It’s All About Community.

The Spokesgroup has helped thousands of citizens make a connection with thousands of children and their families.

It IS all about community…about giving something back.  We invite you to participate.

Ultimately, it is YOU who receives the greatest reward.

Warm Greetings,


  • We raise money each year to buy new bikes and helmets for needy children in the Charlotte area. More than ever, bike riding remains one of the healthiest and safest ways for a child to get exercise in the open air and all while social distancing.
  • The bikes are given to the parents or caregivers who then give them to their children for Christmas. This approach enables them to experience the pleasure and pride of providing a valued gift to their child.
  • 100% of every dollar buys bikes and helmets.
  • In 29 years, we have provided more than 59,250 bikes. Each bike and helmet cost about $100~ but we appreciate any donation amount.
  • We are a BBB “Accredited Charity” and a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Thanks so much to all of you that have donated in the past!!


In Loving Memory

Richard “Dick” Dunn
The Spokesgroup Co-founder

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Our Mission Is Bikes

Our mission is simply to put underprivileged young people in our community on bikes!Your generosity will surely put a smile on a youngster…and a youngster on a bike. We work closely with the Salvation Army of Charlotte and the Annual Christmas Bureau.

We Give ALL We Get

100 cents of EVERY dollar ever raised by the Spokesgroup has purchased bikes and helmets. You can donate with confidence that you gift will be used for bikes and helmets. 

One By One

Each gift of $100 enables us to buy a brand new high-quality bicycle and a helmet. Donations come from individuals, companies and organizations throughout the Charlotte region..

Bikes Donated In 2022

Bikes Donated Since 1994

You Can Help

We need all the help we can get…..for the kids.  More Bucks = More Bikes.    You can make a secure donation with your Paypal account or major credit card.

This is a quick and easy way for you or your organization to help us put a youngster on a bike this  year by making an online donation.  We are using PAYPAL but you are not required to have a PAYPAL account to proceed.


o 700 bikes to the Salvation Army Bureau
o 300 bikes to other charities/groups- Wayfinders / Families Fwd Charlotte / Grier Heights / Havens Foundation / CMPD Explorers
o Hickory Fire Dept – 200 bikes
o Right Moves for Youth – 75 bikes

Christmas Bureau 2019

Christmas Bureau 2019

Each year The Spokes Group participates in the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau. It's a wonderful tradition that provides hundreds of underprivileged individuals the warmth of generosity. Participants spin for the opportunity to win one of the hundreds of bikes and...

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Wells Fargo Chili Cookoff

Wells Fargo Chili Cookoff

Wells Fargo Advisors had the 5th annual chili cook off benefiting The Spokes group on 11/21. They raised enough money to purchase 26 bikes this year and had 17 chili cooks

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2017 Mission for Bikes

2017 Mission for Bikes

Iveth Gonzalez spun a roulette wheel and made a mini sign of the cross Monday morning at the Salvation Army Christmas Bureau, and seconds later her prayer came true: A new bike for her 12-year-old son, Diego.

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The Spokes Group is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization,
meaning your donation is tax deductible.
It also accredited by the National BBB Wise Giving Alliance.