Cyclists often feel their bicycles are an extension of themselves. With that thought in mind, BikeFlights company founder and CEO, William (Bill) Alcorn came up with a concept he turned into a thriving business. He created a shipping company whose sole purpose is to get bikes safely to wherever their riders are traveling.
The company enables people to easily ship their bikes to wherever they travel, both domestically and internationally. During their first year, the company shipped 40 bicycles. To date, they shipped 500,000.
BikeFlights has become a trusted leader in the biking community and is now the official bike shipping service for the Tour de France. With happy customers referring their friends and family to use their services, they can’t wait to achieve their next milestone - one million bikes shipped.
Bill and his team also wanted to find a way to support the cycling movement, so they established the “Buck Up for Bikes” program in 2016. The program currently works with four youth organizations that focus on empowering youth through the bicycle, including Trips for Kids.
“Trips for Kids makes the benefits of cycling and the outdoors accessible to those that might not otherwise realize them. We support Trips for Kids for we believe riding a bike changes lives for the better.” - Bill Alcorn
The company makes the donation process easy for customers who wish to participate in help the Buck Up for Bikes campaign. Upon checkout, BikeFlights.com customers have the option to donate $1 to one or all of the four non-profit cycling organizations that are working hard to get more young people on bikes. BikeFlights covers all processing and administrative fees and donates 100% of the money raised. Buck Up for Bikes has raised $49,000 so far.
“BikeFlights.com helps us in many ways. They also provide us with the shipping boxes that our national team uses to send parts and supplies to our local chapters, and they give us bikes damaged by FedEx or UPS that we can post to our online ReCyclery bike shop. Their generosity and support truly helps move Trips for Kids forward, and we look forward to growing with them into the future.” - Robert Alan Ping, Trips for Kids Executive Director.