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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...

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...

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...