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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...