This is our first ever Jack the Bike Man Ride! All proceeds of this ride help fund the various programs of Jack the Bike Man, Inc. Jack the Bike Man, Inc. is a not for profit organization founded by Samuel H. “Jack” Hairston III in 2007 however Jack has been called Jack the Bike Man, since 1999. Throughout the year, Jack the Bike Man, Inc. gives away thousands of bikes to underprivileged kids, the homeless, men and women re-entering society from prison, recovering addicts in halfway houses and people living below the poverty line. For more than twenty years now Jack the Bike Man has fixed bikes and handed them out to needy children and adults in the area, especially around the holidays when Jack the Bike Man has its biggest bike give away of the year. All of this is possible only with the help of volunteers and contributions.
The community’s need for bicycles is never-ending, as is the organization’s need for funding, volunteers and used bikes that technicians can overhaul. The popularity of the organization has grown and with it the costs. Jack the Bike Man drives all over Palm Beach County collecting bikes or donations of parts. That is why by registering and participating in our first ever Jack the Bike Man Ride is so important.
Event details and schedule
The starting and finishing line of the ride is our bike shop. The ride will first go south to the Boca Inlet, back to the shop, north to Martin County Line and ending back at our shop. The Century ride starts promptly at 7:30am and both the Metric Century and Half Metric start at 8am.
To view a map of the 3 different routes please click on the appropriate links below:
- Century Route (100 miles): South Section, North Section
- Metric Route (62 miles)
- 30 Miler Route (30 miles)
A leader vehicle will guide the ride and each group will be followed by a SAG vehicle with parts and supplies for emergencies. There will be roving vehicles which will be able to pick up distressed bicycles for riders in trouble. There will be SAG tents half way to the South and half way to the North with emergency supplies, bathroom facilities along with water and snacks.
Sponsors are needed at many levels.
Jack The Bike Man, Inc.