Jack the Bike Man

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Bike Giveaway at Esperanza Center

‘Jack the Bike Man’ legacy carries on in holiday bike giveaway in Palm Beach County

Hundreds of Palm Beach County kids to receive bikes for Christmas By: Terra Sullivan Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 22, 2023 and last updated 5:35 PM, Dec 22, 2023 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — When Samuel H. “Jack” Hairston III, known as “Jack the Bike Man” passed away earlier this year at the age of 81, the nonprofit inspired by his life of two-wheeled charity promised to carry on his legacy. Through a holiday initiative, the Jack the Bike Man organization has dropped off hundreds of bicycles...

Picture of children and adults waiting in line with a row of bicycles waiting for them

Jack The Bike Man keeps late founder’s spirit alive by taking bicycle giveaways on the road

Written by: Maya WashburnPalm Beach Post JUPITER — Children’s eyes lit up as they gazed at the lines of gleaming bicycles in the parking lot. They gasped and squeezed their parents’ hands when they found out that one of them would soon be theirs. Many of them had never owned a bicycle before. In all, Jack The Bike Man gave away 110 bikes and 10 scooters, along with 110 helmets, at the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center in Jupiter on Wednesday, Dec....

Our volunteer Jay helping put bikes in our trailer

Jack the Bike Man bike giveaway lives on despite his passing

Written by: Albert Pefley WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Jack the Bike Man, a nonprofit group in West Palm Beach, continued its annual tradition of giving away new and used bicycles to underprivileged kids for Christmas. The annual bike giveaways in December first began in 2007. The founder of Jack the Bike Man, Samuel “Jack” Hairston, passed away in July at the age of 81. His staff and volunteers are carrying on without him. Wednesday, they delivered about 110 bikes to the El...

Saying goodbye to the late ‘Jack the Bike Man’ — Celebration of life set for Sept. 19 in West Palm

by Joe Capozzi A CELEBRATION HONORING the wonderful life of the late “Jack the Bike Man’’ wouldn’t be complete without a few bicycles, even if it is being held at a funeral home. “We will have the place decorated with bicycles,’’ said Mariano Garcia, who’s helping organize the public send-off in West Palm Beach for his friend Samuel H. “Jack” Hairston III, the beloved community fixture better known as “Jack the Bike Man,’’...

Celebration of Life for Jack

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 6411 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, 33405, on Tuesday. September 19, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  This date was selected as it would have been his 82nd birthday, a day to celebrate Jack.  All are welcome to participate in remembering Jack, his life and contributions to his life and legacy.  A memorial graveside service will be scheduled at a later date at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian,...

Families picking out bikes donated from Jack the Bike Man to St. John Fisher for Christmas Giveaway

Christmas Giveaway 2022

This year at Jack the Bike Man we did our Christmas Giveaway a little bit different. Our current temporary building on 420 Claremore Drive does not have the adequate space or parking to have thousands of kids getting bicycles and helmets. So we did things a little different this time around. We donated our bikes to other non-profit organizations that do great work with the same communities we would normally donate most of our children’s bicycles to during the Holidays....

5th Annual Jack the Bike Man Gala

5th Annual Gala

Our 5th Annual Gala was a success, thank you all for attending! We are on our quest to raise funds for our Capital Campaign to renovate the building we purchased on 426 Claremore Drive. A special thank you to: Greg Weiss, Palm Beach County Mayor J.P. Morgan Jay Baker Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhardt and Shipley Attorneys at Law Christopher Mosca David Kelso Gast Construction Group, Inc. Patricia Munoz-Upton ...

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...