MISSION OF BIKES FOR TYKES, INC. The mission of Bikes for Tykes, Inc. (BFT) is to ensure every child in Collier County has a bicycle. By providing bikes to kids in need, Bikes for Tykes empowers children, fights childhood obesity and reduces our environmental impact. A bicycle gives a child his or her first test of true independence, self-reliance, self-esteem and a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. The organization is committed to reducing the number of bicycles in landfills by collecting damaged bicycles and parts that would otherwise be discarded so that they can be repaired by volunteer staff and re-purposed for kids in need. BIKES FOR TYKES, INC. FOUNDED IN NAPLES FLORIDA. In the 29 years since the inception of BFT, we have given away over 19,000 bicycles, free of charge, to children and adults our the community. BFT accepts used bicycles, bicycle parts in good condition, and new bicycles and helmets. The donations are used to refurbish the bicycles. The refurbished bicycles are given to children and adults in need. READ MORE ┬╗