Spokes for Folks is a non-profit corporation that was founded in July 2000 by two Texas teens, Armond and Andrew Schwartz. It began when the two brothers were clearing out their garage and decided to repair the old bikes that had been sitting there for years. It amazed them that something that they actually liked to do could have such a tremendous impact on other kids. Over the Christmas break, they picked up thirty bikes from neighborhood families and those from school, cleaned and repaired them, and donated them to the Boys and Girls Clubs for distribution. Since then, their project gained rising support. Both the City of Dallas Volunteer Center and the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge recognized their work.
In 2008, Pam Jackson of DORBA along with students Noah Goetz and Liz Livingston revitalized the organization. Spokes continues to grow and develop. With the ongoing support of volunteers in the cycling community, including DORBA, Spokes for Folks has now donated over 5,500 bicycles to a variety of organizations, listed on our donations page. Please join our efforts at our next Wrench Event, when the gently used bikes are repaired.
If you wish to donate a bike or are in need of a bike for you or your organization please click here.
Pam Jackson - President
Cindy Schwartz - Treasurer
Lance Johnson - Assistant Treasurer
Eve Guth - Secretary
Founder and President Emeritus