Jack the Bike Man

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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...

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...

BIKEMAN’S TRAILER STOLEN

Palm Beach Post , January 13, 2018 Charity used trailer to transport give away bikes. A trailer used to transport dozens of bicycles to children and others in need from a West Palm Beach charity was stolen this week.  Jack the Bike Man Inc., posted on its Facebook page asking the public for help.  When staff went outside the warehouse Thursday morning, they found the trailer was gone. “Someone has stolen our big trailer that we use to pick up and distribute...

Jack the Bike Man Celebration Dinner

Celebrating Milestone with Jack the Bike Man

Palm Beach Daily News, Sunday, January 7, 2018 Benefit auction marks 10 years as nonprofit. The white lights and evergreen decorated Sailfish Club was the setting for an evening of big wheels and small.  The auction and dinner to benefit Jack the Bike Man took place Dec. 16, 2017 and celebrated the 10th anniversary of the organization’s nonprofit status. Mariano Garcia was chairman for the evening, which included a silent auction of collectible bicycles, the club’s famous seafood buffet, dinner and dancing. Since...

Our Bike Technicians and volunteers working side by side

SPOTLIGHT ON NONPROFITS: Jack the Bike Man

The Palm Beach Post, Thursday, October 19, 2017 Jack the Bike Man: Where used bikes become useful transportation.   Jack Hairston, founder and CEO of Jack the Bike Man What is Jack the Bike Man?  Jack the Bike Man is a not for profit organization founded by Samuel H. “Jack ”Hairston III in 2007, however Jack has been called Jack the Bike Man, since 1999. Throughout the year, Jack the Bike Man gives away thousands of bikes to underprivileged kids,the homeless,women re-entering society from prison,...

Christmas Giveaway

‘Bike Man,’ Volunteers Make Smiles With 2-Wheeled Gifts

The Palm Beach Post, Monday, December 19, 2016 Annual event in West Palm Beach benefits underprivileged kids. Kids collect their bicycles Sunday during the annual Christmas bike giveaway put on by Jack the Bike Man’s Children’s Bicycle Charity in West Palm Beach. By Corvaya Jeffries Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Cinco. Seis. Siete. Jack “the Bike Man” Hairston counted out as he handed tickets to mothers in front of his bike shop. The numbers they were giving him? The number of children they had who didn’t have...