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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...

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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.    ...

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,...

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...

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 in need of a little care from the Boynton Beach Police Department...