenIsles foundation awards $745K in grants to local nonprofits

PALM BEACH GARDENS — Dozens of nonprofit and civic organizations were honored for contributions to their local communities Tuesday afternoon at BallenIsles Country Club.Forty-six organizations received financial grants totaling $745,000 from the BallenIsles Charities Foundation during its 2019 “Making a Difference” Grants Awards Ceremony. The record-setting amount brings the foundation’s cumulative grants awarded to local organizations to more than $3 million over the eight years since its formation. “With the completion of the newly expanded BallenIsles clubhouse, our fundraising events attracted...

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Bicycling Boom

Lufthansa Magazin is featuring Jack the Bike Man along with the City of Boston and Bishop Bikes in promoting bicycling through The East Coast Greenway bike trail. This bike trail is an ambitious project who’s goal is to connect 3,000 miles of safe and accessible multi-user route linking cities and towns from Maine to Florida. Please check out the full article here: Bicycling boom To view and dowloand a pdf version of the magazine article please click here: Lufthansa...

Jack the Bike Man gives away bicycles and helmets to entire 5th grade class at Hope Rural School.

Jack the Bike Man continued the tradition of donating bicycles and helmets to the entire 5th grade class at Hope Rural School in Indiantown. The kids were so happy to get these bikes and they decided to sing for us in their classroom as a big thank you! We always feel blessed and happy to give bikes to this wonderful community.    ...

Jack the Bike Man 11th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Rolling Along

Palm Beach Daily News, Tuesday, January 1, 2019  Jack the Bike Man celebrates 11th anniversary of charity work Jack the Bike Man Inc. recently held its second annual gala. The event, which celebrated 11 years as a non-profit organization, took place Dec. 15 at the Sailfish Club and featured a live and a silent auction, a photo booth, a cigar roller and a cartoonist.  Susan Merritt Quartet provided music for the night. The charity fixes bikes and donates them to needy children and...