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Join us in our 16th holiday season!  


This year's location is at Bishop Ranch 15, 12647 Alcosta Blvd, Suite 100, 
    in San Ramon, California. 

Bike drives are scheduled for November 25 & 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17, 
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Adopt A Family Bikes (AAFB) was formed in 2002 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Danville, California.  Parishioners found that Adopt A Family wish lists (from Monument Crisis Center clients) often included a request for bikes as a means of transportation.  In the prior two years, used bikes had been donated and tires repaired by a female parishioner who had worked at a bike shop in her teens.  In 2002, a dad from John Baldwin Elementary stepped in and spent countless hours cleaning, repairing, and safety checking the collected bikes. Over the years the program has grown; more "core volunteers" stepped in, bike drives expanded and the numbers grew.   AAFB continues to operate under the 501 (c) 3 of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, but the program outgrew the space at St. Timothy's and larger accommodations have since been donated by generous local property owners.  What was once an effort funded and manned by St. Timothy's members has since become a community program with the support of individuals, local businesses, philanthropic organizations, schools, clubs, and scouting groups. The core volunteers remain year after year to take on the lion's share of the work and ensure the integrity of the program.

The program starts up annually in November and closes down by the early part of January.  For 2017, the used bikes are collected and repaired at Bishop Ranch 15, 12647 Alcosta Blvd, Suite 100, San Ramon, CA.  We are open on weekends and some weeknights (see Schedule).  Check the schedule frequently as shop hours for volunteers will expand as we receive more bikes. 
 

The bikes are distributed to the following nonprofit organizations.  Please click on the links to read more about them!

In our first year, 2002, we refurbished 45 bikes.  To date, we have refurbished over 3,600 bikes, all going to recipients in need.  The bikes are a daily necessity for the majority of the recipients because many cannot afford bus fare to get to school, work, or appointments.  The joy in a child’s eyes and the gratitude from an adult recipient are immense.  The bikes make a HUGE difference in their lives and there’s always a need.

Website Administrator:  Mimi Hui, contact at adoptafamilybikes@gmail.com