Boise Bicycle Project

Boise Bicycle Project

Every December for the past 12 years, the Boise Bicycle Project teams up with local nonprofits to gather applications for the Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway.


Every year the Boise Bicycle Project helps grant underprivileged children the wish of owning their own bike. They refurbish old bikes donated to the nonprofit and then hand them out to children who request them. This year they've received more than 700 requests, which is 200 more than they expected. Now, they're asking the community to help them out by donating used kids bikes.

Boise bicyclists turned out in droves last summer for the first annual Boise Goathead Fest - a celebration of all things bike and the collective efforts to remove prickly goat head seeds from hiking and biking trails. We talk with event organizer and Boise Bicycle Project executive director Jimmy Hallyburton, Boise Foothills restoration specialist Martha Brabec and Boise State biological sciences professor Trevor Caughlin about biking, brambles and goat heads.

On The Monday, June 17, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 14, 2019

  • Idaho Supreme Court makes ruling on misdemeanor arrests.
  • Vitruvian Women art exhibit combines classic Da Vinci imagery with contemporary body positivity.
  • Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery and national emancipation.
  • Goat Head Fest celebrates Idaho bike culture and removes prickly seed pods.

Boise Bicycle Project

A local group that gives away refurbished bikes to kids is in desperate need of some help for Christmas.



Boise Bicycle Project

Every December, the Boise Bicycle Project coordinates with area schools, social workers and non-profit organizations to distribute bicycles to underprivileged children in the Treasure Valley. 

On The Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Dec 3, 2018

  • Computer Science Education Week focuses on coding in STEM education
  • 'Idaho Experience' looks at Idaho's flying history
  • 'Green Book' on exhibit at The Idaho Black History Museum
  • The Boise Bicycle Project makes sure every kid gets a set of wheels

The first Boise Goathead Fest wrapped up on Saturday and we get the recap from organizer Jimmy Hallyburton.

Boise Bicycle Project Wants Everyone Biking

May 24, 2018

The Boise Bicycle Project is spending the month of May encouraging kids to get on their bikes and explore their communities. The project manages programs that provide bikes for low income Idahoans and teach bike maintainance to all. The BBP also organizes rides for all levels and looks for opportunities to combine biking with community outreach. We talk with the Boise Bicycle Project about their efforts this month.

On The Thursday, May 24, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

May 23, 2018 | Illinois Review | stock | ADAM COTTERELL / BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO

  • Idahoans rally to collect signatures for horse racing machines.
  • Garden City's mayor weighs in on growth.
  • Idaho has one of the lowest rates of colon cancer screenings.
  • The Boise Bicycle Project wants to see every Boiseian on a bike

On The Thursday, May 17, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

May 16, 2018
Idaho Legislature website | Boise Music Week | Boise Bicycle Project | DARIN OSWALD / IDAHO STATESMAN

Idaho legislature's computers get hacked . . . using shipping containers to build affordable housing . . . Boise Music Week celebrates 100th anniversary . . . Boise Bicycle Project wants to put every Boisian on a bike

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

We all know change can be hard. But when it comes to an annual bicycle festival slated for this Saturday in Boise, some programming changes could make or break the event.

Courtesy Courtney Wyatt

At the Boise Bike Project Saturday children will be getting free bicycles. That’s not unusual, that’s what the Bike Project does. But this time some of the kids getting the bikes were passengers in a car that hit - and severely injured - a boy only five-years old. And it was the mother of that boy who asked that these kids get bikes.

Here’s the part you may have heard about. This past September a 5-year-old Boise boy named Maximo was riding his bike home from kindergarten with his dad when he was hit by a minivan. / Ballet Idaho

In its third year, a record of 580 groups are participating in Idaho Gives. The annual event – which is modeled after a similar one in Minnesota – is sponsored by the Idaho Nonprofit Center, and has grown in scope every year.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

About 80 people crammed into the Boise Bicycle Project Wednesday night. The diverse crowd included drivers and cyclists of all ages and affiliation – but there was a common theme.

“We are in this together," says Lisa Brady with the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance (TVCA). "There is no driver out there that wants to hit a cyclist, and no cyclist that wants to be hit by a driver.”